Keith Olberman puts it in perspective:
And some people are still holding on to Victorian-Edwardian era Social Darwinism because being a Sociopath gives them a throbbing one and the idea of an equitable society scares them.
How is it when someone says get of your ass and work it makes them a republician? Face facts people we all want change we all want to get out of struggeling to make a living we all want to live in relative peace and security. The way of doing this is going to be different for everyone because we all think our way is the best no one is openingthemselves up for compromise. So we will be left with a stale mate.
Who here is in favor of a flate tax? Who is against it? Why?
Personally I'm in favor because everyone will pay their fair share. I know my taxes will go up some but I'm willing to make that sacrifice as long as everyone in America is doing it. Why is this wrong?
I know that this will cause a shift in the job bases for accountants but after talking to a few guys who are accountants they would love to not have to fool with taxes.
Corporations bad. 99%. We want more stuff, etc.
Very few had anything meaningful to say, along the lines of transparency in the government, wanting to see large scale corporations take responsibility for outsourcing, and their actions overseas, or anything otherwise socially responsible.
It's entitlement at it's worst. Spend some time in a 3rd world country gathering rainwater, or filling up your bath tub with water when the government decides to shut it down for "conservation", douches, then we can talk hardships.