Friday, September 19, 2008

Can poor people be patriotic?

On an ABC news interview Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden said it was time for the rich to be patriotic. 


This came after a question asking Biden if people making over $250,000 would pay more taxes. Biden's responded, "You got it, it's time to be patriotic". He continues, "[It's] Time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help America out of the rut".

So let me get this straight. It's up to the rich to bail out the US by paying more taxes. In turn this makes the rich patriotic. So by increasing taxes, the Obama administration is making rich people more patriotic. Sheer genius!

But wait, where does this leave the middle class and poor people? Do they have any means of becoming patriotic or are they left to be dug "out of the rut"? This also leaves us to believe the Obama administration assumes the middle class and poor feel that taking money from the rich is their only way out. I would think the Obama-Biden campaign would give the American people a little more credit than that, but hey, I've never been a community organizer so who am I to say.

Thanks once again Joe!

1 comments:

Andy,  September 19, 2008 at 7:49 AM  

k"This also leaves us to believe the Obama administration assumes the middle class and poor feel that taking money from the rich is their only way out."

Well, that is embedded into the minds of Obama's "people". By people, yes I'm going there, his race. Let's lay around on the porch and let the middle and upper class support us. Nothing new to read there, move along...

---Andy

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