You Shall Pursue

April 14, 2012

Toward a Sane Model of Wealth Distribution

Filed under: Social Justice — Tags: , — marleyweiner @ 6:38 am

Copying over some of the old posts from my blog, circa April 2011…

This post may come out a bit blurry, because it’s something I’m just starting to think about. But I think it’s super important to get these thoughts out on paper.

I’ve been reading a lot recently about the budget cuts in congress, and how congress is not interested in increasing the tax rate on the wealthiest Americans to subsidize desperately needed programs to help poor Americans thrive. And lots of Conservatives are calling poor people lazy, and saying that it is not the duty of the government to provide a safety network for poor Americans, because small government, or private charity, or some other bullshit. And this is, of course, complete and utter bullshit. But I have for a long time trying to find a succinct way of explaining WHY this is bullshit so that conservatives would understand. I think I hit upon it.

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