Friday, June 24, 2011

All He Touches Turns To Dust

Before I Lose My Reason... and My Soul

I've got a great idea. Let's solve the problem of people not having jobs by cutting government programs, getting rid of pensions, destroying unions, and raising taxes and fees on people who can barely afford to live.

Oh, and let's let the insurance companies rack up record profits while we cut benefits to people who need them so that people who are unemployed literally cannot afford health care and decide that robbing a bank is a great way to get coverage since our society has ruled that depriving prison inmates of health care is cruel and unusual punishment (but depriving the poor is just the American way).

And then let's give tax breaks to people who don't need it and companies that already pay little or no tax.

Because, if you listen to anyone on the Sunday Morning Talk Shows, that's the only way to get ourselves out of this economic mess.


Mister Pleasant said...

That is a righteous rant, Alex, and I agree completely. Even those of us who have coverage through employers see our benefits go down and the out-of-pocket share goes up every year. Without single payer we are doomed to continue on this downward slope.

Meanwhile - what a great tune that is. And the lyrics certainly fit your subject matter. Graham Nash was by far the best songwriter in The Hollies. I recently read that his bandmates turned down "Teach Your Children" and "Marrakesh Express". What a shame.

Ali Handal said...

I couldn't agree more, and I couldn't be more sickened and disheartened by the Republicans and their ideas for "improving" this country. Having money and a big income is fantastic, but it shouldn't be all that matters or what defines a person's value to our society.

Barely Awake In Frog Pajamas said...

It's baffling - particularly when expressed so clearly and so succinctly - that anyone (aside from those at the top) could see this as a winning play.