THEY REALLY BELIEVE ALL THIS CRAP ABOUT PULLING YOURSELF BY YOUR BOOTSTRAPS AND WORKING HARD. THEY THINK THAT WE ARE RIFT-RAFT AND UNDESERVING BECAUSE IN THEIR LOFTY POSITIONS THEY FIND VALIDATION.
I got this comment in my blog from a guy named Robert:
“The biggest problem I see in all this is the complete failure of the younger generations to realize that they will not start out their careers making as much as their parents make. It takes time, experience and effort to reach the top of the heap. Not everyone makes it, however, if you work hard at it, for 50 years, as my wife and I have, then together we make
$ 250,000.00 a year. We did not make that much 40 years ago. We worked our way up.
Now the do-nothing, I want mine now crowd wants to take all that effort away from us and give it to the lazy, do-nothing, couch potatoes who think it is owed to them.”
I wouldn’t have published it because it is almost anonymous…his profile is not available. Of course that is not surprising because a lot of these right-wings hide behind an unpublished profile…obviously they have something to fear…perhaps they fear the truth will come and hit them in the face.
It sounds like to me that this person is middle class…upper middle class and doesn’t realize that the middle class in America has been under a pervasive and vicious attack for decades. The Republicans and super rich want it that way and have succeeded in almost decimating it.
What he does not even have an inkling is that those starting out, wanting to join that middle class, even if he calls them “do-nothings” and lazy, don’t even stand a chance to have the same opportunities he did. Robert doesn’t accept the fact that he is one of the few that has been able to work very hard and is still solvent…perhaps he considers himself somewhat affluent…but the rest of us, the rift-raft that he thinks is the poor and the middle class has absolutely no right to want and strive for the same things he worked so hard to get.
I am sure that Robert was very satisfied with the work my mom did at his house as a maid and when I waited on his table at the restaurant he had no beef with me…as long as I kept my place. The illegal immigrants were mowing his lawn and the blacks collecting his garbage…that is the way it is supposed to be according to Robert.
But something has happened along the way…the top 2% of that super rich class got greedy…they wanted more and they don’t care if Robert loses everything he has. They don’t care if they decimate the middle class to do it and hurt the country in the process. You see Robert, these rich people didn’t work as hard as you did for your financial well being…most of them inherited it…about 90% of them and the only way they can find validation for their sorry lives is to look down on the rest of us and feel superior, which is what you seem to be doing as well.
Yes, Robert, heaven forbid that you should pay taxes on anything you make above $250,000. You are not going to let a little thing like patriotism get in the way of your greed; even if the rest of us 98% of the “lazy, do nothings, rift-raft” insist that you should pay your fair share…to return to pre-Reagan tax rates…the rich was doing well then, thank you…weren’t they? But I am sure you are going to come back to me with the tired old line that the rich are insecure about investing, they are afraid of tax increases and that is why they are not hiring. TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS just don’t work…they never did.
Wake up, they are not hiring because they are requiring more productivity from us for less money…really, what incentives do the rich and the corporations have to change the nomenclature when they are getting record profits now?
I think Robert that you should re-examine your ideology and stop listening to Rush and Beck. I am also sure you have bought some of their overpriced gold; when the shit hits the fan all of that gold will be worthless because there would be nobody to buy it.