January 24, 2008

Dear Rich People

…All you wealthy Americans, stop complaining and save the economy!
By Daniel Gross -- From Slate

To: The Filthy Rich
CC: The Stinking Rich; the Pretty-Darned Rich
From: America

When the Gulfstream lands in St. Bart's, can you have your assistant set up a call? We need to talk.

Look, you've had a pretty good deal these past few years. We gave you everything you wanted. Massive reductions in the top income-tax rates? Happy to oblige. Cuts on dividends and capital gains taxes, which overwhelmingly benefit you? No problem. Going after the estate tax—excuse me, the death tax? You got it.
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6 comments:

dguzman said...

"Dear Poor People,
Um, yeah--I'm busy that day; playing squash with some fellows from Merrill Lynch, then flying to Paris for dinner. Oh BTW--could you please mow the lawn a day early and make sure to trim the grass on the curbs? And don't forget to clean the pool. We're have a Gatsby party on Sat night!

Ta!
The boss"

A pox on them all, I say.

an average patriot said...

You know two crows!
The sad thing is that if they really wanted to they could!

Mauigirl said...

That was a good article, thanks for posting!

two crows said...

hi dguzman--
your response would be hilarious if it weren't so true!
oh, hell, it's funny anyway-- even tho true.
:D

two crows said...

hey, AAP--
yeah. they could.
if Reaganomics' trickle-down theory had actually worked, we wouldn't be in this mess, now.

two crows said...

hey, mauigirl--
yer welcome :)
this was just too good to pass by without passing on.