Tuesday, 14 August 2007

zombie kill!!!

so what if that's not related to this? Do I look like I care?

Reading about conservative John Redwood and his "ideas", I am moved to lecture on tax and employment policies:

Right wing "people" will tell you that society will improve if we give tax breaks to the rich, and make it easier for employers to fire people. This will make rich people richer, which will "trickle down" to the rest of the world, and make the economy more flexible and thus more competitive and blah blah blah.
It does none of this.

Rich people, well, most rich people, got where they were by not giving a shit about anyone else, trampling everyone who got in their way. Making them richer will not all of a sudden open a wellspring of compassion from them, it will make them buy another helicopter, so they can fly about cackling at the idiotic poor. Making employees easier to fire will make everyone feel less secure, further killing off any community we might have left.. oh, and it will also make those at the top (the rich!!) richer.
More helicopters. More cackling.

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