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August 30, 2007

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Jenny from Chicago

Any article that calls Jane Fonda one of "the best brains around the globe"...is seriously asking for someone to exercise the second amendment in her vicinity.

The Ugly American

dcrmom

Gads... I'm speechless.

HHKaysie

Your comments couldn't be more on point, except for the statement that you haven't sent any of your money to fill someone else's gap. We all spend money to fill someone else's gap daily in the taxes we pay on EVERYTHING, including, e.g., our phone bills to provide internet service to those who might not be able to afford it. There are always people, primarily democrats, who think they know how to spend our money better than we do. Bill Clinton even had the gall to say this out loud, and sadly there are people who think that's OK. Now I'll get down from my soap box.

Keli

Great post and commentary! I wholeheartedly agree. I wonder if any of these people actually mean what they say...ever? Maybe they can act or write or do whatever it is they purport to be experts in, but when it comes to broader topics, I wish they'd keep their opinions to themselves.
Let's hear it for the "looking forward to being grossly overpaid" group! Count me in!

Lady by the Creek

AMEN! From another sister hoping to live by being "grossly overpaid" and seeing you on the beach. :)

AM

I didn't read the article myself, so excuse me for not quiet understanding you here. But how does "reduce the size of the gap in income between the rich and the poor." become "In other words, we need to become either a socialist or communist country." ? Because raising the minimum wage and lowering the millions paid to those, yes, overpaid celebs would certainly work towards the first without having anything to do with the second. Is there something n the article that I'mnot aware of?

Jenny from Chicago

AM- just to clarify. Are you stating that raising the minimum wage is not a step toward a socialist society? or a communist one? And capping the amount that can be paid to someone which is far less than what the market will bear is NOTHING if not a socialist idea. Both of those suggestions reek of socialist elitism.

New Diva on the Blog

A note from the author to AM.

After looking at and reading your blog, I believe that you and I are going to have to agree to disagree on most things political.

In response to your comment, A: see comment from Jenny from Chicago above.
B: My short answer would be band-aid and band-aid to both your suggestions. These two actions do nothing but further the entitlement philosophy that many of our friends in government (read liberals) are so eager to perpetuate. They want all the power for themselves, so they tend to want a huge government that convinces the little guy that he can't possibly live without them. This is a country where you are "entitled" to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". The rest is up to you, not hand outs from the government and not because the government levels the socio-economic level of everyone but the elite (read government).

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