Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The bailout in terms even a neo-con can understand

Hey neo-cons,

Remember when you said amnesty for undocumented immigrants was out of the question? You said it was because you should not reward breaking the law.

Now you want to bail out these bankers who have feloniously robbed the taxpayers under the guise that if we don't they will drag down even more people with them. It's as if the rich hold all the cards; they're holding us ransom.

But isn't this the same argument you found fallacious by the pro-immigrant side two-years ago? They said if we managed to round up every immigrant in the country and deported them we'd spend a lot of money, but the economy would suffer greatly, people would be out of jobs, and the base cost of food and energy would skyrocket.

Since you're familiar with these arguments you created in the immigration debate, you should then understand the working American's argument against propping up the wealthy as if they were some sort of plutocratic headship like the British Crown.

But if you still don't understand, let's use your argument against redistribution of wealth. You know that one, right? You're using it right now against the Obama tax plan, so it should be fresh in your mind.

Obama offers to cut the taxes for everyone making less than $250,000 per annum, and reinstate the tax rate pre-Bush tax cuts causing the taxes to rise for the top 2%. This $700-billion bail out package is more than the combined yearly income tax for every American making less than $500,000 per annum.

Instead of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, you want to steal from the poor and give it to the rich.

And this is "compassionate conservativism?"

The Messianic prophecy of Isaiah 40:4 says, "Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain." Your plan wants to dig those valleys deeper and pile the dirt on the peaks of the mountains. While you're at it, cut those hills down to make the mountains even more majestic.

I sincerely hope you can understand the cry of the American worker.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Another great post. Thanks again for your voice. Someday soon, I'll say something of substance in my comment, but until then, I just want to let you know that I really appreciate your writing.