Thursday, August 21, 2008

Stupid Americans

Rev. Rick Warren held an interview (don't get me started as to why it is important to talk to this blowhard snake-charming money-grubbing pulpit-er) with John McCain and Barack Obama, showing the senators in the same venue for the first time. McCain made clear his ideas between rich and poor, when he said that the line between rich and poor is $5 million a year. Yes, this was a joke, but the average voter understands that this type of thing maybe shouldn’t be joked about when you’re sitting under the "Mendoza Line".

This goes hand-in-hand with a statment McCain said last week at a private get-together. When joking about lopsided tax breaks at dinner, he purportedly justified it by saying, “People who make under $80,000 are too stupid to understand taxes anyway.”

This makes sense, as he’s somehow convinced the public that he’s the candidate for tax cuts. Meanwhile if we look at the breakdown, we see that McCain’s tax cuts do not help people who make $80,000, in order to give huge tax breaks to the top 1% of the population. How is it possible to get people to vote against their best interests? According to McCain it’s because you’re too stupid to understand.

Source: Washington Post

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