To understand comments such as those of Mr. Herman Cain, who declared to the Occupy Wall Street protestors that if someone was jobless or was not rich, it was their own fault – we must analyze the framework of assumptions that right wing cultural logic is built on.
Here is a simple proof to demonstrate the thought process of the stereotypical right winger.
John has $100 million,
therefore we can assume John must have earned it honestly,
with no help from anyone else,
so he deserves all of it.
As an extra note,
So in reality his plan amounts to: Take an additional 9% of the income away from people earning under $30,000 a year (up to $2700), while asking the richest corporations to pay even less than the too-little amount they pay today.
Privatize profits and socialize losses. That amounts to Fascism and it ignores the obvious class divisions of today’s society. It’s UnAmerican and treasonous.
That type of BS is the reason our economy suffers. More of the same will just make things worse.
We need change in a progressive direction. The direction Occupy Wall Street is advocating for.
Cain only wants poor people held accountable for their mistakes – but the crimes of the rich business elite he would leave unpunished, because he probably considers it “just good business.”
As states continue to vie for the earliest GOP primary for the 2012 election, it has become increasingly obvious that the earliest states have the most money spent in them. This is what our elections have been reduced to. They are no longer about representing the public, but have become a contest for investments and money, a competition for profit – a business.