Thursday, August 16, 2007

Quote of the day, 8/16
By Swopa
Aug 16 2007 - 1:01pm

Matt Yglesias:
The Republicans' strength as a coalition is that the movers and shakers behind it in the business community have a much more coherent agenda than does the interest-group coalition behind the Democrats. The formula isn't fool proof, and it can hit stumbling blocks every once in a while like a recession (1992) or a badly misfiring war (2006), but over the long run, if you think of the modern Republican Party as an organized conspiracy for the purposes of concentrating America's wealth and income in the hands of the smallest possible number of people, it's been wildly successful for the past 30 years and we've yet to see any really clear evidence that the basic formula has stopped succeeding.

Thanks to Needlenose

1 comment:

L.C. said...

And this my friends, IS THE ISSUE at hand.
This is a class war in the cold tradition, and we've been losing for 30 years.
Isn't it about time we start seeing past the sickness and start treating the disease?

Revolution does not have to be violent, to be substantial and earth shaking!
Republican or Democrat, I don't really give a rats ass! I just wanna get from point a to point b while we still can!
And right now the Dems got the ONLY god damned show in town, even if it does suck goats!

As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.