“You sit around here and you spin your little webs and you think the whole world revolves around you and your money. Well, it doesn’t, Mr. Potter. In the whole vast configuration of things, I'd say you were nothing but a scurvy little spider.”
That quote is from the wonderful movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” But it is not the only quote of note in the film. There are so many other phrases and sayings and looks and overall intentions that the movie should be made a must see for all the people at the top of our current food chain. I’m speaking of the guys and gals who make up the top 2% of the earnings in the country and pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of the country!
It is bad enough that our laws allow billionaires to decide that their income should be considered capital gains but to have these same people spend millions to keep the loophole hidden borders on fraud. And it’s a fraud that is willfully continued by our lawmakers who know full well what’s going on. And if they don’t then they do not belong in government and should be tossed out on their bribe filled wallets.
The fact that the entire Republican Party appears to be peopled by Potters is not a surprise. What is a surprise is that the Democrats don’t have the political will, nerve, balls to tell it like it is!
When a filthy rich do–nothing, 'worthless to society' turd such as Ben Stein has the nerve to go on television and whine and moan about a possible fair tax being levied on him and his multi-millionaire friends the entire country should step up and revolt! Where is the outrage from the Tea Party?
Naturally that group of Republican funded phonies will not say a word since while they appear to be mavericks on the side of the little tax payer they are funded by billionaires such as the Koch brothers. This pair of wealthy scions who made their billions by not dying before their father are as much to blame for the county’s woes as any other anti human group in the world today.
The wealthiest 2%ers who spin their webs and think the entire world revolves around them have been right for way too long. But without anyone on the side of the people they will continue to win and continue to turn the country into a two class fiefdom. We will have a smaller and smaller group of wealthy ruling class elites towering over a population of worker bees begging to be given a temporary job so as to feed their children or pay the mortgage and keep a roof over their heads. And guess to whom that mortgage money will be paid?
If President Obama cannot get the Democratic Party to start doing their job or at least take credit for the good they have done so far then our future is sealed. And the rest of will be reduced to sniveling fools hoping Zuzus petals will bring us luck. Unfortunately in the real world there are not enough bells to ring and no angels to help us.