Friday, September 2, 2011

Warren Buffett's a Socialist! The Poor Own Refrigerators! Jon Stewart on Class Warfare...

No milk? Hmm, how about that six of Pabst?

Warren Buffett recently called for the United States government to stop "coddling" the super rich and privileged and levy taxes on them. Buffett, one of the world's greatest capitalists and richest men (but who also has a conscience), knows that it's morally and ethically wrong for him to have a tax rate lower than his house keeper's (although Stewart has an excellent explanation for that). That's heresy, of course, to the circus clowns on the right who believe that the poor need to do more for the country. Because, you see, its' the poor who are, in fact, getting a free ride, not the rich. 
For anyone who wants a simple/entertaining explanation of what's really being discussed when it comes to the right's absurd claim that the left is prosecuting so-called "class warfare," there's no one better than Jon Stewart. It turns out that the right has created yet another euphemism for greed and indifference to the plight of the less fortunate. The segment speaks for itself, although I'll add that it's incredibly sad that a comedian has to act as the conscience of a republic where the opinions of those expressed on Fox are considered legitimate by even a minority (is it a minority??). Prepare to laugh and wince all that the same time.

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