Sunday, October 16, 2005

Bush's New Nanny State For The Rich

You want re-framing? Here's a thought born of a sunny Sunday morning -

If the Right's constant whingeing about the "nanny state" and "entitlement" has any vailidity (and they believe it does) then the principle must hold true for all levels.

Why have American corporations ceased to be innovative? Why are so many - from car manufacturers and airline companies to blue-sky researchers - failed to create stable, long-term growth or been forced into offshoring or restrictive practises to make a profit? Why are they failing Americans while at the same time lining the pockets of their executives?

Blame Bush's tax cuts.

America's richest need no longer work harder and longer than their employees to increase their wealth. They need no longer re-invest in the companies that made their family fortunes to keep their income nor worry about research and development which will keep their competitive edge. They don't really have to work for their money anymore.

All they need to do is sit back and wait for the Bush-created Nanny State for the Rich to hand them money in the form of tax cuts and handouts which they can then dump in offshore trusts or use to buy foreign luxuries. They can also rely on the massive profit-margins enabled by an administration that worries more about those executives continuing on easy-street than on the price of gas at the pumps.

Bush has created a sense of entitlement which leads to sloth, corruption and lack of initiative for the richest. A true nanny state and one which is actually more harmful to the nation than any Rightwinger's worst-nightmare scenario for liberal social programs. True conservatives should be appalled at this stifling of what made America great and working hard to reverse this situation.

There you go. Try that one on your favourite wingnut today and see them turn first red then green. Because they will know in their heart of hearts that its true.

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