Mr. Magoo Lookalike Says He Knows What’s Wrong With America: Poor People
If you’re poor, then, according to America’s elite, you’re the problem. The problem isn’t that wages have been stagnant for three decades as money has been hoarded by those at the top. And the problem certainly isn’t that rich people take advantage of tax loopholes to escape paying their fair share of income taxes. Nope. So what is the real problem in America, you ask? Two words: Poor people.
Former Senator and Mr. Magoo look-alike Phil Gramm, best known for calling Americans a “nation of whiners” during the run up to the 2008 election, tells us the problem with America:
During the past four years, the Obama administration’s aggressive promotion of the food-stamp program has increased the number of recipients by 18.5 million. Do these people feel the same level of discontent about economic conditions as the rest of the voting population?
In a nutshell, Gramm is saying that poor people don’t feel the pain of this recession because they’re insulated in a food stamp bubble. Poor people can’t see that America’s headed downhill because of all those food stamps President Obama keeps passing out like candy!
It’s hard to know whether to feel sorry for Gramm and his mediocre intellect or get mad. The people who have been hit hardest by this Great Recession, which was engineered by Wall Street, aren’t the people at the top. They got bailed out. It’s the people who were forced to go on food stamps because they were made unemployed or underemployed who are having the hardest time.
But Gramm has become so accustomed to fighting on behalf of the top one percent, that’s all he knows. At least Gramm knows where his next check is coming from.
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