"Publicly and vocally, 1 percenters should stand up and shout:
“Mr. President, my company hired X number of people last year. I obeyed the law and legally paid Y thousands (or millions) in taxes, which financed plenty of the social spending, ‘investments,’ and other stimuli that you love to spread around to other people. I gave Z thousands in charitable donations, and volunteered so many hours to help groups that are making people’s lives better.
“So, Mr. President, please kindly remove your boots from the necks of me and my fellow 1 percenters. If you stop manhandling us, we will do what we do best: produce goods, services, and more wealth for ourselves — yes — but also for our customers, our employees, our shareholders, and even our U.S. Treasury.
“We are not part of the problem, Mr. President. We are part of the solution. And we demand to be treated that way.”
Friday, December 14, 2012
Obama's Demonization of the Wealthy
Here's a great column by Deroy Murdock: