“The middle class is the economic engine. It’s fair. They deserve the tax breaks, not the super wealthy who are doing pretty well. They don’t need any more tax breaks.”–Joe Biden
Well Mr Biden, says Sarah Palin in my imagination, what did the middle class do to deserve the tax breaks? But of course, Sarah didn’t say that. That might be considered overly controversial. Calling Biden a socialist would probably fall into that same category. However, sometimes controversial statements aren’t just attention grabbers or far out principles. Sometimes, they’re the truth. Yes, I just called Biden a socialist. And yes, I just asked what the middle class did to deserve tax breaks.
Here’s what I’ve gathered from what Biden said in the debate. The middle class should rule the world, because they’re the, “economic engine,” and we should shower them with everything they desire because they, and they alone, can magically fix the economy. The “super wealthy” people, on the other hand, do absolutely nothing for the economy, and should be given no tax breaks whatsoever. They already have enough money, as they’re, “doing pretty well,” on their own. So just screw them, they’ll figure it out. (Right about now, Ayn Rand should either be saying I told you so to everyone she can find, or turning in her grave.) Anyway, damn those useless old rich buggers. They just find ways to make loopholes in laws and steal stuff… those people aren’t even Americans!! They aren’t even real. The real people are the only ones watching the debate, and they’re also the ones who have problems. They can’t get their kids to college. So pity them, those magical economic engines, and shower them with money so they can go on being economic engines.
I was also highly concerned with Biden’s overuse of the word fair, which appeared about ten times in his arguments. Is he trying to convince himself that robbing the rich and giving the money to the poor is fair, or just himself?
This quote was also particularly enlightening, “We don’t call a redistribution in my neighborhood Scranton, Claymont, Wilmington, the places I grew up, to give the fair to say that not giving Exxon Mobil another $4 billion tax cut this year as John calls for and giving it to middle class people to be able to pay to get their kids to college, we don’t call that redistribution. We call that fairness.”
If you can understand what he’s trying to say through the blips, you have gathered that Biden literally just said that taking money Exxon should have gotten and giving it to poor people is fair.
Wow. I think I’ve grossly misunderstood the meaning of the word “fair.” Me and Merriam Webster thought it meant ,”free from self-interest or favoritism.” But as the all-knowing Biden, cousin to the MessiahBama used it to mean favoring the middle class for the self interest of getting elected…I guess I need a new dictionary.