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I found this really helpful graphic at MoveOn.org. And by helpful, I mean, it made me feel like crap. Even as someone who falls between the second and third blue dots, I was still shocked by what a speck I am when compared to the 1%.
Can someone please explain to me WHY we have not yet repealed the BushTax Cuts on the Wealthy? We are inthe worst economic situation of our time. How have we not made this very simple and critical adjustment?
This is a graphic going around Facebook that illustrates it well:
Why do I keep hearing people complain every single day that their tax dollars are being wasted on greedy welfare recipients? Listen, teabaggers, you know how much of your tax money is spent on health and human services? SIX PERCENT!
So why on earth do you spend 100% of your time complaining about it? Look at that tiny, almost microscopic blue dot on the grid above. Does that look fun to you? Does that look like a CHOICE anyone would WANT to make?
Don’t you think that it would make more sense to focus your energies on the GIANT green dot instead? You are worried about your money going to others. LOOK AT THE DOTS. Far more of your money is going to the giant green dot. And you’d have far more money of your own if you spent your time and energy stopping corruption in that greendot, than in the microscopic one. Why is this hard to understand?
I can’t wait until 2012 when the tea party disappears forever. Then we will all need these to wash the bad taste out of our mouths.