Monday, September 3, 2012

Too Much Quote of the Week

“Our plutocracy now lives like the British in colonial India: in the place and ruling it, but not of it. If one can afford private security, public safety is of no concern; if one owns a Gulfstream jet, crumbling bridges cause less apprehension — and viable public transportation doesn’t even show up on the radar screen. With private doctors on call and a chartered plane to get to the Mayo Clinic, why worry about Medicare?” —Mike Lofgren, former Republican congressional staffer, Revolt of the RichAmerican Conservative, September 2012 issue

Bonus fact: Only two of the world's 34 top industrialized nations — Chile and Mexico — have a lower tax burden than the United States.