Monday, March 12, 2012

Every Dollar is Created Equal? Again.

As I've written before, nobody mentions the class wars when the rich are running them because that's just business as usual. But even one teeny-weeny mention of the ever-increasing income inequality in this country and its bad consequences (Banana Republic, here we come!) makes you into someone who preaches class warfare. Which is quite hilarious if you have my sick sense of humor.

And the same sense of humor made me laugh loud at this comment by a wealthy sponsor of Mitt Romney:
In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Ken Griffin, founder of the hedge fund Citadel was asked if he thought rich people had too great of an influence on politics.
"I think they actually have an insufficient influence," he responded. "Those who have enjoyed the benefits of our system more than ever now owe a duty to protect the system that has created the greatest nation on this planet."
He also told the Tribune that he believes he should be able to donate an unlimited amount of money to Super PACs.
The whole interview is here.

That sentence by Mr. Griffin is a lovely little sentence. It argues that those who have made out like bandits from the globalization scam and the financial markets scam should be allowed to have major influence on the continuance of the same.