Wednesday, October 26, 2011

How the 1 percent ‘harm’ us

How the 1 percent ‘harm’ us--Frank J. Fleming -
I was going to quote the best line, but... there are so many "best" lines!
Let’s say you had two apples and another person -- let’s call him “Rich” -- also had two apples. If you then got one more apple and Rich got 80 more apples, would you now have more apples? No, you’d have fewer apples -- fewer than that other guy who has an unfair number of apples!
OK, that's pretty good, but...
There’s no point in working hard to try to become one of the 1 percent ourselves, because what’s the chance of that happening? One in 100? Who would play a lottery with odds that bad?
When one person takes the property of another, that’s tyranny, but when lots of people get together and do it, that’s democracy. So we should legislate that the 1 percent no longer get to keep that vast wealth and must instead distribute it among the rest of us. (I should get the largest portion because it was my idea.)
After we’ve taken care of their wealth, to keep the nation happy and prosperous we should pass a law making it illegal for there to be a wealthiest 1 percent -- this country should just be the normal 99 percent.

1 comment:

Turk Turon said...

Hilarious editorial! Thanks for posting this. I pre-ordered his e- book.