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  •  Yes!! I'm at same point and you said what (2+ / 0-)
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    NoMoreLies, 4CasandChlo

    I've been trying to get at, but afraid to believe.

    After an interaction with one of them recently, an econ prof who said to my face he basically could care less if lots of old poor people died due to his preferred Draconian policies, like cutting SS benefits 20% immediately, I got to that point.

    It's like when Reagan quoted that piece about "touching the face of God," I feel like I touched the face of Evil. Because such severely cruel policies and attitudes about the poor (who are "not really poor" compared to the poor in other countries") are nothing but evil, consigning, willfully, millions of people to death because you don't think they are worthwhile, that IS EVIL.

    You said it well, 4CasandChlo and I completely agree (my emphasis added):

    I now think that they KNOW they are truly full of sh*t, they KNOW that their policies will increase poverty, increase the deficit (remember, they LIKE deficits, deficits help them justify "drowning government in a bathtub"), negatively impact the lives of 90% of Americans and truly no longer care.

    ......That 10% is part of an international global community that transcends quaint notions of "country" to the point that screwing over your own country is TOTALLY acceptable, so long as the top are protected. . . if things get better for all folks by fluke, then so be it, but they are not interested in ideas that truly will make that happen.

    "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

    by Gorette on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 01:44:38 PM PST

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