rage of the rich

If you want to find real political rage you’ll find it among the very privileged who are outraged, outraged, at the thought of paying modestly higher taxes.

Paul Krugman:

These days, however, tax-cutters are hardly even trying to make the trickle-down case.

People making $400,000 or $500,000 a year aren’t rich?

I mean, look at the expenses of people in that income class — the property taxes they have to pay on their expensive houses, the cost of sending their kids to elite private schools, and so on. Why, they can barely make ends meet.

And billionaires are outright belligerent?

A sense of entitlement has taken hold: it’s their money, and they have the right to keep it.

“Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” said Oliver Wendell Holmes — but that was a long time ago.

With $17.5 billion, David Koch is the second-richest man in New York City, behind Michael Bloomberg, and the $$$ in puppet ma$$$ter.