David Brooks has decided that he had forgotten the taste of foot and so put it back in his mouth again this afternoon on NPR's All Things Considered. Yes, the American people just want other people to feel all the pain of the economic downturn because 70%+ think that taxes on those making $250,000+ should return to pre-Bush Tax Cut levels. Yes, the rest of us are all just selfish bastards who have been lounging beside the rising tide, sunning ourselves and drinking mimosas. Ah, mimosas.
You might remember when David held forth on regular Americans, "And so, Obama's problem is he doesn't seem like the kind of guy who could go into an Applebee's salad bar, and people think he fits in naturally there."
Yes, David, all of us down here on the lower end of the tax schedule have been living high on the hog with our stagnant wages and our increases costs of living which eat up a higher percentage of our McJob wages. That trickle-down was more like a tsunami for us. The kind were we wash out to sea.
Has it been good at the top, David? I don't think you're part of the 1%, but I'll lay odds you're in the top 25%. I'm sure it's been difficult in paying that minimum wage for the helpers, maybe the end of year tips to all the service people.
In regard to your statement about we just want the rich to take the pain of this economy because we don't want to share in it, with all due respect, Mr. Brooks, kiss my ass. Those of us in the lower 50% of the tax bracket have been hurting for over a decade now. I'm sorry your prejudices and economic station can't let you see that. You might want to get out of the compound more often.