Scenes from the class war

Scenes from the class war June 10, 2013

It’s not fair.”

I can’t believe they’re doing this to older people.”

So how do these families survive?

“The study, by the Rand corporation, looks at the 14 states that have said they will opt out of the new Medicaid funds. It finds that the result will be they get $8.4 billion less in federal funding, have to spend an extra $1 billion in uncompensated care, and end up with about 3.6 million fewer insured residents.”

“Dives in Hell and Lazarus in Heaven” (1510)

“I wonder whether even Republicans really believe that story — or at least are confident enough in their diagnosis to justify policies that more or less literally take food from the mouths of hungry children.”

“[Meals on Wheels] programs that serve the elderly stand to see $41 million in federal funding cut, resulting in as many as 19 million fewer meals served.”

“It seems to me we are encouraging the behavior of purchasing food.”

“Their first exposure to the project, they said, was when the tenants in the church’s properties were told their rental homes were being vacated to make way for the future parking lot.”

Useless military expenditures are being supported by Christian politicians while real human needs are being treated as concerns that are not appropriate for the government to address.”

“If not for two years of deficit reduction, 1.5 million more Americans would be employed, and the economy would be growing fast enough to lower joblessness at a steady clip.”

“Due to low wages and few benefits, Walmart workers at a single 300-person Supercenter store rely on anywhere from $904,542 to $1,744,590 in public benefits per year.”

“Who gets foreclosed on when they’ve made all payments on time?”

“There’s now a strong economic incentive to stop denying the reality of climate change.”

“The only way for even a putative meritocracy to hope to pass ethical muster, to be considered fair, is if those who are the luckiest in all of those respects also have the greatest responsibility to work hard, to contribute to the betterment of the world, and to share their luck with others.”

The Boston Molasses Disaster.”

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