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The ‘Risk’ of Being Poor

Bruce789 Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 12:23 PM
You mistake empathy for naivete. We have a social "safety net" that is luxurious compared to historical lifestyles and most of the rest of the world. That's great, except that we can't afford it. We couldn't afford it even if we taxed 100% of the income from those 1 percenters.
Please stand back. I’ve been waiting for day to say this; waiting to calm down enough that my keystrokes won’t break the keyboard. I heard some lady say something on TV, and seldom have I heard a more idiotic statement from someone in a position to know better … I mean this is so magnificently ignorant – even stupid – that if this woman’s ignorance were radioactive Democrats could build the mother of all nuclear brain bombs. Just one could wipe out all intelligent life on Earth.

The woman we’re talking about is Melissa Harris-Perry. Apparently she has a...