Monday, May 7, 2007
John Edwards = FDR?
Former NC Senator (D) and Presidential candidate John Edwards has compared himself to Franklin D. Roosevelt, noting that they both are/were strong advocates for the poor. He often speaks of how there are "two Americas." One for the rich and another for the poor. He favors taxing the rich for the benefit of the poor. It doesn't matter that the rich already pay the vast majority of taxes in this nation and that the bottom 50% of income earners pay basically no taxes.
The truth is that Edwards is an ambulance chasing attorney who has amassed a fortune by suing major corporations and small businesses. He is a filthy rich elitist who postures as a working man and lives in a 28,000 square foot mansion and pays $400 for a haircut! His most recent luxury $400 haircut took place during a campaign trip here to Iowa. Yes folks, he's a man of the people with an uncanncy connection to us "common folk." He'll make everything better by increasing taxes on those who are already overtaxed and reducing taxes on those who do not pay taxes. Make sense to you? I wonder if it would make sense to FDR.