It’s the Poor Who Get the Blame

I loved this satire from Bill Milner on conservative views of the 2008 Financial Crash: 

Poor people desiring decent housing have such power and influence over the US government, that they were the primary cause of the global economic crash. Housing discrimination is of no concern, and in any case, is not the government’s business. Fostering higher home ownership rates and affordable rental rates, should not be a public objective but subsidizing the ownership of multiple palatial residences for wealthy people is a reasonable function of government.

Our financial system is failing because government and business caters to the poor. The private sector caters to the poor because of a combination of their immense economic and political power and the control lobbyists for the poor have over the US congress. Organizations representing the poor offer lucrative positions to former congressmen in return for supporting their anti-democratic policies. This is causing the failure of the engine of job creation, free enterprise.

We need less regulation of business and more regulation of the poor. We need the poor to tighten their belts, live within their means, and work harder. Free the corporation from being bullied by government and ripped off by selfish powerful poor people!

Will you join me in this difficult but noble cause?”

About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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2 Responses to It’s the Poor Who Get the Blame

  1. TonyGee says:

    Looks like the war between the Duck government and the Rabbit Government.

    “There can be no peace until they renounce their Rabbit Government and accept our Duck Government.”

    • @TonyGee. Well yes but in the case in point, there is I think a difference: the top 0.1% of the wealth owners who own 22% of US wealth have persuaded the lower 90% who own 23% of US wealth that they are seeing a rabbit when its actually a rat. 🙂 As you know I have no problem with earned income and wealth that is proportionate to effort. I have little time for rigged casinos like Wall Street that do so much damage too.

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