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?”