Monday, October 29, 2007

John Edwards preaches what he doesn't practice

John Edwards, presidential hopeful and colossal bore, tears a page from the Communist Manifesto:

Edwards, a former Democratic senator from North Carolina, says the federal government should underwrite universal pre-kindergarten, create matching savings accounts for low-income people, mandate a minimum wage of $9.50 and provide a million new Section 8 housing vouchers for the poor. He also pledged to start a government-funded public higher education program called "College for Everyone."

"It is central to what I want to do as president to do something about economic inequality. I do not believe it is okay for the United States of America to have 37 million people living in poverty," he said in a meeting with Monitor reporters and editors this week. "And I think we need, desperately need, a president who will say that to America and call on Americans to show their character."

At every stop, Edwards said, he tells voters he'll ask them to sacrifice. Asked to describe what he means, he described his plan for increases in capital gains taxes, saying taxes on "wealth income" should be in line with those on work income.

"I think if we want to fund the things that I think are important to share in prosperity, then people who have done well in this country, including me, have more of a responsibility to give back," he said. Later, he added: "There are no free meals."
Free haircuts for the poor are coming soon to a guilt-ridden America. True to character, Edwards will continue to collect exorbitant fees for his sacrificial practices.


marginalizedactiondinosaur said...

Your link to mitchieville left out that he gets 55k for speaking engagements to talk about, err poverty.

Ie more than the average poor person got last year. Is this worse than Al gore saying he wants to save the earth by running up a 30k electrical bill I'm not sure.

I'd link to it but eng might get upset.

marginalizedactiondinosaur said...

Mitchie does mention it I'm just blind,...