Thursday, December 9, 2010

Report From Planet Fox: The Unemployed Have It Easy, The Rich Don't Exist

On Planet Fox, the unemployed are not desperate about their prospects. Speaking to Sean Hannity, Geri Willis of Fox Business asks, "Are people staying on [unemployment benefits] now because it's the easiest thing to do?" Yes, dreading that benefits may be cut off now or in the future sounds like an obvious lifestyle choice. Watch:

So the unemployed loafers are easy to spot–but when it comes to the rich, Hannity asks, "Who are these rich people?" Willis then states that the tax situation is "ridiculous." She continues, "We can't go on like this. We have to even the scales here." She's not referring to the millionaires and billionaires who will gain the most from the extension of the Bush tax cuts. No, those who have to "even the scales" are the poor, those spongers! (Actually, the taxes of those near the bottom of the income scale are going up.) Nicole Petallides of Fox Business then contributes to Hannity's "Rich? Who's rich?" theme: "Anybody I knew that was rich is not that rich anymore." Why? Because from her perspective on Planet Fox, "Taxes [are] going up." Watch:


Michael The Molar Maven said...

I had this discussion with a friend today. This is what he said: Extending unemployment for 13 months may directly stimulate the economy in the short run, but in the long run it perpetuates the laziness that got them unemployed in the first place. So, to solve the deficit issue it is much better to give tax breaks to wealthy people who don't need to save because they really don't need the money. They will, in turn spend it, re-creating the need for the goods. Manufacturers will then re-hire those unemployed who are not lazy and the wheels will begin to spin again. Can you believe it? He really believes that most of the unemployed will choose to remain unemployed until their benefits run out. We will be doing them a favor by cutting off their benefits right now. Now there's a man bread with compassion, don't you think?

Jeff Tone said...

This friend of yours doesn't know what he's talking about. People are unemployed because they're lazy? The wealthy create jobs with their tax breaks? That's really worked well over the past 10 years, right? The best thing we can do is cut off benefits? His lack of compassion is matched by his lack of knowledge.