Originally Posted by Warfish
The quote is, in fact, posted for one and all to interprit.
Personally, I think only an idiot, or someone being consciously politically dishonest, could claim he didn't say or mean what he said and meant.
And I know well enough that you are no idiot.
Lets look at the coment again.
So, my success is not because of me. It's because of me and others. It's not because of my smarts. Or my hard work. I am (apaprently) no smarter or harder working than any other American (we're all exactly equal I guess).
Nope, I only got that succcess because of.....who? Since he was discussing taxes and raising them on the successful, it's not unfair to link one to the other. My success is due to others, the colelctive, and I owe some more of my success abck to that collective.
And you think thats wrong. By all means, tell us wht he DID mean then, specificly.
Yes, it's "extreme" now to believe that my success is the result of my own effort, my own hard work, and my own talents and skills. And not due to some amorpohous idea of a collective help, or Govt. help.
And even though I pay more taxes than say, 85% of Americans, that somehow I owe society for those roads, and teachers, and the like, even though I paid more than a "fair share" towards them and their upkeep.
That, more than anything, tells me how far left we as a society have moved.