Obama lied... Ambassador Stevens died!
If anyone can point to any precedent that shows that this bill would be unconstitutional due to the Bills of Attainder Clause, go ahead and share please. I'm curious.
AFAICT they can tax who they want the way that they want.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Pain can be such a beautiful thing
That these big execs can give themselves these kind of bonuses at this point and time, with no concern for the common good, just goes to show that every civilization and society runs on a slave economy. The only people that can qualify for the name of citizen in our society are the rich. America is and was never about "main street". The phrase "Main street" itself is quite demeaning. The idea behind it is that we are not the same as our wealthy counterparts, we are just meat and potato folks, who are a little slow and are too stupid to run or at least fully understand things. I say, shame on Obama for getting suckered into using that phrase. The "main street" stuff just boils me over as much as the robberbarons that continue to bilk us. That people sent death threat letters to the execs at AIG, is just another more blatant indication of class warfare. It may seem like more but it is really the rise of a more primitive resentment.
"The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution."