Thursday, January 23, 2014

Smart Comment On Walker Speech 'Hard-Working Taxpayers' Meme

Insightful comment on this posting:

Gareth said... 
Has anyone else noticed how "taxpayer" has routinely replaced "citizen" in political rhetoric and reporting? Is this a deliberate debasement of citizenship rights that signals the cultural acceptance of a rigid class system with multiple tiers based on income and race? Is this the logical extension of Republican hero, Margaret Thatcher's maxim: "There is no such thing as society"? Is this what it means to live in a Homeland rather than a Nation?
January 23, 2014 at 8:10 AM


JB said...

Which is one reason I always refer deliberately to Wisconsin citizens when I make comments about public policy. I also like to differentiate humans from corporations (although these days the corporations are distinguished in that they are no longer "tax paying").

Anonymous said...

Yup. It's taxpayers versus welfare queens. Makers vs takers. Us vs them. Division and hatred and fear. Watch out for those "others!"