We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Political correctness has never been about helping the downtrodden. It has been about turning people’s compassion and courtesy into a weapon against them. Political correctness has always been the bully’s cudgel. At long last, it has been pushed to its breaking point of absurdity.
Best version of Blue Moon there is - Nat King Cole with the vastly under appreciated Oscar Moore on guitar and Wesely Prince on bass.
Oscar Moore was the most influential of the early "jazz" guitarists in the trio setting. Much like the legendary Freddie Green, he comped bass and melody lines and stayed out of the way filling in sound where needed. Amazing technique because if you listen closely, there is never a void that isn't filled with Oscar's music.
Strangely, Oscar never made it on his own. He ended up as a bricklayer in California.
Good point. But it's simpler than that. He has more wealth than he can even easily give away. Take 99% away and he is still worth 100's of millions and would still make millions a year. Did he have this attitude about taxes when he made his first million? His second? His first billion even? I highly doubt it.
Re Buffet: When he says rich people like him, if he means single guys getting over $25 million a year in 'income' should pay higher tax rates than a small business owner with a family making $250k a year, then I am all for his plan. Problem is, that aren't that many rich people like him. And the few there are probably like him a whole lot less for this idea.