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10 December 2013 @ 02:22 pm
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"The American narrative of immigration, hard work, and achievement is perhaps more quintessential to New York than anywhere else in the country. It's this story that attracts strivers to 'the city' even if the rents are too high. It’s this story that allows the wealthiest New Yorkers to hire ballerinas, opera singers, and professional artists as babysitters. And it’s this story that may have gotten the wealthiest New Yorkers where they are. But the story pervading New York, as well as the rest of the country, is that of inequality. It might not be as politically expedient, but it deserves telling, too."

Tales from a suburban tourist: Rara in Costa Ricaasimplelife on December 10th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
" As Representative Paul Ryan writes on the Budget Committee’s website, “The question for policymakers is not how best to redistribute a shrinking economic pie. The focus ought to be on increasing living standards, expanding the pie of economic opportunity, and promoting upward mobility for all.” (Italics his)"

Uh, if everyone moves up...
PMMJ: Darkseid is.cheetahmaster on December 11th, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
(Ssshhh, don't tell him, it's funnier this way.)

(But yes, Ryan is a joke. But he's a joke who knows his target audience.)