Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   42 comments
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

A Conspiracy of Deadbeats

By       Message Melody Clark     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 2   Well Said 2   Funny 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 4/17/09

Author 6768
- Advertisement -

A Conspiracy of Deadbeats: a brief rhetorical experiment in addressing the anti-tax movement

Imagine if somebody came to your tea party and dined from the goodies spread out before her while enjoying the teatime entertainment and then, when the bill was passed around, balked at the suggestion that she pay her fair share.  Why do we endure this on a national level?  That's what the modern anti-tax crusader is doing.  The anti-tax movement is not made of mere fiscal conservatives who want to moderate expenses.    The 2009 anti-tax crusader is a deadbeat --  the mooching brother-in-law of America who won’t move out of the family den while refusing to pay anything into the family coffers.  It's an ongoing and neverending con.  Well, I think it's time to call these fair-weather patriots what they are -- economic traitors to their country.  Even when our country is on the edge of economic catastrophe, they still don't want to serve their nation with their dollars and cents. 

How else to pay for the infrastructure?  How else to educate our children, build roads and bridges for them to safely cross, and  how else to sustain the larger society we all enjoy?   If these anti-tax deadbeats want to move to some distant land without roads and bridges, and build a palace for their own family, then let them do so.  But we are all Americans.  All responsible citizens have brought something to our common tea party.  But these anti-tax misers, much as Ebenerzer Scrooge, even refuse to help our weaker and more fragile citizens.

And we all know what happened to Scrooge.

This little rant has been a friendly foreshadowing of my next OpEd on Repurposing the Right’s Propaganda.  

It’s time to give the right-wing a taste of their own medicine (and assorted other similes and metaphor).

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 2   Well Said 2   Funny 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

http://melodyclark.net
I am self-employed as a writer and internet traffic consultant. I have a degree in cultural anthropology. I've been married for thirty years to my college sweetheart. We have one son. My family has been in the USA for 350 years. I take (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

An Obsession with Homosexuality?

Fear of Flying Nuns - a feminist defense of a 1960s girlhood TV hero

A Conspiracy of Deadbeats

Not Just Any Dick and Harry: an indignant op ed for a lost friend

Where has all the future gone?

The Emperor is Stupid