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.
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).