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  •  Now that's just absurd. (1+ / 0-)

    I don't know how you're extrapolating that the diarist is blaming the people in the cartoon for the condition of the country. The diarist is mocking the actual people that the cartoon people represent, not for being well-off nor for any actions that may have resulted in our current economy, but for the offensiveness of someone so well-off complaining about their taxes when most people survive on so much less.

    It's not a whole lot different from hearing a relatively thin woman complain that she's overweight when 99% of the people in the room with her are obese. She may indeed be 10-20 lbs over her ideal weight, but it's tacky and offensive to express it out loud.

    I'm not saying that these fortunate people shouldn't be disappointed that their taxes are going back up to pre-Bush rates; I'm just saying it's tacky and out-of-touch to whine about it, and for the WSJ to use it to illustrate the article (regardless of the actual content of the article).

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    by Arenosa on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 12:57:17 PM PST

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      the diarist suggested that it was people making high wages that created the economic conditions of the past twelve years or so.  

      The article didn't do a lot of whining if any and the illustration although depicting people that are not happy certainly isn't a depiction of tragedy.  

      The article was pretty dry.  

      Who ya gonna shoot wit dat homie, you'd rather blast an original instead of a phony, true macaroni, you don't even know me, and why does your gun say n****z only?

      by mim5677 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:14:35 PM PST

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