Saturday, October 15, 2005

The Rich Really ARE Different

[[H U H ?]] * Stupid statement of the week: Following the publication of a story in the New York Daily News alleging that “the city’s rich and well-connected were tipped off to last week’s subway terror threat days before average New Yorkers,” right-wing Atlanta radio host Neal Boortz told listeners, “This is as it should be.” He went on to say:

If we are faced with a disaster in this country, which group do we want to save? The rich or the poor? Now, if you have time, save as many people as you can. But if you have to set some priorities, where do you go? The rich or the poor? OK? Who is a drag on society? The rich or the poor? Who provide the jobs out there? The rich or the poor? ... I’m serious about that, folks. You see, that’s the kind of thing that’s going to end up in news stories: “Neal Boortz said that in times of disaster we should save the rich people first.” Well, hell, yes, we should save the rich people first. You know, they’re the ones that are responsible for this prosperity. I mean, you go out there and you look at this vast sea of evacuees, OK? You want to get an economy going in some city? Well, who you gonna take back? The people who own businesses? Or the people that sit around waiting to get their minimum wage job, work ’til Friday, get a paycheck and then not show up again until the following Wednesday? Come on.
So much for the post-Katrina efforts by Republicans and other conservatives to convince Americans that they actually care about the poor and destitute in this country.

READ MORE:Conservative Radio Host--Save the Rich First” (Conservative Fighter); “A Polling Free-Fall Among Blacks,” by Dan Froomkin (The Washington Post); “Bush Popularity Keeps Dropping” (

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