My job can't be sent overseas, so I don't have to worry about it.
No, MM, you're missing the point, the current brand of what passes for conservatism is exactly what you just said.
It doesn't affect me, so I don't have to worry about it.
I get to keep mine, the rest of you can go pound sand.
As long as I get to keep my guns, I care not what anybody else does with theirs.
It's not the American way of thinking:
did Americans not bond together to rebuild after the Great Depression, did we not work together to defeat racial inequality, did we not form the strongest unions in the world which brought us all fair and safe working conditions, healthcare provisions, wage and contract guarantees and the forty hour week?
When the gas crisis of the seventies hit, did Americans say to each other "**** you, I'm driving my own car, my own self." or did we carpool and network and make things happen for our neighbors and our neighborhoods.
That '**** you' attitude typifies the present Conservative mindset.
**** you, I've got a job.
**** you, I am not paying any taxes to schools or local parks or industrial park projects that would bring in jobs.
**** you, my job gives me healthcare coverage, you can all just stay sick or injured or pack yourselves into the local hospital E R.
And, up in Congress, Ryan and Boehner and Cantor say: **** you. We are not budging from our ill-formed idea that raising taxes on anybody anytime anyhow.... even though that has led the USA to wage TWO WARS without additional revenue, to FUND a drug benefit to seniors (to cover their asses) without the revenue to PAY for it. They didn't even want to pay for the bank bailout under Bush, they just shoved it into the deficit and then had the nerve to say "Golly, we have so much debt!!"
You have aligned yourself with the worst sort of hypocritical people ever to come down the political pike. Conservatives? No, unrecognizable to persons like William Buckley, Barry Goldwater, Rockefeller and so many others.
Sorry about the rant, man, but I hope you will come back to thinking about how we can work together to make things better for the great majority of people like ourselves, working people.
Joe(the one percent do not need us or our help)Nation