White Collar Welfare

None of us is paying our own way. We are collectively borrowing entire treasuries from other countries to support our drug Walmart habit. To the right wing: All that money spent on defense is basically white collar welfare. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people are engaged in conceiving, design, selling, constructing, repairing, scrapping and salvaging entire industries worth of equipment over decades that never actually gets used. … Secondly, to right-wing pundits: Ayn Rand hates you. You don’t actually do anything – you aren’t an inventive or creative Roark or Taggart. You can’t call yourself a capitalist because you believe in capitalism, whatever that means, you are a capitalist if you own a means of production. One which actually, you know, fucking produces something.

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