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The vast majority of Americans favor increasing taxes on the richest few percent, and yet we act as if we are a minority.

This week I watched A Bug’s Life for the umpty-umpth time (we have a pretty narrow range of movies around here. Pixar, Pixar, Disney, Pixar, Pixar, Ghibli, Pixar) and as usual, my favorite scene was the one where Hopper, the grasshopper gang leader, explains to the other grasshoppers (the bad guys) why they have to keep forcing the ants (our heroes) to collect food for them.

You let one ant stand up to us, then they all might stand up! Those puny little ants outnumber us a hundred to one, and if they ever figure that out, there goes our way of life!

We outnumber the rich a hundred to one, so what we need from our leader is for him to remind us of our power. Instead, President Obama is swallowing the grasshoppers’ big lie. It’s going to be up to someone else (that would be us) to show the grasshoppers who’s boss.


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