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Manure

It has been very clear for years now that great inequality in wealth and resources of a nation is not a good thing. Money is like manure. If it gets piled up in just one corner of the garden it sits there and festers and stinks and kills anything underneath it while the rest of the garden starves, withers and also dies. It has to be spread around for it to do any good, so that the whole garden thrives. A national economy is that garden. We would be a whole lot better off if that trillion dollars that went to the biggest, most dishonest, cheating thieves in society had been handed out equitably to every household in the country instead. You want stimulus? That would have been huge.

Vince Coyle

Carson City, NV

Jul 7 2010 - 3:18pm