House GOP budget would raise taxes on the poor and middle class to pay for tax cuts for the rich.
Once again, we see that ‘baggers are chumps. The whole plan is redistribution of wealth from everyone else to the wealthy.
Foreclosure lawyers mock foreclosed-upon families with Halloween costumes portraying them as hobos
Joe Nocera, New York Times:
On Friday, the law firm of Steven J. Baum threw a Halloween party. The firm, which is located near Buffalo, is what is commonly referred to as a “foreclosure mill” firm, meaning it represents banks and mortgage servicers as they attempt to foreclose on homeowners and evict them from their homes. Steven J. Baum is, in fact, the largest such firm in New York; it represents virtually all the giant mortgage lenders, including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo.
The party is the firm’s big annual bash. Employees wear Halloween costumes to the office, where they party until around noon, and then return to work, still in costume. I can’t tell you how people dressed for this year’s party, but I can tell you about last year’s.
That’s because a former employee of Steven J. Baum recently sent me snapshots of last year’s party. In an e-mail, she said that she wanted me to see them because they showed an appalling lack of compassion toward the homeowners — invariably poor and down on their luck — that the Baum firm had brought foreclosure proceedings against.
"There is this really cavalier attitude," Nocera’s contact told him. "It doesn’t matter that people are going to lose their homes."
The attitude is, of course, disgusting. And it demonstrates what Occupy Wall Street is all about. If you think these people give a crap about you, you’re a fool. In their mind, the entire United States is just a support system for the rich. You’re not a person, you’re a crop. A crop they’re going to wring every kernel out of they can.
Once there are no more kernels to be shaken out of you, then you’re worthless — as a commodity and as a person. You become, in their eyes, contemptible.
I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it until it stops being true; ‘baggers are chumps.