1%: I’m a Thinker

Not to pick on Eric Massa, but here’s a pretty typical press release on the plan to make AIG execs pay 100% in taxes on their bonuses.

Question: whether out of largess or punishment, what does it profit our society when our leaders choose to craft public policy effecting 100% of us based it on how it affects 1% of us? I think answering this question aught to be the first thing on all of our minds as we continue to wrangle with our economic situation.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.