Thursday, August 09, 2007

Quote of the Day

Mike Huckabee, of all people:

The first thing we've gotta do as a Republican party is quit being a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wall Street and the corporations that have done exactly what Steve talked about, and that is allow workers at the bottom to make money for their companies and then allow a CEO to get a pension, get a wonderful bonus, take a trip to the Riviera and Steve takes a trip to the poorhouse....

It's based not on capitalism--that's a good thing--but this is sheer unadulterated greed, and that's not what makes a strong economy. And it's gonna ruin not just this country, but it's gonna collapse the Republican party if we don't start standing up and saying you can't have that kind of economy where CEOs make 500 times that of their workers, and call that perfectly acceptible. It's not acceptible.
Snarky response: hey, good luck with that, Mike.

Huckabee may be a hater, but he is the only candidate on the Republican side who cares at all about anyone but the top 1%. More to the point, he's the only one who even tries to look like he cares. Given that the nominee is likely to be America's Wall Street's Mayor (or, looking less likely now, K Street Fred), this is a critique we should be quoting every day between now and the election.