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Response to femrap (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:53 PM

33. I think he's being very subtly awesome

He sounds so much like the plutocrats who mean it that I'm still not 100% he doesn't... but I think he's just being clever:

When Jack or Mitt or I call ourselves ďJob CreatorsĒ, it isnít because itís true or that there is any evidence for it. Itís because being a job creator puts us right at the center of the economic universe Ė where we deserve to be. This belief system isnít just convenient to us, although it is. Itís essential in order to justify our status and power.

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You need to understand that as job creators, at the center of the economic universe, the better we do, the better it must be for you. In particular, the richer we get and the less constrained by law and regulation we are, the more jobs will trickle downward. Basically, the less we plutocrats contribute to society in tax, and the less constrained we are, the better it is for you and everyone else. And you thought we didnít care!

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