Mittwoch, 21. November 2007

Eure Armut kotzt mich an!

What this means is that even the very rich cannot escape into their own little bubble of purity and excellence, of “haute” this and “haute” that. Ride around in a limo and you still have to sit in traffic created by ordinary people who can’t afford to live near where they work. Fly in a private jet and you’re still dependent on archaic, underfinanced, systems of air traffic control. Travel first class on the Acela train and you still have to stare out at the rotting environs of Philadelphia and Newark. Oh, and you lobbied against higher taxes and regulations on business? Then think twice before you sink your teeth into that chocolate and gold dessert. The vermin are always with you.

Quelle: America’s Rich Citizens Can’t Escape Our Poor Public Infrastructure

Wenn ein Schiff leck schlägt, aber keine Rettungsboote mit sich führt, gehen alle mit dem Ding unter – egal ob sie die Überfahrt in der Luxus-Suite oder im Kohlebunker verbracht haben.

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Labels: Gesellschaft, USA

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