One of my favorite movies ever is The Usual Suspects. One of the more quoteable lines is:
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing people he didn’t exist.
It’s this line that comes to mind over and over when I read about the economy and the Tea Party and folks screaming that we “need” to strip assistance programs that make life survivable by the many folks who are working hard in jobs that simply don’t pay enough to have a roof and food.
The money’s out there, but everyone’s looking the wrong direction … because there is so much more money to be kept in the hands of the rich by riling up the middle class to look somewhere else.
The greatest trick the rich ever pulled was convincing the middle class that the poor is their enemy.