"College debt shows up a lot in these stories, actually. It’s more insistently present than housing debt, or even unemployment. That might speak to the fact that the protests tilt towards the young. But it also speaks, I think, to the fact that college debt represents a special sort of betrayal. We told you that the way to get ahead in America was to get educated. You did it. And now you find yourself in the same place, but buried under debt. You were lied to."
— “Who are the 99 percent?,” Ezra Klein, The Washington Post (via hold-a-wolfs-ears)
"You know who this guy was? It wasn’t a Democrat. It wasn’t some crazy socialist. It was Ronald Reagan. It was Ronald Reagan. Last time I checked, Republicans all thought Reagan made some sense. So next time you hear one of those Republicans in Congress accusing you of class warfare, you just tell them I’m with Ronald Reagan."
— President Obama yesterday in a speech, after using a ThinkProgress video of Reagan calling it “crazy” for a millionaire to pay lower taxes than a bus driver. Just in case you missed it… (via think-progress)
"The fact is when the United States spends $2 billion a week in Afghanistan and thinks nothing of lobbing hundreds of cruise missiles at $1.41 million a pop to kill people, cutting a few billion dollars a year from the budget for caring for the sick, starving and dispossessed is more than just cruel. It’s plain stupid."
— David Atkins at Hullabaloo (via wilwheaton)