I looked at him sort of askance, realized that he'd probably voted Liberal, and replied: "I don't think that's really the point. I just don't think that stabilizing the economy should be accomplished by gouging people with no meaningful income to begin with."
He glared at me in a redneck sort of way and walked off. *headshake*
Y'know, I'm all for stabilizing the economy. But why don't we take out this "expedient solution" on people who actually *have* money? Like... jacking up our environmental penalties and ripping the funds for paying off the deficit out of companies who deserve the pain? And while we're at it, expropriate Burns Bog. Yeah. *firm nod*
I could never be in politics. I'd be a dictator. ;)