The Lesser Of, Still Is
“The Truth of the matter is, you all, you all know what has to be done. We can disagree in the margins but the truth of the matter is it’s all within our wheelhouse and nobody (meaning the wealthy) has to be punished. No one’s standard of living will change. Nothing will fundamentally change. Because when we have income inequality as large as we have in the United States today, it brews and ferments political discord and basic revolution. Not a joke. Not a joke. I’m not (inaudible) revolution but not a joke. It allows demagogues to step in and say the reason we’re here is because of the other, the other. You are not ‘the other.’ I need you very badly. I hope if I win this nomination I won’t let you (still meaning the wealthy) down, I promise you.” ~Joe Biden, to a group of wealthy donors in 2019
I think “No one’s standard of living will change. Nothing will fundamentally change.” would make a nice slogan for his bumper stickers.