Salon reprints some complaints from a writer named Digby about the sacrifices that the middle class must make. He was responding to remarks by Peter Peterson and Robert Rubin about cutting Social Security and Medicare. His concluding remarks:
These rich bastards are telling people who work hard their whole lives that they have to “sacrifice” their meager public pension to refill the Treasury that these same rich bastards have looted — and which they continue to refuse to help replenish, despite the fact they are still swallowing fire hoses full of money. This, after the middle class in this country just suffered the biggest loss of wealth since the Great Depression as a result of these riverboat gamblers playing with the economy like it was their favorite Baccarat table in Monte Carlo. Chutzpah doesn’t even begin to describe it. Sociopathy is more like it.
If they can’t do the right thing, the least they could do is slither off into the darkness to count their winnings. Instead, these arrogant jerks are out there lecturing everyone about “sacrifice” while they buy off every government official in town to make sure they aren’t among those who have to heed that call.