America is Not Broke: Michael Moore vs the Forbes 400

Michael Moore hits on some salient points regarding whether or not we should screw the working class to eke out some money to fill budget gaps. In short, he’s against it. Watch the whole thing, though. It’s better than whatever else you could spend a half hour watching on E! or whatever. Moore was also kind enough to post the text of his speech on his site, if you’re in a hurry. What resonated with me was the statistic Moore cites about 400 Americans having more wealth than 50% of the rest of the country. Just so you don’t have to do that math, that’s .000001% versus 50%. If you’re into analogies, that’s one guy getting half the pizza, and 50,000,000 people splitting the rest. And it’s not like this is secret knowledge. These 400 people aren’t hiding underground in caverns filled with jewels and gold coins, drinking platinum smoothies. […]