You know what I find annoying? When I talk about how say, giving enormous tax breaks to rich people and corporations in a time of unparalleled wealth inequality is a fantastically stupid idea and people’s response is: yeah, but wealthy liberals are also hypocrites. Gee, no shit. Trust me, there is no one who knows more about rich liberal hypocrisy than I do. I’ve been living in Seattle for the past 17 years. We’re perceived as some sort of lefty stronghold with our legal weed and gay marriage but if you’re paying attention, technically we have the most corrupt tax code in the country. No really, we don’t have an income tax so rich people pay less in taxes and poor people pay more here than anywhere else. It’s a conservative wet dream. We’ve been sort of trying to change that recently only to get cockblocked at every corner.
You know what the official solution to our traffic problem is? To make it so people with money can buy their way out of gridlock while simultaneously making it worse for the people who can’t. Seriously, I’m not making this up. Then there’s my family. Good lord. You’ll just have to tune it to see where I’m going with this.