Thursday, May 03, 2007
Today, I have great news for you. New polling data gives you and me some really heavy-duty ammo to fight back against a particular type of name-calling by the right, that some of us have endured for decades.
It all relates to wealth distribution in America.
Here are the three main pieces of ordnance, which come in the form of the conclusions of a recent Gallup poll:
A large majority of Americans support the principle that wealth should be more evenly distributed in America Wow! This means, next time you're called a commie or a Marxist or a socialist, you can reply: well, so is half of America then, by your definition, Mr. or Ms. Right-Winger. Guess the country's turned red.
A similarly large majority of Americans feel that the rich pay too little in taxes.
About half of Americans advocate heavy taxation of the rich in order to redistribute wealth
Please listen to the podcast for all the juicy details.
(PS: Right-wingers, if you want to write in to me, fine, but at least do me the courtesy of listening to the podcast first. Please don't respond just on the basis of the brief preview above. Thanks!!)
For those who aren't familiar with podcasts, podcasts are a series of mp3 audio files that you download to your computer or portable music device (iPod or other) and then can listen to whenever you want.
You don't need an iPod to listen to podcasts.
Podcast software like iTunes will automatically check a podcast at intervals you specify, and download any new installments.
iTunes is free and very easy to use. http://www.apple.com/itunes/
In iTunes, if you want to subscribe to my podcast, just click on Advanced at the top right, then choose Subscribe to Podcast, and paste in the URL http://feeds.feedburner.com/blasttheright
That's the URL to use for other podcast-friendly software programs as well.
Alternatively, you can just manually download new episodes from my podcast home page as they become available. Here is a link to my podcast's home page: http://www.therationalradical.com/podcast.html
Jack Clark 10:25 PM [+]