“Last year during the Occupy movement, the conservatives who oppose tax equality saw the first real ripples of discontent. Their response was either Marie Antoinette (“Let them eat cake”) or Ebenezer Scrooge (“Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?”). Short-sighted, gentlemen. Very short-sighted. If this situation isn’t fairly addressed, last year’s protests will just be the beginning. Scrooge changed his tune after the ghosts visited him. Marie Antoinette, on the other hand, lost her head.”
- Stephen King
Source: King’s book Under The Dome as quoted in the Addicting Info piece “Horror Novelist Stephen King Tells The 1% To Stop Being Selfish Pricks”
If you enjoyed this you probably want to read Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake! by Stephen King, Daily Beast April 30, 2012
Occasionally I see statements of enduring value that I want to live on somewhere on my blog with little muss or fuss. Thus you are seeing the first blue cheddar “quotable” post!