Communists of the World Unite!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 | 07:30 PM

This was a full page advert in today's New York Times, paid for by Bill Perkins



UPDATE: September 24, 2008 9:44am

The WSJ picked up the advert in this morning's paper:

The president has run into a wall of skepticism over his plan. Troubled voters are calling their congressmen. Academic economists are churning out sound bites. Democratic lawmakers are demanding that the plan include perks for the working classes, while Republicans are saying the plan interferes with the invisible hand of the free market.

But the 39-year-old Mr. Perkins is putting cash behind his anger. He commissioned an African-American arts collective to draw a cartoon depicting Mr. Bush, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke trampling on the graves of private enterprise and capitalism. Then he paid $139,104 to run the drawing as a full-page ad in the Tuesday editions of the New York Times. And he promises to spend a million more on ads before he is done.

"I see it as trickle-down communism," Mr. Perkins said. "We have a communist action where everybody is paying for the benefit of the few and hoping the benefits will trickle down to everyone else."

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"redistribution of wealth"
from the rich to the poor = socialism.

from the poor to the rich = capitalism.

Posted by: xuxE | Sep 23, 2008 7:36:06 PM

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