Friday, June 18, 2010

On Responsibility

Why is it that conservatives are more than happy to call for "personal responsibility," aka "you make your bed, you have to lie in it" for individuals and particularly for women and poor people, but when it comes to corporate responsibility, they have absolutely no use for it? Joe Barton's (R. TX) now infamous quote is just the latest in this long tradition: "It is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown, in this case a $20 billion shakedown.” 

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