The Daily Kos website is reporting its biggest viral story: Max Udargo’s response to a former Marine who declared his membership in the 53 percent of Americans reported to pay federal income tax.
In criticizing Occupy Wall Street, the former Marine, pictured at left, wrote: “I don’t blame Wall Street. Suck it up you whiners.”
The Daily Kos published Max Udargo’s response, “Open Letter To That 53% Guy,” in which he wrote:
I’m a liberal, so I probably dream bigger than you. For instance, I want everybody to have healthcare. I want lazy people to have healthcare. I want stupid people to have healthcare. I want drug addicts to have healthcare. I want bums who refuse to work even when given the opportunity to have healthcare. I’m willing to pay for that with my taxes, because I want to live in a society where it doesn’t matter how much of a loser you are, if you need medical care you can get it. And not just by crowding up an emergency room that should be dedicated exclusively to helping people in emergencies.
Udargo’s open letter has generated record traffic on Daily Kos, propelling it to 2 million visitors.
As protests against Wall Street press on, where do you stand, single Catholics? Do you agree with Max Udargo or the former Marine who identifies himself in the 53%? How does your faith inform your view? How does being single affect your stance on taxes?