Republicans blame the poor, the unemployed, the uninsured, and the sick and the disabled. They say they're not pulling their own weight. But collectively these people consume very little. What about the rich? If a hedge fund manager collects a hundred million dollar bonus, just before his hedge fund goes bankrupt, what did he do to earn it? What about the hundreds of millions collected as consulting fees by friends and relatives of CEOs and board members? Bankers whose fees depend on insider trading? What about plain old ordinary rich folks, whose incomes consist of interest and dividends. If someone who collects $900 in unemployment is a parasite, what about someone who collects a thousand times as much?