Joining a growing list of the rich and the famous such as Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, now the king of horror and fantacy fictions speaks out with the 4 letter word. Stephen King wrote in his Daily Beast article, that he is not tired of talking about it. He is responding to Chris Christie’s comments on Warrent Buffet, that “He should just write a check and shut up”. King joined Jimmy Kemmel’s joke two days ago (reader can find here), and commented on the New Jersey governor’s weight problem: “Chris Christie may be fat, but he ain’t Santa Claus. In fact, he seems unable to decide if he is New Jersey’s governor or its caporegime.” Stephen King pointed out that charitable giving is not enough.
What charitable 1 percenters can’t do is assume responsibility—America’s national responsibilities: the care of its sick and its poor, the education of its young, the repair of its failing infrastructure, the repayment of its staggering war debts. Charity from the rich can’t fix global warming or lower the price of gasoline by one single red penny. That kind of salvation does not come from Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Ballmer saying, “OK, I’ll write a $2 million bonus check to the IRS.” That annoying responsibility stuff comes from three words that are anathema to the Tea Partiers: United American citizenry.
He spoke about his willingness to pay more taxes back in March in a rally in Florida.
King concluded in his article,
This has to happen if America is to remain strong and true to its ideals. It’s a practical necessity and a moral imperative. 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.
Think about it.