Posting this as a philosophical companion piece to Sooner's thread about Ryan's fairytale budget [link to NYT op ed by former Reagan budget director.]
This article talks about FAIRNESS from two diametrically oppose perspectives. To me, this explanation lifted the veil (to coin a phrase) on exactly HOW the "Veil of Opulence" works to get people to agree with -- and defend -- policies that are blatantly against their current self-interest. "What would Jesus do?" has been niftily coopted by "What would someone (i.e., YOU) do if you had the prestige, power and money of those guys...? Bingo!!