Friday, October 21, 2011

Fork over your money, Ben & Jerry!

Today the directors of Ben and Jerry's ice cream stated their support for the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters.

A quote from the ASP, on Yahoo News says it all:
"In a statement on the company's website, seen Tuesday, they shared the protesters' anger with inequity within the United States ("simply immoral"), high unemployment and unbridled political spending by big corporations.  'All this goes on while corporate profits continue to soar and millionaires whine about paying a bit more in taxes.' they said."

There you have it, folks. Liberal hypocrisy.  No, it's chutzpah, plain and simple.

Ben and Jerry, the founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, are millionaires. They built their ice cream company from a small start-up to a thriving business and then sold it for millions to Unilever (a big corporation).  In August, Unilever -- which also owns Dove soap and Lipton tea -- reported first-half net profits of ($3.3 billion, which is up nine percent from a year earlier.

So two millionaires are supporting the "occupy" protesters and slamming big corporations, one of whom bought their ice cream company and made them millionaires.

It must be nice to be a liberal. You can say and do anything you want and you're never held accountable.

And for conservatives, this is one more reason to not buy Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

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