No one argues that we have serious problems maintaining our nation’s highway infrastructure. One of the key features of President Obama’s new American Jobs Act is to call for billions of dollars of investments in infrastructure repair. For the affluent, however, Audi has a much more direct solution.
Yes, the commercial seems to say, when you’re rich you don’t need to care about the state of the road like all of those other drivers. Like having your very own gated community on wheels, the new Audi A6 will keep you safe from the realities of what budget cutting is doing to this country.
This divide between the rich and the rest of us is becoming increasing common as we continue down the path of gutting the government while expanding tax breaks for the rich, a path wholeheartedly endorsed by GOP presidential candidate former Governor Mitt Romney and echoed in spirit by the rest of the GOP field.
But, hey, if you can afford an “executive protection dog” why should you worry about fixing the underlying problems with society?
Now the failing bridges, on the other hand, could still be a problem. Maybe Audi should work on producing boats, next.
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