Crimes of the Rich and Poor

People on the right are concerned primarily about cheating when people break the law. People on the left are primarily concerned about cheating when the transgressors have rigged the law in their favour since then the amounts involved are generally much larger. Another way of putting this, people on the right tend to be concerned most about the crimes of the poor and people on the left tend to be concerned the most about the crimes of the rich. To someone on the right, the ultimate crime would be to con the government out of $1,000 welfare instead of $500 a month. To someone on the left, the ultimate crime would be price fixing to charge people $2,000 a month for a crucial drug that cost only $1 to produce or to substitute a drug that was not effective.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)