And while the American middle-class continues to shrink, the richest Americans keep adding tens of billions of dollars to their already out-of-control wealth, allowing them to buy more gold bathtubs, more $78,000 watches, more private islands, and more politicians. To add insult to injury, we're told by conservative think tanks & talking heads that these types of purchases & investments will create lots of good middle-class jobs... you know, the whole "Job Creators" spiel. But do you believe that the purchase of a private island, or a mansion on the French Riviera, creates lots of good middle-class jobs in the United States, or helps improve our nation's aging & crumbling infrastructure?
Middle-class & poor Americans are already facing stagnant or dropping wages, more debt, and extremely disproportionate taxation at the state and local level - not to mention rising and regressive tolls, fees, fines, and utility rates. Why in the world would an electorate willingly vote to be taxed even more, and also vote to give tax breaks to the people who are already accumulating more and more wealth every year, who are already enjoying historically low tax rates, and who are also engaging in all manner of tax evasion & avoidance?
Welcome to Trickle-Down Economics Gone Wild! - an inexplicable madhouse of public policies and voting behavior.