Tax cuts for the super-wealthy, rich braggarts, and the little people
During the New Deal, WPA sewing room workers produced 29 million diapers for low-income families. Tax hikes on the rich helped pay for it. We could do the same today, of course (and more), but we won't because born-into-wealth brats need their Roland Mouret pants - like this pair for $1,365.00 (but don't worry... shipping is free!) - and also because millions of Americans let them get away with it, bowing in submission and mindlessly repeating the talking points they've been fed by the rich for decades: "taxes are theft," "other people's money," "we can't tax the job creators."
Louise Linton eventually apologized for her comments, saying: "I apologize for my post on social media yesterday as well as my response. It was inappropriate and highly insensitive." Fair enough; but it's not just her post that was inappropriate and highly insensitive - her entire lifestyle is inappropriate and highly insensitive, as are the lifestyles of all those like her. The super-wealthy are hoarding and flaunting wealth, while their investments are funding unnecessary mass incarceration and perpetual war. Their political bribes and tax evasion are causing children to drink leaded water through deteriorating infrastructure and plumbing. Their purposeful failure to create well-paying jobs (focusing instead on stock buybacks and vanity purchases) is fueling poverty, hatred, crime, racism, and higher rates of suicide. Their impotent charitable foundations fortify their god fantasies, but do little to mitigate the constant financial terror they impose on the middle-class & poor through usury, fraud, shipping jobs overseas, and blitzkriegs against the social safety net.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer recently said, "There is an absolute, unspoken war between corporate interests and the American people... We're seeing a deliberate attempt to take away [working families'] future by really rich people."
Indeed. Welcome to plutocratic America... your life looks cute.