I’m an American. I was born to believe in capitalism. I still do to a point.
Everyone should have the ability to improve their lot in life, to build a business and to make a profit.
But I draw the line at those who are already wealthy or in positions of power and hope to use that position become wealthy, who game the system to get a further leg up over the rest taking unfair advantage.
My case in point. The Congressional Research Service had released a report that shows that what the GOP has been carping about for decades as their economic policy basically has no empirical data to support it.
The report showed that lowering taxes on the wealthy does nothing to stimulate the economy.
So what does the GOP do? Protest the release of the report and has it withdrawn. (And Martha Stewart went to jail for her part in insider trading trying to protect her wealth.)
Kudos to the GOP for proving what many of us have known for a long time. The GOP is a tool of the very rich. The rich keep getting richer and wait what’s this? The poor keep getting poorer? The middle class is footing the bill and losing their savings and joining the poor? Well that can’t be right can it? Trickle down economics is supposed to…you mean Mitt Romney is lying?
At his recent rally in Florida, “We love all of our fellow citizens. We come together at times like this and we want to make sure that they have a speedy and quick recovery from their financial, and in many cases, personal loss,”
Notice Mitt keys in on “financial” first? It is what he loves most. It’s all about the money.
- The GOP vs Reality (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- The Nonpartisan Study On High-Income Tax Cuts The GOP Doesn’t Want You To Read (thinkprogress.org)