Work isn’t the problem. It’s wealth. Or more exactly, far too few people have far too much of it. But as a politician, you can’t even say “income inequality” out loud, lest Conservatives start screaming “soshulizm!!” and “ermagerd, they’re comin’ fer mah money!!” […]
Trying to convince people that America is simply too ‘poor’ or has too much debt to solve it’s problems is bullshit. If corporate America and their lobbyists spent less time corrupting politicians and cheating the tax system, there would be plenty of money to deal with the problems that are tearing this country apart.
There are millionaires and billionaires in America who have never worked a day in their life. But you rarely hear a Republican lawmaker call them ‘lazy’ for not working, or ‘takers’ for gaming the system.
As income inequality grows, it’s becoming obvious to more Americans that giving tax breaks and free stuff to the rich doesn’t create good paying jobs. All it does is make rich people richer. The revenue loss can’t be made up by raising taxes on the working class, so budget cuts to programs billionaires don’t need, end up getting the axe. […]