If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets her way, wealthy people won't even be able to go to restaurants, according to the millionaire radio host.
Their belief that money must pass through the hands of the rich before reaching others is both greedy and incorrect.
• "For far too long," he then told his audience, "a small group in our nation's capital have reaped the rewards of government
Despite this grim reality, the Republican Party's economic policy agenda has not changed for decades. Cut taxes for the 1
Trump's anti-tax fantasy should sound familiar because it is: it has been tried and failed.
Just because Donald Trump is so unconventional a presidential candidate, it does not automatically follow that we should immediately abandon our conventional criteria for judging his adequacy for the position.
The fact remains that our three decade experiment with trickle-down caused the financial crash and Great Recession by deregulating financial markets and driving the deep indebtedness of the middle class, pushing an already weakened middle class to the brink. Enter Trump, seizing the terrain that trickle-down created.
Since the dawn of modern American political history, conservatives have railed against the left for supporting social welfare. America's welfare programs, so the story goes, create cultures of dependency that weigh down the economy. Who caused this tremendous burden on the U.S. taxpayer?
It may be difficult to believe right now, but eventually the nightmare will be over. The race for the presidency will end, and we will be free of the daily media diet of who is ahead, who is behind, and who might get ahead as others falter. Time and again right now, the bulk of the media - across the entirety of the political spectrum -- focus entirely on the race, in the process distracting us from the course over which the race is being run. But when the race is over, reconstructing/improving that course will be the over-riding task facing whoever wins. So can we please start talking now, in a systematic way, less about the candidates and more about their programs?