Republican Party is the wholly owned subsidiary of Corporate America and Trump’s election victory has given the owners of the Republican Party the trophy that they had dreamt for ages in the shape of the Tax Scum of 2017.
But like everything else even the Corporate America is not monolithic, there are George Soros and the likes of him who realize the pitfalls of drastic wealth gap between the rich and poor can kill the golden goose.
Mankind has gone through these stages, king had all the gold and his rules were golden rules. We now have a couple of hundred kings who rule the world under the guise of democracy and capitalism. The feudal society of the middle ages is in its new incarnation and threatening to wipe out all economic progresses the world has made.
Tom Hartmann, the wisest of radio talk show hosts of America asserts that in every ages there are a group of people who love authoritarian leaders, these people need to be led and they find comfort in being told what to do. In time like this, when all experimental systems are failing, when communism has failed and capitalism is on the wane, when democracy has demonstrated its obvious weakness to maintain balance in large nation states, the extreme right has regained its popularity. It is the nineteenth and twentieth century all over again; it is Hitler and Mussolini in new garbs, just watch the trend in Europe again.
Unjust economic systems lead to violent social upheaval; this is the history of mankind. Ben Cohen understands this, Jerry Greenfield understands this and that is why they join hundreds of other wealth Americans to plead, “We urge you to oppose any legislation that further exacerbates inequality.” The letter further stated. “Tax reform should be, at a minimum, revenue neutral — without using gimmicks like dynamic scoring. We are deeply concerned that revenue loss would lead to deep cuts in critical services such as education, Medicare and Medicaid, and would hamper our nation’s ability to restore investments in our people and communities.”
Will anyone listen?
Not the current administration, the Koch brothers’ controlled Republicans are not smart enough to understand the long term dynamics, they can’t see anything beyond the next quarter. The current Administration sees this opportunity as their lifetime dream fulfillment. They are going to stack the high courts with extreme reactionary political hacks, they are dismantling every safety nets, they call social security and Medicare, in which every American pays into, as entitlements, and they want to destroy all entitlements.
This Administration is against every institution that protects people, they are destroying EPA, repealed water safety regulation, passed law against constitutional rights to sue, dismantling all regulations such as Dodd-Frank, opening up pristine lands to drilling for gas and oil, snatching lands from national parks and giving to their masters. In the short span of four years they are going to set back the nation decades and decades.
The extreme weather, snow storms in the east coast and south is a result of global warming, nevertheless, the current Republican led congress does not have the intelligence to understand this, their Leader openly mocked – we could do with some global warming! How much further damage will they do in the next four years? I shudder with that thought but Americans are in slumber, no one appears to be worried enough except for a few conscious persons such as Tom Hartmann.
I know this will pass, we will see a Democratic-led government in 2020, however, that is no guarantee of a bright future. If the corporate Democrats retain the control of the party, and they run the administration in 2020, we will only be on the fire pan in place of direct fire.