Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Americans Betrayed

America's workers, students, young people & elderly: shit-on by both Republicans & Democrats working for big money corporatism. Those stooges don't want to pass the Build Back Better infrastructure package, increase minimum wage, make community colleges tuition-free, pass student loan relief, or institute a Green New Deal or Federal voting rights protections. Basically, your bosses want You to pay more.


In 2008 under Bush-Cheney, Big Banks & MegaCorporations overextended past the point of collapse, but Republicans & Democrats were "bipartisan" (corporatist) and rescued most of the biggest losers. Obama & TARP provided over $600 billion in loans & guarantees, controversially allowing the (failed) owners, directors, and managers to keep their positions. By end 2009 nearly 9 million jobs were lost, and US household net worth dropped over $12 trillion dollars. 


Four years ago today, 22 Dec 2017, Pres. Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act after Mitch McConnell's Republicans pushed the legislation past the US Senate with 51 votes. Costly Public Law 115–97 was trumpeted as "rocket fuel for our economy" but the tax cuts only helped the rich. Lack of funds led to further social service cuts, forcing us to pay for every small service. Duped Again.