As I watch Katy Tur interview Byron Donald on MSNBC on 1/26/2023, one appreciates her attempts to clarify his rhetoric. Especially strained is Mr. Donald’s statement that we must never cut taxes on the oligarchs, because they are the money makers (paraphrase). If that statement held water, the USA would not have a large national debt. Mr. Donald talks fast, possibly to avoid clarity or explanation.
Conversations about tariffs are long overdue. Tariffs that support sale of US products are sensible. When the products add to Climate Change as compared to products from foreign nations, an obvious problem has arisen. While the Trump tariffs seem to have been imposed on only a targeted group of products, it is of interest that after imposition prices of many products manufactured in foreign nations automatically rose, even if the Trump tariff wasn’t imposed upon those particular products.
Does anyone believe the Establishment-imposed sanctions by elite US politicians do harm to any other than poor people? This includes the poor people of the USA as sanctions circle back onto the US public byway of high fuel prices and especially byway of, for example, the Trump tariff that was sold as an imposition upon China but is in FACT a tax on products manufactured outside of the USA and sold to the US public, when manufacturing has been outlawed in the USA by bad trade agreements inflicted by politicians at the behest of their corporate campaign donors promoted by Citizens United. The collaboration center for negotiation of such laws as have imposed inflation (price gouging) on the US public, may be found at www.alec.org.
As one who supported Kaepernick for months before it became popular, and by the way simultaneously objected to the “b” word due to self respect, one was amused when the tipping point in favor of Kaepernick happened when the “b” word was used by Trump, that garnered attention because suddenly-awakened people said it was a negative reflection on mothers, from groups who previously used the “b” word as a commonplace.
In the ’80’s, when Trickle Down was just beginning to be inculcated by Establishment and the wonders of globalism were envisioned (how did that turn out?) a derogatory put-down to people who were skeptical, was the label Luddite.
One is under informed about the details of the following story about Brazil to analyze the contents. But where one finds symptoms it is logical to look for a disease. We know democracy is diminishing at an alarming rate around the globe ad most markedly in the supposed bastion of democracy called the USA. Hierarchy are gaining wealth at the expense of the majority of humanity and this is explained by “running government like a business”. Climate Change is too obvious to be denied by any other than the most dedicated environmental exploiters. Climate Change is a price paid by Earth and humanity to promote hierarchical Establishment financial interests.
C-Span asked the question this morning, “can the government get inflation under control”. A better question could be the reason the Trump Administration began the trajectory of snow-balling inflation.
The story of several oligarchs pulling strings behind the scenes obscures the more relevant story of institutionalized hierarchical process that feels too similar to a Pyramid Scheme economy. Fascism may more nearly be the correct definition since the system is held in place less by persuasion and more by laws.
Some people call it gouging while some people call it inflation. Hoodwinked is the result.
Different news stories taken separately tell a different tale when compared with each other. Indoctrination of the public into ostensible teams supports reports about similar authoritarianism from said nations, rather than focusing on the overarching corruption in the systems of both.
The story as told by the “winners” may be a tale of predatory exploitation—
A problem on the topic of fascism is that, until authoritarian exploitation of human resources (people) or natural resources (environment) becomes noticeable, the money is nice. A governance based on :”the economy” can be a euphemism for dictatorship. It is easy to overlook corruption when money is being generated, and this includes our nation of shareholders. Add to this the highly questionable policy of Citizens United by which lawmakers are purchased by big-money interests, and supposedly monitoring sources such as the Federal Reserve, which is supposed to maintain balance in “the economy”, has over a decade kept too low, interests. Keeping interest rates abnormally low has forced family savings accounts into the stock market that can be considered speculative. Low interest rates may also promote inflation.
Did anyone seriously expect good governance for We The People from either branch of the Republican/Democratic duopoly (American Capitalist Party)? If so, denial is evident as has been the ire directed to those who remind wokesters that to go hat-in-hand to big-money campaign donors to beg voting rights from those responsible for putting in place the deleterious electoral process to begin with. But what about the MSM that encouraged said delusion? Indoctrination into capitalism seems the reason for said naivete.