As the talk show host Tavis Smiley and I have said in our national tour against poverty, the recent budget deal is only the latest phase of a 30-year, top-down, one-sided war against the poor and working people in the name of a morally bankrupt policy of deregulating markets, lowering taxes and cutting spending for those already socially neglected and economically abandoned. Our two main political parties, each beholden to big money, offer merely alternative versions of oligarchic rule. NYT
Don’t forget the oligarchs lying to the middle class Baby Boomers about deregulation, getting victims of tax cut redistribution to thank the thieves for stealing from them.
You can’t go anywhere without white, male, middle-aged government employees, cops and teachers, talking like their Galtian venture capitalists. It’s the biggest PR success in history, bigger even than marketing light lime flavored beer as a manly refreshing drink.