Ever since the introduction of Reaganomics in the 1980s, which provided big business the ability to write our laws, America has never been the same since. Prior to the 1980s, our middle class parents could afford healthcare, childcare, buying a home, and self-educating without breaking the bank. Today, after so many pro-business laws that Congress passed to favor corporations and to feed their greed, middle class America is looking for answers. Why can’t they afford what their parents afforded? Why is it so expensive to have a family? Furthermore, why the buying power of their income keeps shrinking in the face of higher and higher costs of living? In short, understanding the economic decline of the middle class might answer the big question that led to the rise of Donald Trump and January 6 of why Americans are so angry?
The genius Donald Trump was the first to harness that anger and corral it into an unbreakable cult. All his lies about the 2020 elections have but one goal: To keep his grip upon tens of millions of angry and economically strained Americans looking for answers.
To learn more about the impact of Reaganomics on society, we recommend reading “Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America, a Recent History”
Until we find a way to rebuild a more balanced economic model based on more equitable income distribution, this country is in danger of breaking apart.
WHERE IS CONGRESS?
The lawless capitalism period we are enduring today has to come to an end soon. Not through a careless Congress that corporations and the wealthy, like Koch Industries, purchase on the auction block, but through educating the public about the root causes of their economic plight. As well as through more sensible Executive Branch policies that we have come to witness from today’s White House. One that is aware of the danger we find ourselves in with an ever larger disparity in income inequality.
Actions like forgiving student debt, generous PPP loans to small businesses during the pandemic, and the persistent calls for higher taxes on the ultra wealthy are just a few of actions and calls to correct the Reaganomics arc of destruction. During the real estate bust of 2008, Barack Obama just saved big business. There was no effort to alleviate the burden the middle class were starting to experience.
Most of our leaders, except those who benefit from angry Americans, like Fox News, the GOP, and Trump, are realizing that anger has led us to January 6. Anger because of economic uncertainty, also, is weakening our democratic institutions, which find themselves the target of anti-establishment sentiments that did not exist some 20 years ago. Not on the scale we are witnessing today.
Meanwhile, Fox and the GOP are ignoring all the warning signs as they continue to exploit angry Americans for more power.
UNDER THD SPELL OF RUNAWAY GREED
Until Congress starts taking the necessary steps to revoke the power of corporate America and the Billionaires to control their agenda for further self-enrichment, the anger will be flaring up constantly. In mass murders, in talk of a civil war, and in more January 6-like scenarios.
Until we find a way to rebuild a more balanced economic model based on more equitable income distribution, this country is in danger of breaking apart. It’s Rome circa 450 A.D. for America.
Meanwhile, Fox and the GOP are ignoring all the warning signs as they continue to exploit angry Americans for more power. It’s the wild, wild west manifesting itself for lack of control of our economy, except by the elites and the rich, who are totally disregarding the harm it is causing this nation.