The poor need a strong state

The US imports twice as much as it exports and has run an annual trade deficit around $500-600 billion since 2000. But we’re much better at finding fault with others! Winner take all, hire and fire and the right of the stronger characterize our labor policy while we pretend infinite growth is possible on a finite and grieving planet!

Social security keeps our economy from sinking while luxury consumption, weapons, and aggressive tax planning show a robust 3% growth! Speculation supplants productive investment but No problemo! The poor need a strong state but banks and financiers are subsidized and the poor and unemployed are blamed for their misery!

Closing tax havens and ending tax competition are vital for a fairer tax policy. The state should represent the public interest and yet is the “errand boy for the banks” (Bill Moyers)!

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1 Response to The poor need a strong state

  1. Marc says:

    Republicans won the House in 2022 with just a nine-seat majority after an absolutely pathetic performance for an out-of-power party in a midterm year. That means Democrats need to flip just five seats to retake the House in 2024

    John Roberts, Elliot Abrams, Trump and the Bush Crime family are only four examples of bad leaders, traitors to cemocracy, demagogues who have driven our nation to the brink of self-destruction with the acquiescence of Biden and the corporate democrats.

    Majority rule must be balanced by minority protection for the state to be legitimate (L Gunier).

    Democracy-conforming markets must replace market-conforming democracy. May the Global South teach us humility, cooperation and interdependence!

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