The end of the Trump era approaches with every day!
The Trump era is an era when there are no debates, arguments, and hearings on the tax bill, when special interests run riot and private jet owners get tax cuts and when vital public interests like HUD face sadistic cuts ($6.2 billion in 2019 if it passes).
In the Trump era, libel replaces discussion, corporate profits have precedence over public health while compromise, concessions, and the social contract are scorned as weaknesses.
In the Trump era, seniors, the poor, children, and students are attacked. All progressive achievements are mocked and selfishness is extolled as a panacea. All economic problems are called exogenous, not endogenous. The poor and unemployed are blamed for their misery and the neoliberal system that has led to exploding inequality and global warming is called sacrosanct. “After us, the Flood,” seems the motto. “Wash us but don’t make us wet,” is the short-sighted jingle.
When cities become gridlock, football and politicians promote cars nonstop. Radical change is urgently necessary to protect nature, the future, and human life. Enlightenment, partnership, balance, transformation, ecological thinking, critical, independent public education, and overcoming poverty meah resisting darkness. It is only false theology that makes corporations into “suffering servants,” assigns socialism for the rich and the merciless market for the poor.
The poor need s strong state. Tax havens must be closed and tax competition ended for a more just tax policy. Migrants are not taking our jobs and will not ensure our pensions, health care, education or housing! The state should protect the public interest. Corporations depend on the infrastructure and cannot steal away from their tax responsibility. “Sundown in the union, sure was a good idea, before greed got in the way” (Bob Dylan). “Every silver cloud has a touch of grey” (Grateful Dead).
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