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Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Trickle-Down Lies

Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Trickle-Down Lies

Trickle-down is a scam. Trickle-down not only doesn’t work, it obviously couldn’t. The first hint is in the name: “Trickle-Down.” Not “Rain Down,” “Shower Down,” “Torrent Down,” or “Flood Down,” but just a trickle, at best. The idea that workers get almost nothing is right there in the name. You’d think that people would have caught on to this sooner. It would be like an employer offering their workers a raise and calling it “Crumbs off the Table.” From there it…

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The Quality of Wealth That Matters

The Quality of Wealth That Matters

One of the problems that I have with the current liberal messaging is the constant focus on billionaire wealth in terms of total value. Things like, “During the pandemic, billionaires increased their wealth by $1 trillion,” or noting that Elon Musk is now worth something like $6 billion more than a week ago. The problem is that this does not focus on actual, spendable wealth—instead, this is mostly stock value we’re talking about. And that wealth is not liquid. Saying…

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The First Order of Business: Screw the Middle Class

The First Order of Business: Screw the Middle Class

On Trump’s first day in office, he immediately signed two executive orders which made life harder for Americans in the middle class.

First, he cancelled a rate cut for middle-class home owners with mortgages. The rate cut would have saved millions of home owners hundreds of dollars a year on their payments. See more