Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
It sure looks like they’re going to pass that tax increase on the middle class. Oh joy.
I keep hearing that they’re doing it even though they know it’s unpopular. It’s unpopular with their constituents. But that’s a misunderstanding of the situation. The truth is that it’s extremely popular with their constituents, because their constituents are their donors. Corporations, hedge fund tycoons, the top 1%.
Whenever something doesn’t add up, it’s clear the big boys have different motives than they’re broadcasting.
Maybe you heard Lindsey Graham say that if Republicans don’t pass tax reform, “financial contributions will stop.” He doesn’t mean the $30, $50, or even $200 checks from Rush Limbaugh listeners in Flyover Country. He means the big money from the stinking rich who expect results. This tax cut (for them) is the main course.
But, frankly, I don’t believe it and I bet Lindsey doesn’t believe it either. Where else is that money going to go, Nancy Pelosi? It’s going to go to GOP candidates, whether they’re incumbents or marauders from the right in the primaries. Lindsay’s woes are about the careerists in Congress.
Yet the logic seems correct on the surface, so I’m betting the Senate will pass the bill on the basis of political survival. And when people figure out that their taxes have gone up, you know who they’ll blame.
Such is the state of things in our dystopia right now.