In less than three-and-a-half years in office, Trump oversaw the Great GOP 2017 tax cut heist.
It handed corporate America and high-net-worth individuals a multi-billion dollar bonanza of enhanced wealth — followed this year by what I call 9/11 2.0, economic collapse triggered by COVID-19 lockdowns.
Along with letting dominant US corporate giants consolidate to greater size and market power, it includes an escalated great wealth transfer from ordinary Americans to privileged ones.
The scheme has been ongoing in the US (and West) for decades, notably since the neoliberal 90s — war on social justice, a plot to eliminate it altogether over time.
It aims to free up US wealth for escalated militarism, endless wars, corporate handouts, and greater enrichment of America’s super-rich.
The grand scheme is transforming the US (and other Western states) into ruler-serf societies — thirdworldized and controlled by police state power, unsafe and unfit to live in, privileged interests served exclusively at the expense of ordinary people.
Since US economic collapse began in February, millions of Americans applied for unemployment benefits — ongoing for 12 consecutive weeks in unprecedented numbers, greater than during the Great Depression, US unemployment today much higher than then.
Overall conditions today for ordinary Americans are far worse than in the 1930s.
Following Franklin Roosevelt’s 1932 election, New Deal programs put millions of people back to work.
Virtually nothing is being done to create jobs today, Dems as culpable as Republicans.
Both right wings of the one-party state are indifferent toward public health and welfare, and it shows by their policies.
Official unemployment numbers way understate reality, the true number around 40% of working-age Americans.
Most US workers with jobs have part-time or temp employment for poverty-level wages with few or no benefits.
Countless numbers of US workers had their hours and pay cut. Growing millions have no health insurance.
Americans can have anything they want — depending on their ability to pay.
They’re increasingly on their own otherwise, notably at a time of unprecedented economic collapse that’s far more serious than COVID-19 outbreaks.
They’ll pass in time,