Finally, here’s the perfect way for the rich to claim “Job Creator” status and have it really be true!
Two things actually create the “demand” that creates jobs. The rich have NOTHING, ZERO, ZIPPO to back their claim as job creators in the current system! As IF owning a business feeding the demand created the demand in the first place. Bullshit! Need or want fueled the demand, coupled with the money to act on these wants and needs. These are #1 for creating jobs.
Time and neglect make up the #2 reason. For roads, bridges, airports, and protection of the commons are always needed. The first 3 require maintnance, which requires funds we don’t now have. The rich tell us we can go with less funding for the social safety net, and must not tax them, who have way more to lose (discretionary spending money that they can’t/WON’T use to help anyone else unless they can disproportionately benefit somwhow!) Only the 4th, protection of the commons, is being funded to protect their property, most property and wealth created by and from our commons has been “legally” but certainly not FAIRLY taken by the wealthy. How’d they do it? They bought politicians who think like them offices to pass laws that enrich themselves at the expense of the rest of us! Look at the recent Tax ‘reform’ law and who benefits!
We choose NOT to allow the decision to come down to funding the social safety net or fixing roads! Why? Because the fucking rich dont use or need the safety net, for they’ve already put the systems in place that allows themselves to live parasitically off of the rest of us! Rich folks don’t fix roads and bridges. But they do occassionally use them. They also need airports, although they don’t pay their fair share of costs for their private towers and hangers either.
Fuck the rich! Time to fix it or fight!