The Repuglicans basic model society has everyone who can be, employed as an independent contractor. In their kleptopia, corporations pay NO taxes, making them as competetive as they can be. And privately contracted Citizen workers pay all the taxes, and everybody pays the same dollar amount.
They want and expect full protections for their overseas investments, roads to be maintained to each and every hone, including the Condo in Miami, their bungalow in the Hamptons, and their townhouse out in Santa Barbara. Oh and fire and police protections for their businesses
But unbelievably as it sounds, they think it should only cost them the exact same dollar amount, and not one dollar more, than the homeless/jobless person, who gets no public services. That is, except police harassment, or a short stay in the ER if they get pneumonia from their depraved circumstances. And those folks with literally nothing to lose should be made to pay up their fair shares too dammit! “Damned freeloaders!” This is what they truly believe!
How do we prevent future Trumps? Robert, who helped us get where we are now, during his stint with the Clintons, has some good ideas. However, they most certainly do not align with the Repuglican dystopia! Thus it’ll have to be fought out in the streets, if it can’t be fixed politically. War without blood is called politics, but rest assured it means war to them. Publicly funded elections only. That’s what we need.
Everyone must fight at the local level and grow what we need or accept that soon everyone will be Independent Contractors with no home or goods or food you can afford, nor will you be able to negotiate a living wage since your labor has been reduced to the least common denominator, and you have no individual bargaining power. Now how affordable do those “union dues” look?