Can’t say it any better … I do hope that they “wake up”!
‘This means that some of the biggest victims of Drumpf’s obsession with cutting “welfare” will be the very people who put him in office. Did they know what they were voting for?
No, this is about petty cruelty turned into a principle of government. It’s about privileged people who look at the less fortunate and don’t think, “There but for the grace of God go I”; they just see a bunch of losers. They don’t want to help the less fortunate; in fact, they get angry at the very idea of public aid that makes those losers a bit less miserable.’
It’s not only Drumpf … it’s all the other complicit, greedy, unprincipled ‘people in Congress’!!
Paul Krugman is an economist who has taught Economics at MIT, Yale, and the London School of Economics. In 2008, he won a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. This man obviously knows of what he speaks. He is also a columnist for the New York Times. His column today, titled Let Them Eat Trump Steaks, is about the current administration’s efforts to rob low income people of any and all benefits. His words grabbed me and I felt it was something worth sharing.
In general, Donald Trump is notoriously uninterested in policy details. It has long been obvious, for example, that he never bothered to find out what his one major legislative victory, the 2017 tax cut, actually did. Similarly, it’s pretty clear that he had no idea what was actually in the Iran agreement he just repudiated.
In each case, it was about ego rather than…
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