But not to worry! It’ll Trickle Down any time now!
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” ~ John Steinbeck
3. Greater inequality coincides with higher levels of crime, teen pregnancy, mental health issues, drug abuse, health problems, obesity & incarceration, along with lower standards of education, social mobility, life expectancy, community relations and feelings of safety.
“This is a direct result of too much money in politics. Our laws are written to benefit large corporations, not the people. Now even the Supreme Court is pro big business. Until we get some meaningful campaign finance reform, things will continue to get worse.”
“I would add one more insidious problem: safe districts. The art and science of redistricting is now too sophisticated. It’s to the point where several states have majorities of their populations voting one way but the opposite political party in power. We need to have an algorithmic method of creating districts that is the same for everyone. It’s safe districts that allow nutjobs to do their thing, because they know there’s no chance in hell they’ll lose come next election, except potentially in the primary to someone from their own party who is even more extreme.