For the last four years, Donald Trump has had nearly everything he wanted. The former businessman has immeasurable power. He had immunity from all his looming court cases. And he could play golf whenever he wanted to on the people’s dime.
"Corporations are swimming in money. Stocks are up 18% this year. They're at record highs. ... We are financing through the deficit a tax cut to the one sector of society that absolutely didn't need it."
A business leader enraged by House Republicans letting the Ex-Im bank charter expire for the first time in 81 years said, "They really don't have a clue what they're doing or the damage they're going to inflict on small businesses in America by closing the Ex-Im bank."
Some Republicans are beginning to express little hope that the President will go along with the scam and may eschew raising taxes on the poor, for now, and instead set their sights on slashing corporate taxes.
In the end, it isn't the 1 percent who are leaving the United States, but their money.
Detroit faces austerity, vulture capitalists, and privatization as right wing ideologues pounce. Of course, no good will come of it.
You may think of it as checking out but the retailer thinks of it as the data grab. That visit to a store's website? Yep, another data grab.
Toys R Us are headed for bankruptcy and dissolution that will earn Bain Capital Partners outrageous profits as they harvest another company under their supervision.
Progressivism, like conservatism, is about regulating our lives. But I'm a liberal; I'm all about liberty, so leave my choices alone