Issues Under Fire: Blue Monday & Tax Cuts for the Big Rich
Sadly, we’re experiencing an early Blue Monday. Normally, a Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year, occurs on the third Monday in January. Presumably, when people wake up and realize they’ve spent beyond their means over the holiday season, reality sets in when the credit card bills start rolling in. But in our case, after the GOP led Senate passed tax cuts for the Big Rich, while leaving the little guys and gals nothing but crumbs to survive on, there was hardly anything left to cheer about. For if Congress is able to place its final tax cut bill in front of 45 to sign into law, it could sound the death knell for the future of average Americans. Yeah, if you think life sucked for the shrinking middle class, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Think about it – the only thing average Americans have to look forward to down the road is stagnate wages, higher taxes, unaffordable healthcare and major cuts in social services and programs designed to sustain the poor, the elderly and children. And this is no exaggeration. “We the People” have been raped by the Big Rich and they’re laughing all the way to the bank. One can only imagine the holiday parties the upper-class will enjoy at our expense this year and for years to come, because “We the People” will be on the outside looking in. Or to state the situation more accurately, we’ll all be on the ground floor wondering what life is like in the penthouses high in the sky. Still, there will be some winners among the lower-classes.
There will always be wars to fight. War is a lucrative business. War need soldiers. That’s where the poor will find their best opportunities. Additionally, the Big Rich will need to hire more law enforcement to protect the status quo. The Big Rich ain’t exactly stupid. The 1% is well aware that many languishing on the lower rungs of the economic ladder will be resentful, angry and might want to retaliate against those they feel stole their futures. Police will be paid above average salaries to keep those people in line, in check or in prison. And then, there’s the media. These are the highly paid corporate media professionals who’ll be responsible for keeping the false narrative alive that the American dream is still achievable, when nothing could be further from the truth.
For those who may feel we’ve painted a bleak picture of your future, it’s only because we’ve seen it. If you consider how many jobs Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Automation and other technological innovations will replace within the next ten to twenty years, you’ll quickly understand how useless and irrelevant we’ll become. Those who work in factories or drive cabs, buses, trucks and trains should see their obsolescence staring them in the face. Perhaps that’s why so many Americans are drinking more, doing drugs and giving up. They see what’s coming, but have no way to stop it or even slow it down.
Bottom line: Whether it’s protesting, demonstrating, occupying Wall Street or even voting for different leadership, the likelihood of changing the trajectory of this economic slide to the bottom for the middle-class and the poor is a done deal. Living the lowlife will be the norm. And the only thing that makes this situation so much more hurtful is the fact that, we only have ourselves to blame because the writing has been on the wall for decades. Podcast below.