Having America in political chaos serves both domestic and foreign special interests.

Take individual tax codes as an example. Special interests had (or still have) us at each others throats over Trump’s individual tax plan…..and for what? The difference in marginal interest rates were cuts 4.6% at the top end, and an average of 3% cuts in the mid range.

I have a news flash here: A difference of 4.6% and 3% does not make the old plan “progressive” or “liberal” and Trump’s plan “conservative”. IT’S AN EFFING DROP IN THE BUCKET in the big scheme of things. A “liberal” plan would be rates 10%-15% higher across the board with increases in exising social welfare programs. A progressive plan would be DOUBLE or even TRIPLE the tax rates to the middle class, in return getting health care, free college, etc etc etc.

But, the media and the professional pundits SPIN this BS to make us believe that Obama’s 39.6%/15% rates on the rich and middle class are “liberal”, and Trump’s 35%/12% are “conservative”, and put us at each others throats because of this pissant difference. If we had any brains, we would have looked at Trump’s individual tax cut package and all said “Yea…whatever. Let’s keep our eyes on the ball, here.”

It’s total BS, and the media eats it up and spits it back at us until it makes the average (unenlightened) person crazy with hatred and fear.

It’s fracking crazy, I tell you. And Google/Facebook/Twitter can only make it worse.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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