Letters to the Editor

Trickle-down economics has never worked

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were both rich kids born to a life of privilege. Ryan entered politics right out of college and has never held a real job. He is incapable of identifying with ordinary working families.

It’s not surprising that Romney and Ryan believe the path to prosperity is for the “haves” to have more. They think we should throw ourselves on the mercy of Wall Street predators. “Trickle-down economics” has never worked, but it’s a fiction that suits their hidden agenda.

Make no mistake: Romney and Ryan work for those whose real goal is to consolidate wealth and power at the very top. Their dream is to replace democracy with a feudal system of government “of, by and for” the very rich.

The battle plan of the corporate right is to divide and conquer.  They’ll employ massive disinformation campaigns to set group against group. They’ll fool and inflame the mob with appeals to prejudice and misguided outrage. They’ll feed unreasoning anger and fear to drown out the voices of reason. They’ll bully and demonize anyone who suggests cooperation and working together.

The oil-rich Koch brothers and other tyrant billionaires have announced they will spend whatever it takes to buy the next election.  We can’t let them succeed, or our democracy is doomed.

Gene Bullock
Poulsbo

 

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