We’ve given “trickle-down” about thirty years to prove itself, which is enough time to expose the whole thing as a fraud. Far from floating all boats, it’s worked in reverse. We’re more of a banana republic now, in terms of wealth distribution, than we’ve been in anyone’s memory.
Those politicians who so faithfully parrot the “trickle-down” line have been completely bought and paid for by the class they serve.
What’s more insidious is how so many of the have-nots on the other side of the fence have come to believe that their interests run parallel to those of the haves.
The reasons are apathy, laziness and an ignorance that allows people to presume that being a functioning part of an informed electorate is a pastime—like scrapbooking or tinkering on a car—that can be taken up or dropped at will. Civic duty is not a hobby. It’s a requirement for each of us, if we care about the welfare of our selves, our loved ones and our country.