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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:45 PM

Legal scholar: There will never be enough consequences for what Trump has done to the country

Written by Chauncey DeVega and Salon April 06, 2021

In the United States, there is one set of rules for rich people (especially if they are also white) and another set for everyone else. That unjust and anti-democratic system is reflected across American society. The country's wealth and income inequality is so extreme (especially the race-wealth gap) that it more closely resembles that of a Third World autocracy than one of the world's richest countries and a "leading democracy."

There is the "legal" theft. The county's laws are literally written by the rich and the powerful. In turn, those laws represent their interests and goals over and above those of the average American. Political scientists have actually shown that America's elected officials on the national level are largely not responsive to the demands and needs of ordinary people.

The tax code is one such example of how the rich and powerful have created a system that rewards their class with subsidies, tax breaks, write-offs and other benefits to such a grotesque extreme that some of the country's richest individuals, families, and corporations pay no taxes at all and in many cases actually receive "refunds" from the American people. "Job creators" and "too big to fail" are convenient shorthand to describe rent-seeking behavior and the ways many of the country's plutocrats and other members of the elite classes are economic and social parasites.

https://www.alternet.org/2021/04/trump-legal-consequences/

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Reply Legal scholar: There will never be enough consequences for what Trump has done to the country (Original post)
turbinetree Monday OP
2naSalit Monday #1
onecaliberal Monday #2
dalton99a Monday #3
Cha Monday #4
SWBTATTReg Monday #5
SergeStorms Monday #8
Johonny Monday #6
LetMyPeopleVote Monday #7
colsohlibgal Tuesday #9

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:46 PM

1. That is the absolute truth.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:02 PM

2. K&R

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:03 PM

3. Kick

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:10 PM

4. That's the way I feel

about it.. unless he & his mob are all burning in the 6665h Circle of HELL!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:24 PM

5. This is why I believe all of these tax breaks, all of them, be over and done with. Haven't they

already rec'd far more than enough? Isn't it our time for such tax breaks, subsidies, write-offs and other benefits? Let them (the so called rich and powerful) pay for it too, an delicious and ironic tact...to make them pay for it, since we've been paying for these give mes for the longest time in our Country's history.

And, where are the churches in this Country, who are supposed to defend the meek, support the poor, etc.? It's funny that one doesn't hear one word, nothing from these people in particular. Pathetic.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:51 PM

8. Oh, but they're the job creators.



Just kidding everyone. Just kidding.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:34 PM

6. So far there's been none :(

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:52 PM

7. Lock him up for the rest of his pathetic life

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:40 AM

9. Not Just Trump

All his enablers too especially Right Wing talk and others who led us to those four years.

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