The Senate has voted to give itself the biggest tax break in years. Yes, that’s right, while the rest of us will be paying more in taxes, the richest people get to pay less. Not only that, they also voted for some pretty terrible things. Don’t believe me? If you’re on Medicare, your cancer treatment will no longer be paid for. Since there is the excessively high cost of medicine in the U.S., and people simply cannot pay for it on their own, now if you’re on Medicare and you get cancer, the “family values” people are basically telling you to “just die already”. People are going to lose their health care, since the help in paying for it is gone, also. And, the price of health insurance is, of course, going to go up.
During the Reagan Administration, we were all introduced to this mythical idea that once the richest corporations got a tax break, they would “trickle down” their profits to the rest of us – you know, the lower echelons of society – the “workers”, if you will. This “trickle down” would be accomplished with higher wages and a much better standard of living for most of society. Has this worked? Did it ever work? Well, wages have been either stagnant, or have actually gone down ever since. Now, at the same time, have prices been either stagnant, or gone down? Oh, please, don’t be silly. Of course not! Now, those of us “workers” just get to work more jobs. Remember, President Bush thought it was “fantastic” to work three jobs. Of course, he himself never had to, but hey, isn’t it just great for you to need to!
I will be waiting with bated breath to see just how the corporations and top 1% of the country will “trickle down” their tax breaks to us this time. Unfortunately though, I fear that I won’t live that long to do so. After all, if I get sick (or if you do), neither one of us will be able to get health insurance, nor will we be able to afford medical care. Oh well…there are a lot of us out here who will have to die before the rich will be affected. And, after all, isn’t it all really just about them after all? We’re just the supporting cast members.