Headline April 25, 2018/ ''' !CAPITALISM? -YOUTHS- CAPITALISM! '''



*G.O.P IT NOW* seems is coming for basic benefits. No wonder, the young people hate capitalism.

DURING THE SENATE DEBATE, Senator Orrin Hatch then went on to say, ''I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and -

Trillions of dollars to help people who won't help themselves, won't lift a finger and expect the federal government to do everything.''

So who, exactly, was he talking about, and which programs are consuming these billions and billions and trillions?

Was he talking about food stamps, most of whose beneficiaries are children, elderly or disabled? {And many of the rest are working hard, just not earning enough to get by}.

Was he talking about Medicaid, which again mainly benefits children, the elderly and the disabled, plus people who work hard but whose jobs don't provide health benefits.

We can go down the list. The simple fact is that big spending on people ''who won't lift a finger'' doesn't actually happen in America - only in Hatch's meanspirited imagination.

Now, to be fair , there are some people in America who gets lot of money they didn't lift a finger to earn - namely inheritors of large estates.

Strange to say, however, Republican legislation would give these people much more - indeed, billions and billions of dollars - without requiring any additional effort on their part.

And this,.... all of the above, from nobody other and less than Professor, Economist Paul Krugman.

How to explain this smash-and-grab legislative looting, which violates all principles of economic prudence?

Part of it is simple greed, but there's also an ideology at work, one that sees the rich as more productive and deserving than others.

Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, spelled it out on her Instagram feed in August, responding to an Oregon mother who had the audacity to criticize Linton's use of a government plane:

''lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self-sacrifice to your country?''

Least you think that's just the sputtering of a modern Marie Antoinnette with poor grammar, consider what Senator Chuck Grassley, Republican of Iowa, told the The Des Moines Register-

About the need to repeal the estate tax- which falls only on heirs of multimillionaires and billionaires.

''I think not having estate tax recognizes the people are investing, as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it's on booze or women or movies,'' he said.

By this logic, Linton, or Trump's children, are more socially useful than anyone irresponsible enough to live paycheck to paycheck.

Not to be outdone, the next day, Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican o Utah. argued that Congress still hasn't reauthorized the Children's Health insurance Program, which he helped create and still claims to support, because ''we don't have money anymore.''

He went on to rant against the poor :

''I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won't help themselves - won't lift a finger- and expect the federal government to do everything.''

It wasn't unclear whether he was talking about the nearly nine million children covered through CHIP or their parents.

After the fall of Communism, capitalism came to seem like the modern world's natural state, like the absence of ideology rather than an ideology itself.

The Trump era is radicalizing because it makes the rotten morality behind our inequalities so manifest.

It's not just the occult magic of the market that's enriching Ivanka Trump's children while health insurance premiums soar and public school budgets wither.

It's the raw exercise of power by a tiny accountable minority that believes in its own superiority.

You don't have to abolish capitalism to understand why the prospect is tempting to a generation that's being robbed.

OH, oh and, and they'll euphemisms to describe what they're doing, talking solemnly about the need for ''entitlement reform'' as an act of fiscal responsibility - while their huge-

Budget busting tax cut for for the rich gets shoved down the memory hole. But whatever words they use to to cloak the reality of the situation, Republicans have given their donors what they wanted-

*And now - they're coming for your benefits*.

With respectful dedication to the Leaders, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all on !WOW! - the World Students Society and Twitter -!E-WOW! - the Ecosystem 2011:

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