Populations that are privileged gain wealth in the aftermath of natural disasters, exacerbating already wide economic inequities. Not only that, how the government delivers aid is partly to blame.
In order to enforce this illogical, immoral system, the corrupt rulers—most of the time—don’t need guns and tear gas to keep the exploitation mechanisms humming along. All they need are some good, solid bullshit myths for us all to buy into, hook, line and sinker.
This budget would widen inequality, worsen poverty and hardship, and further divide the country. With it, the President essentially calls on us to ignore what Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature” — and instead to enter a new Gilded Age.
Decades of neglect, inequality, and disenfranchisement mean that all Houstonians, but especially the poorest and most vulnerable, have been left utterly undefended.
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich described the Trump budget proposal as being "cruel and deviant". Political economist Jack Rasmus explains why.
Trump will persist with the claim that he is working on a populist plan. In actuality, he is cooking up a fiscally irresponsible gift to plutocrats
Trump doesn’t want an effective military, he wants a big, expensive, ostentatious one that he can march down Pennsylvania Avenue like a Soviet May Day parade.