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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

And Oh By The Way...

The GOP have come out with their latest efforts to appeal to anxious white working class voters. Not only does it blow a $7.8 billion hole in the treasury, but it funnels the overwhelming bulk of the tax cuts to the top 0.1%.

Yglesias is right.  The whole debate about whether to use economic populism to appeal to WWC voters at the expense of college educated suburbanites is a false choice.  Trump was able to sell himself as a champion of the common man, because he shared some of their resentments.  But he's still richer than you are.  And these policies would basically cement the idea of the GOP being in the thrall of the 1%.

You run on class warfare.  The 99% against the 1%, and even some of the 1% will be on your side.

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