The Republican model for America

It’s Pakistan:

[…] in Pakistan, the lack of a workable tax system feeds something more menacing: a festering inequality in Pakistani society, where the wealth of its most powerful members is never redistributed or put to use for public good.

[…] Much of the tax avoidance, especially by the wealthy, is legal. Under a 1990s law that has become one of the main tools to legalize undocumented — or illegally obtained — money made in Pakistan, authorities here are not allowed to question money transferred from abroad. Businessmen and politicians channel billions of rupees through Dubai back to Pakistan, no questions asked.

That’s the paradise we can expect in the United States when Republicans are finished giving tax cuts to the rich and slashing essential public welfare services like Social Security. Hell, the situation here is already pretty bad. But what else do you expect when the rich get to write all the rules so they keep all the money even when they f*ck up?

2 Comments

  1. What else do you expect when you have a “democratic” system where the politicians rely on wealthy corporate and individual donors to pay for their election campaigns? They are effectively bought and paid for BEFORE they ever take office! Sooner or later power goes inevitably to the highest bidder, which by definition must be the rich!

  2. It is always that lame theory of supply side economics….the GOP has had NO new ideas since its invention (post to follow)