‘Of the people, by the people, for the people.’
A tax reform plan where 62% of the proposed tax cuts go to the wealthiest 1% of our ‘people’. But it will balance out ultimately because over a 10 year period the wealthiest 1% will save as much in taxes as the middle class will spend over what we’ve been spending in taxes. That should keep some funding for some services going so that’s for the people, right?
And now our people have voted to get rid of net neutrality so others of our ‘people’ can monopolize on their power to give our people who are willing and able to pay more, speedier access to their websites. So that will help some more of our people, right?
And then there’s the deep governmental desire on some of our peoples’ parts to take away affordable medical care for those who once could not afford it. Thus giving them the freedom to not be able to afford it again. But that will ease the burden of our people as well, for our pooled monies won’t have to help others who are less fortunate, so that helps our people.
And there’s the boundless amount of monies able to be spent by our people for our ‘people’ to be elected into governmental (and judicial!) offices of our people.
And we’re really lucky because some years back the Supreme Court decided corporations are people too! So logic tells us if A and B are equal we can substitute B for A. Hence, we are a nation…
‘Of the corporations, by the corporations, for the corporations.’
Thank you for laying our nation’s groundwork, President Lincoln. May we someday venture back toward what I believe was more in your heart when you first spoke your elegant words.