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In Second Gilded Age, Trump shows no sign of taking on rigged system


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Like FDR, Donald Trump has appealed to those in America who think the system is rigged against them. Unlike FDR, he has so far shown not the slightest inclination to do anything to make the system less rigged. To do that, Trump would have to make the tax system more progressive, reduce the power of corporate lobbying, resist pressure for stronger intellectual property rights and stop the wealthy from salting their money away in tax havens. None of this is on his agenda, which explains why America is a country where competition is thwarted, excess profits are rife and the tech entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley are the new robber barons.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/economics-blog/2017/nov/12/second-gilded-age-trump-no-sign-of-taking-on-rigged-system-concentrated-wealth-robber-barons-superrich

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Just now, Zaro said:

Trump is the product of a rigged system. Rigged in favor of the rich. If he were not born rich, he would have been in jail a few times

 

Yes, he certainly knows the system is rigged. He saw right through Hillary's pretense of not being in the same system.

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3 hours ago, untitled said:

Like FDR, Donald Trump has appealed to those in America who think the system is rigged against them. Unlike FDR, he has so far shown not the slightest inclination to do anything to make the system less rigged.  To do that, Trump would have to make the tax system more progressive, reduce the power of corporate lobbying, resist pressure for stronger intellectual property rights and stop the wealthy from salting their money away in tax havens.

 

The reality is that FDR got into office promising smaller government.  He campaigned in 1932 by attacking Hoover's spending.   According to http://www.mackinac.org/4026 , "During the campaign, Roosevelt blasted Hoover for spending and taxing too much, boosting the national debt, choking off trade, and putting millions on the dole. He accused the president of 'reckless and extravagant' spending, of thinking 'that we ought to center control of everything in Washington as rapidly as possible,' and of presiding over 'the greatest spending administration in peacetime in all of history.'"  The Democratic Party platform (http://left.wikia.com/wiki/Democratic_Party_Platform,_1932) even contained this statement: "We advocate an immediate and drastic reduction of governmental expenditures" and called for "the removal of government from all fields of private enterprise except where necessary to develop public works and natural resources in the common interest."  What a pack of lies by FDR and the Democratic Party.  FDR appealed to Americans using an outright LIE.  Trump, on the other hand, promised much the same things as FDR did, but unlike FDR seems to be carrying through with fulfilling most of his promises.   All he has to do is defeat the DemocRATS, the GOPe and the MSM to unrig the system they set up and are defending.    The system that is keeping people poor and enslaved to the government.

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