"We are a Capitalist Society. I've been on food stamps and welfare, anyone help me? No," - Craig T. NelsonThose paragons of immorality, the poors have really gotten their comeuppance today from Donald Trump! On The Today Show, Trump proved once and for all why poor people are poor, they didn't have the good sense and business accumen to be born to rich parents,
"My whole life, really, has been a no. And I fought through it. It's not been easy for me. It has not been easy for me... My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars."As with Mister Forunate Son Mitt Romney and his 47% Speech, Jeb???Bush and his petulant blah blah blah Daddy said I get to be President whining, or the blood-sucking tentacles of Koch Industries, Donald Trump's comments show that Capitalism is just the rebranding of Feudalism.
While Republicans are frightened and pouty about Donald Trump's continued lead, Trump is the Vox of the Monstrous Conservative Id, which they themselves released. Whether he believes what he says doesn't matter anymore. He's tapping into the Right-Wing Populist Rage of the white male, stoked for decades by Republican Politicians and Conservatives.
We are a full generation into the Ronald Reagan-fronted Vulture Capitalist destruction of the American Dream and elimination of the Middle Class. Once Republicans *and Pro-Business Democrats*, at the behest of their Plutocratic Masters, destroyed the manufacturing base, transformed the Nation into a service-based economy, and eliminated laws and regulations on the Financial Industry they made the bottom quarter of Americans into extraneous persons about whom they care not.
Reagan's marching orders from his rich handlers was to lower the Standard of Living for Americans. Because the Rich Neo-Feudalist Vulture Capitalists don't like a thriving Middle Class. The Middle Class which sees a stable long-term job, and retirement benefits for themselves and a rising future for their children is too unpredictable. They vote for and support evil things like Social Security, Medicare, Paid Family Leave, Sick Time and so forth.
But, a beaten down working class, keeps their voices low and their necks bent when one of the Koch Brothers walks by as to not displease the Titan of Industry.