Stop Giving Money to Rich People

Kathy Copeland Padden
4 min readSep 12, 2018
“Art” by Kathy Copeland Padden

The Marmalade moron recently announced a pay-freeze for all federal workers after giving the oligarchs another 1.5 BILLION in undeserved tax breaks.

And aside from Senator Sanders, you barely heard a peep about.

Just a bunch of trumped up (It works on two levels here, but I use “trump” interchangeably with the eff word. I know, that’s pretty trumping trumped. But fun!) claims that the jobless rate is something to cheer and yay for the almighty Stock Market.

OK, I’m no economist, but I do pay attention and possess a bit of common sense.

And here’s the thing: just scratch the surface, and it’s disgustingly obvious that only the richest among us are enjoying any sort of economic renaissance.

For some unfathomable reason, most people equate rich with hardworking. Photo by Quora.cpm

It’s easy to pile up the millions when you legally pay your workers starvation wages and rely on those who actually DO pay taxes (big corporations rarely pay taxes, go figure) to foot the bill for the government assistance your employees need just to survive.

And in case you weren’t aware, most of the people receiving assistance are not lobster and steak-eating (on YOUR dime!) minority single moms, as the GOP would like you to believe.

These are people working two or three jobs and can still barely make the rent.

“But unemployment rates are down!”

Maybe on paper, but not in reality.

The working poor killing themselves to earn diddle-squat is the reason for the highly deceptive job numbers. They are counting the jobs themselves, not the workers wearing two or three hats.

There’s also the fact that many people, devoid of hope, have simply given up on finding suitable employment and/or their unemployment insurance has run out. Then the Boys in Washington spin that as lower unemployment rates when nothing could be further from the truth. Those that have thrown in the towel and given up from despair aren't even on the radar here.

Kathy Copeland Padden

is a music fanatic, classic film aficionado, and history buff surfing the End Times wave like a boss. Come along!