George Pataki is causing me to to have intense stomach agita.
The former Republican New York Governor is pimping on TV news shows for the continuation of the "temporary" nine year tax cuts for the ultra rich. He argues they should not be "punished for their hard work and success" and says the ultra rich stimulate the economy and create jobs.
Hogwash. Pure hogwash and my stomach rebels because so many Americans believe this nonsense.
America's top one percent already own more than the bottom 90 percent and they didn't get all that money from hard work. Many got it through large corporate and personal contributions to politicians who then pushed for tax funded corporate subsidies, no strings attached bailouts in the trillions, government contracts, and Fed Reserve loans to banks at less than one percent interest.
They got it the old fashioned way. They stole it from the American public with the help of cooperating politicians.
There is no evidence that priming the pump for the top one percent helps the economy in any way. In fact, there is a strong case that the opposite is true as money that should be going to support America's human infrastructure is instead siphoned off for the benefit of a minutely small part of the population
Still, you have to hand it to Pataki and the other Republican apologists. They take a lie, repeat it over and over, and the public believes without ever asking for proof.