As The Rich Get Tax Cuts, More Americans Fall Into Extreme Poverty

As The Rich Get Tax Cuts, More Americans Fall Into Extreme Poverty


Recently, the Republican Party and Republican
President Donald Trump decided to pass and sign into law legislation that was going to
cut the taxes for the top 1% in this country. Now there are paltry tax cuts for some of
the Americans in the bottom 99 percentile. Those at the very bottom are actually going
to see their rates increase and the tax cuts for the remaining 99% are only going to last
about a year or two, while the tax cuts for the wealthy and for corporations, those are
permanent. They get those forever until Democrats take
over and pass legislation to take those away. Here’s the thing. At the same time that Republicans were working
overtime, working all through the night, working harder than they have literally ever worked
in their entire lives to give all of this money to the wealthy elite, at the same time
this was happening, a UN report came out detailing just how bad poverty in the United States
is becoming. Currently, 40 million Americans, more than
10% of our entire population, live in what’s known as extreme poverty. The majority of those people are living on
less than $2 per day per person, things that we typically see in countries that have sweatshops,
in countries that are undeveloped, less than $2 per day per person, and yet here we have
millions of Americans who have less than $2 every single day. 25%, one quarter of the children in this country,
according to this UN report, live in extreme poverty. They don’t have access to basic things like
sanitation, medical care. Some of them do not even have access to electricity
at this point because of the poverty gap. Yet, while all this is taking place, while
millions of Americans and millions more are headed in that direction as well, continue
to suffer, the priority of the Republican Party was to cut taxes for the wealthy elite
because those are the people who write them their checks to run for reelection. The people who have less than $2 a day, they’re
not giving money over to Republicans, but by an overwhelming margin, they’re sure as
hell the ones who vote for them. Some of these people, not all of them, but
some of them are voting against their own lives at this point. The Republicans do not care, nor will they
ever do a single thing to fix the wealth gap in the United States that has been getting
steadily worse since 1981. We’re at a point here in the United States,
where if we do not address this issue of runaway inequality within the coming years, and I
mean like the next three to four years if we haven’t come up with a plan, it could be
too late. Things might get too bad for too many people
that there’s no way, there’s no amount of money we could spend as a country that could
bring everyone back, not to mention the fact that this same UN report showed us that many
areas in the state of Alabama are actually third world country conditions. We have the highest poverty rate among children
in the entire industrialized world. This country is failing in that regard. We have some of the worst conditions for human
beings than any other industrialized country. We’re not heading forward. We’re not making progress. We’re heading back in time. We’re starting to slip down to some of those
undeveloped country levels even though we’re supposed to be the wealthiest and most powerful
country in the world and yet while all this is taking place, not only do most Americans
turn a blind eye to it but we have a party that controls the judicial, the legislative
and the executive branches of government who refuse to acknowledge that this is happening,
and their only solution to every single problem they’ve ever been faced with is to cut taxes
for the wealthy. They better pray that this tax cut money is
somehow going to trickle down to some of these people living off $2 per day per person or
to the 25% of children in this country living in extreme poverty, because if it doesn’t,
we’re on the verge of something that could result in a full blown revolt. If more and more Americans slip into these
poverty levels, 40 million right now and millions more on the way, we’re going to be looking
at a scenario where only a few people, the top 1% have everything. The bottom 99% have absolutely nothing except
strength in numbers, and as we’ve seen from history, that’s probably not going to turn
out very well for the 1% so I suggest they do something about it now before things get
much, much worse for everybody.