Remember this: Warren begged Congress to correct this inequality – but as usual nothing was done:
My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.
The problem is – Congress always shoots enough holes in any bill for the loop holes to always there. Just like the immigration bills with all of the loop holes where a woman can enter the U.S. pregnant, have the baby, and exit with an American citizen. As we know the bulk of the politicians are lawyers and know better; but, that is how they get rich.
The shift in worldview, not just in the United States but globally, was reflected in an unusually sharp speech delivered by Dutch author and historian Rutger Bregman at the recent Davos economic conference.
“Almost no one raises the real issue of tax avoidance and of the rich just not paying their fair share. It feels like I’m at a firefighters’ conference, and no one is allowed to speak about water,” he said, as the room grew palpably uncomfortable.
Dismissing the notion of inviting celebrities who talk soothingly of economic justice, he added: “Come on, we’ve got to be talking about taxes. That’s it. Taxes, taxes, taxes — all the rest is bull—-, in my opinion.”
He said in an interview that he was thinking of some of the latest policies from politicians and that a shift is underway in how policymakers talk about taxes.
A video of the talk, posted by the site NowThis News, went viral and has been viewed more than 6 million times.
“Ten years ago, it would have been unimaginable to go viral with a speech about taxes, taxes, taxes — but here we are,” Bregman said. “My main takeaway is that the window of possibility is shifting. Things are being discussed right now that were unimaginable not that long ago.”