To the Editor:
The study of civics used to be required, but the average American citizen is so apathetic, he/she doesn’t care. Apathy thrives on ignorance.
What’s left of the middle class think they’re well off. But it’s an illusion. They are losing buying power.
In contrast, the fat-cat one percent aided by most Republicans and some Democrats are grabbing the wealth solely for itself, including the tax money that ought be spent on pot holes, and especially foreducation. The military sucks up anenormous share.
The stupidity of the fat cats in government is that they and corporate leaders don’t realize that to sell anything they need buyers. Statistically and historically trickle-down economics never worked and never works. The rich don’t need to buy much, except luxuries.
The poor need to spend all they have just to live and survive. And the lifestyle of middle Americans diminished and continues to diminish – every year since Reagan. So paying skimpy wages and cutting welfare programs for thepoorest is self-defeating and leads to depression. Not sharing the wealth leads to an economy grinding to a halt.
All the Trump administration does is lie, contradict itself,and brag about itself, its own negativity - the government programs it’s dismantling and destroying - the whole of Obama’s accomplishments - environmentally, socially, domestically and internationally.
What positive program has Trump accomplished? How are the workers and middle class better off?
Marion J. Reis