WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty, or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.
"All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in their constitution or confederation, not from a want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."
~ John Adams, Letter to Thomas Jefferson (23 August 1787)
~~ The Works of John Adams
5 years of 44's idiocy, where he thinks raising taxes and cutting taxes are the same thing; corporate taxes rise, costs of commodities (stuff) matches suit (increase), annual low but amalgamated monetary inflation kills the currency, no free enterprise, this will get revolutionary in the bloody sense of the word, don't say I did not warn you, now or ever.
Do you need an analogy?
In the frontier west of the American expansion with population and industrialization ever increasing, the accelerated use of postal services arose. Large companies like "Federal Express" and "Wells Fargo" among others and including small delivery services between neighboring towns. Where there is opportunity, there will be criminals eventually, and there were, the stage coach as we've come to know it was originally the title of ye olde mailtruck. It would carry people or parcel for a price and these were on occasion robbed by thieves who ranged from interests in simply reading strange mail for researching larger crimes and targets, to general pillaging and plundering anything, even selling the luggage, this eventually escalated to train robberies to take the gold used to pay railroad builders/workers safe's full of money to pay large payrolls in the rapidly expanding western territories. You've seen the movies where the men on horses rob a train, it was for more than a few wedding rings.
Not to justify them, but it is, in a way, human nature. You walk by a tree bearing fruit and you eat a few, some people are farmers, society unfurls, etc. To the criminals, they were merely taking advantage of opportunity, the spoils of their plunders were 'ripe for the taking'. Believe it or not, you've just read my analogy for a government run by idiots and bad genetics. The thieves robbed the mailman and sell what they steal, communist countries take what you earn and sell it to who they stole it from, it's called a proverbial 10lbs of shit in a 5lb bag, but they stole the bag, there's no fertilizer, and they're taxing you again. The common fascist government takes what is not its, but it's not for anything productive, only for fair-weather pride, a totalitarian regime that doesn't realize there is no consumer to float the cost for the consumer and are already painted in the corner by taxation. These horrible governments of protected caste systems (whom ironically preach toward the end of classes) see the people as the tree and don't realize they've stripped it to death -- and don't realize they're pissing on it. When given the choice of enemies being dumb or mean, never discount the possibility that it's both. I know you liberals don't believe me, yet the truth is, over time you've gone from only knowing economics, to knowing anything but. 44 wouldn't know a good idea if it didn't bite him.
"Liberalism is the transformation of mankind into cattle."
~~ Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer