There is a time when the Democrats were the particular party of working Americans. They will seemed to understand and fight for the particular interests of the working class and individuals living in poverty. Republicans, by contrast, fought for decades with the perception that they had been “ for the rich. ”
Properly, how things have turned around. Simply look at the latest economic pronouncements associated with leading establishment Democrats.
Here in my house state of California, in response to Leader Trump signing the GOP taxes reform bill into law, condition Senate Democratic leader Kevin sobre Leon has taken up a new result in: fighting for the right of the wealthiest Californians to evade their fees.
It’ s almost unbelievable – yet true. De Leon (who can also be the leading challenger to Sen. Dianne Feinstein in her primary fight as she seeks re-election this particular year) has proposed setting up a brand new so-called charity that would enable the particular Silicon Valley and Hollywood top notch to claw back their deficits from the Trump administration’ s brand new tax reform law.
If you’ lso are a member of a working family striving to make ends meet (as pretty much 1 / 2 of American families are after the financial disaster of the Bush and Obama years), then $1, 000 the real difference.
That will tax reform law, let’ t remind ourselves, actually means that a few of the richest people in the richest areas of America will pay more in fees, thanks to drastic cuts in reductions for state and local fees they pay.
To fight off President Trump’ s vicious attack on their wealthy friends (read: donors), California Democrats want to set up a “ Ca Excellence Fund. ” Donations towards the fund would be matched dollar-for-dollar simply by tax credits, which can then end up being subtracted from tax bills because “ charity. ” It’ s i9000 a classic liberal version of charitable organisation, mind you: all the money would move straight into the coffers of the condition government’ s general fund.
Who would take advantage of this bit of creative accounting? Californians earning over $1 million a year, generally.
“ ‘ Kevin de Leon: the final best hope for California millionaires. ” Not sure he wants that since the bumper sticker for his marketing campaign against Feinstein, but as they say: whenever someone tells you who they are, believe all of them.
One more prominent California Democrat also uncovered her true colors this past 7 days over taxes: our old buddy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. She dismissed $1, 000 employee bonuses given in response to the GOP tax cuts as “ crumbs. ”
Well yes, that’ s what $1, 000 may mean for you if you’ re married to some wealthy real estate tycoon and reside in splendor in San Francisco. But if you’ re a member of a working family members struggling to make ends meet (as virtually half of American families are after the particular economic disaster of the Bush plus Obama years), then $1, 1000 makes a real difference.
You can see the new remaining elitism in their attitude to migration too. Their total rejection associated with any effort to clamp down on the particular out-of-control low-wage immigration that causes harm to American workers shows that establishment Democrats’ sympathies now lie with huge business, not working people.
That’ s incorrect of the Democrats’ populist wing, obviously. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont quite rightly points out that it’ s corporate America that desires mass immigration.
In a 2105 interview Sanders said: “ Bring in all sorts of people, work for $2 or $3 an hour, that would be great for them. We don’t believe in that. I think we have to increase wages in this country, I think we need to do everything we can to create countless jobs. You know what youth unemployment is within the United States of America today? When you are a white high school graduate, it might be 33 percent, Hispanic 36 %, African American 51 percent. You think we should open up the borders and bring in plenty of low-wage workers, or do you think probably we should try to get jobs for all those kids? ”
That’ s Donald Trump’ s position too: and deservingly so. But establishment Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi and Kevin sobre Leon and all the rest who are hectic attacking the president’ s pro-worker economic agenda have totally dropped touch with the needs and dreams of working Americans. They demean and dismiss them, preferring the organization – and the interests – of the wealthy friends and donors.
That’ ersus today’ s elitist Democrats: they’ ve become the party of the wealthy, sneering at the poor.
Author’s notice: We’ ll be debating all of this on Sunday night on “ The Next Revolution” at 9 g. m. EST on FNC. Wish you can join us!