The party of less government
So, I'm in a pretty good mood. My interview went well, and now a couple of our regions are vying to promote me. Life is pretty splendid.
And then I read this.
Let me get this straight: We have to give huge tax breaks to the rich because that will pump the economy through the magic hand of free market capitalism. But, coal and nuclear plants have to be saved by forcing electricity utilities to buy energy from them because they can't compete in the free market of capitalism. Am I getting this right?
Trump's obsession with "beautiful, clean coal" is redolent of a child on the spectrum who fixates on a totem to bring him a measure of peace and security. But Trump isn't a child. Despite our protestations, he, for the moment, holds the presidency. And he's decided to resuscitate dying industries to make it look like he's fulfilling campaign pledges to his followers.
I'm old enough to remember Republicans saying that health care delivery should be dictated by market forces. But now those same Republicans want to force private companies to purchase a product they don't want to purchase.
In aspects of the economy where people's well-being is impacted, they're to be thrown to the free market wolves. But in energy production, a cold, bony-fingered Stalinist hand is to be imposed. And, of course, the barons of those dying sectors of the energy industry are major contributors to the GOP.
Mark this as one more thing we'll have to fix once we curb-stomp these fascists.
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