“advancing the interest of this very small number of people”

“. . . the marshaling of little guys to protect the big guys ‘happens all the time.’ Small business owners protest estate taxes they will never pay. Community banks protest regulations aimed at the large banks that are their biggest competitors. Minimum-wage workers are somehow framed as the targets for IRS enforcement proposals aimed at the ultra-rich.

‘Not only does it distort discussion of incredibly important policy, it ends up advancing the interest of this very small number of people and industries that have a chokehold on public policy in Washington.’”Quote by Dennis Kelleher of Better Markets included in a New York Times story by Jonathan Weisman printed in The Seattle Times, Dec. 11, 2021, under the headline “Family rift reflects challenge of taxing rich.”

One thought on ““advancing the interest of this very small number of people”

  1. Been that way for years, like a couple of hundred thousand. That group of rebels in 1775 understood that it would take education and vigilance. As Ben Franklin said when asked ‘What do we have, a republic or a monarchy?’ Franklin replied, ‘A republic, if you can keep it.’

    So true. All the more reason to be very leery of Trump and the assholes who claim to be Republicans today – Lincoln must be rolling in his grave.

    * troll

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