Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee approved a tax plan that the House earlier in the day passed. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown stated things which included the following during the Senate Finance Committee meeting per what this author could scribe from listening: “…just tonight, before we go home, acknowledge, well, this tax cut isn’t really for the middle class, it’s for the rich. And that whole thing about higher wages, it’s a good selling point, but we know companies don’t just give away higher wages. They don’t just give away higher wages just because they have more money. Corporations are sitting on a lot of money now, they are sitting on a lot of profits now, I don’t see wages going up. So just spare us spare us spare us the bank shots spare us the sarcasm and the satire…” He went on to say after the Chairman took exception: “Well, Mr. Chairman, with all due respect, I get sick and tired of the richest people in this country getting richer and richer and richer ….how many times do we do this before we learn this?”
How many times will progressive thinking policy leaders such as Senator Brown call it well against Wall Street and Big Banking interests, for example, in their various committees after publicly supporting and endorsing candidates such as Hillary Clinton (instead of other possible choices like Bernie Sanders) who are basically operationally aligned with Wall Street and Big Banking? The so called “rich” lobby Senators and other leaders often and essentially get the Senators and other elected leaders they want elected. To hedge their bets they may donate to candidates who will eventually oppose each other. Senator Brown apparently acknowledged the tax plan as a tax plan for a select few. But he likely only needed to because he and others supported what appeared to be the democratic hedge your bet candidate of the rich in 2016. Of course, perhaps he is still in the Senate because he has essentially supported enough hedge your bet candidates of the rich.
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