Lazy Saturday. Lenny on my leg. Reading “Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich” by Robert Frank published in 2007.
The Bush tax cuts pushed a whole lot of money to the very rich, as did a lot of speculation. A year later came the Wall Street bailout. I often wonder and hope the era of greed is ending. A race for a 500 foot yacht when there are Americans without shoes is obscene.
I also hope Bernie Sanders wins the race. The process of lobbying and power is completely over the top today. The Citizen’s United decision showed a bankrupt Supreme Court. John Scalia has been part of the court for 30 years now. I just wonder if we should start over.
Both parties are filled with corporate politicians. The amount of money that goes into elections is insane. And we have a presidential primary season that seems to never end.
Things need to get better. They have to get better and Lenny on my leg is awesome.