Pull Down Their Trousers!!


First we need to get the ‘ Right ( meaning ‘ Left’ ) people in government. What needs be done is for the public to finally, in mass, understand that the Super Rich do damage to us all with their obscene wealth and influence. Obviously, the best recourse is to legislate laws to help lower the standard this phony ‘ Free Market’ created. My plan is both fair and necessary to save our economy from those predators who suck away our very breath. Ridiculous how struggling families can live a few miles away from some Fat Cat. No, let’s do my 50% Flat Surtax ( With Zero Deductions) that sends 50% of someone’s yearly income of over $ 2 million right to our treasury. I am sure all those hedge fund billionaires , corporate mega millionaires , the entire professional sports industry  ( players, coaches, owners and sports media celebrities) and of course Wall Street and Hollywood can survive on millions of dollars TAX FREE.  Think of how much money for our terribly insufficient ‘ Safety Net’ this revenue would support? Perhaps ‘ Medicare/Medicaid For All ( with dental included) to help to stop the bleeding so many poor and working stiffs have been struggling with forever.

If we find that our fraction of 1% of our fellow Americans start to really get pissed at losing those extra mega millions ( Some people are just never satisfied) then let’s take this one step further. When a family member got arrested for a non violent offence, they made he and all the other inmates wear those orange pants and tops. Honestly, it is so humiliating for the arrestee and his or her loved ones when visiting them to experience this. OK, once we get to pull some of the levers of government, I want to see the Super Rich made to wear a badge on their shirt or blouse, whenever in public, that says ‘ Super Rich Being Made to Share’ . If any of them gets annoyed at all of this, then perhaps they need to have their pants pulled down occasionally.

Philip A Farruggio is regular columnist on itstheempirestupid website. He is also frequently posted on Countercurrents, Dissident Voice and the Nation of Change Blogs. He is the son and grandson of Brooklyn NYC longshoremen and a graduate of Brooklyn College, class of 1974. Since the 2000 election debacle Philip has written over 500 columns on the Military Industrial Empire and other facets of life in an upside down America. He is also host of the ‘ It’s the Empire… Stupid ‘ radio show, co produced by Chuck Gregory. Philip can be reached at [email protected].

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