Among the Many Horrors

The Trump administration has brought so many horrors upon us, we tend to lose track of them. Among the most lamentable is the accelerating transition of our democracy into a plutocracy. Greed and indifference to the less advantaged drive policy. No one is more aware of this and more disgusted by it than former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. In a Facebook posting yesterday, he noted that the Federal minimum wage has remained unchanged from what it was in 2009 –– $7.25 per hour –– while the aggregate wealth of the 400 richest Americans has increased from 1.27 trillion dollars to 3.2 trillion dollars.  Reich has written elsewhere of socialism for the rich. That’s what we have. It’s built into the tax code.