Singularly Depressing Headline of the Day

Headline: “Many GOP billionaires balked at Jan 6. They’re coming back to Trump.” These billionaires balked at Jan. 6 because it didn’t feel right to endorse someone who fomented a violent insurrection and tried to overthrow the government of the United States. As time passed, however, these billionaires realized that their thinking had been clouded by the passion of the moment. Upon mature reflection, they realized that Trump didn’t do much when he was president, which isn’t bad, because government is bad, and he did do something that was very good: he led his party in passing massive tax cuts and tax breaks for corporations and the rich and especially for the super rich. If he regained power in 2024, one could be confident that he would work to cut taxes and fashion tax breaks for for corporations and the rich and especially for the super rich even more. Upholding democratic institutions and saving democracy are paltry considerations compared to that.