Thursday, September 14, 2006

Trickle Down Economics

Ronald Reagan introduced the theory of "Trickle Down Economics" in which government creates a climate favorable to big business and everybody wins because big business supports employees and subcontractors and little business and all that good stuff.

More simply put, pour all the money in at the top and it will trickle down the pipe to everyone, which is simpler and easier than trying to distribute it evenly. You don't tax the top level, you see, because that leaves more money to trickle down and the people it trickles down to will pay taxes. Republicans, all of whom are at the top and appear to need really simple theories to lean on, have espoused this theory ever since.

There's only one problem; what if, instead of trickling it down, the people at the top just keep the money?

Update 6:25pm:
Oh, duh. My wife just pointed out to me, that was the plan all along. I'm a little slow on the uptake sometimes.

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