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The consequences of the wealth gap

This should come as no surprise to us but many of us don’t think about who benefits the most from tax cuts on the rich.

It’s men.

It’s really weird to see men on Twitter bemoan the fact that Elon Musk has lost half of his wealth. That’s billions and billions. Like we’re supposed to feel sorry for the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune that he’s had to suffer.

The thing they fail to mention is if he had $320 billion to begin with and now he has $160 billion, he’s still got more money than god. And that wealth for billionaires is increasing by $2 billion/day.

Meanwhile, many of them feel that any request to pay taxes is offensive. We’ve all heard the ridiculous hyperbolic whining about how it’s theft or communism or something.

But I think the Oxfam spokesperson makes a good point. In their far from realistic grab of all the money so they can be the king of the mountain, they’re starving infrastructure, healthcare and other services. Wages have not kept up since probably before Reagan. And this falls most heavily on women who use public transportation and other services.

All so Elon can burn $160 billion dollars and squelch voices on Twitter in favor of the radical right.

My tiny violin is now microscopic.