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Share links: control and inequality and Trickle-down. This article was written by Timeshifter. See also: Holy War on Drugs, Republican-led mass incarceration. And: Vote out most Republicans.

Under Trump, inflation-adjusted real wages are flat.

Drug war. A war on the poor

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War on drugs is a war on the poor

The drug war is part of the Republican war on the poor and middle class. See infographic. Along with other mass incarceration, student debt, disenfranchisement, and wealth inequality.

Jeff Sessions once wanted to execute pot dealers.

Jeff Sessions and Granny from Beverly Hillbillies

Jeff Sessions and Granny [14].

The drug war is a control tool of the Republican Party. A tool in its quest for ever more wealth and power. At whatever the cost. With income inequality at record levels there is a need for greater control of the population. Through mass incarceration, felon disenfranchisement, gerrymandering, voter registration hurdles, constant surveillance, ever-morphing "enemies", and a war economy. Never-ending religious wars and ground wars in the Middle East, and a war at home called the war on drugs. It is a ruthless racist war on people and neighborhoods.
In 1995 Newt Gingrich proposed the death penalty for importing 2 ounces of cannabis.

The problem with America

Source and comments.

Republicans lower minimum wage!

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Clip the wings of the American eagle

Franklin Delano Roosevelt. State of the Union. January 6, 1941.

Americans Deserve A Living Wage. Video created by Bernie Sanders site.

New Republican governor (of Kentucky)
removed voting rights of all felons for their entire lives.
2. Jan 4, 2017 article.

He also lowered the minimum wage. See also: Jeb-Bushonomics and Rubionomics. Keeping people poor and powerless, and shrinking the middle class.

In jail for being in debt

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Jail, jail deaths (2), jail healthcare, and bail. A Lot Of People Are Dying At This Understaffed Texas Jail. And: How the Money Bail System Perpetuates America’s Mass Incarceration Problem. 2.3.4. See: video. Dumbass Republican lock-em-up types can't do math. Jail costs a lot more than unpaid fines. Community service is better. It saves tax money on jail, and on city cleanup work. And: Justice Department blasts ‘unconstitutional’ fixed bail schedules. Many innocent people in jail. And: Many marijuana users in jail without bail money. And: Senator Kamela Harris push for bail reform.

Inflation-adjusted wages are flat

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See:
Under Trump, inflation-adjusted real wages are flat.

Canadian alternative to trickle-down

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Canada's new Liberal government repeats promise to legalize marijuana. "Trudeau’s pledge to
cut the tax rate for middle-income earners ... paid for by a tax hike on the wealthiest 1%."
Dec. 4, 2015 article.

14 Oct 2018: Bernie Sanders video: Trickle-Down Economics Does Not Work.
12 Oct 2018: Bernie Sanders video: Disney Heiress Abigail Disney Says The Wealthy Don't Need Another Tax Break.

U.S. household debt at all time high

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U.S. household debt at all time high. Chart below from page 3 of PDF.
2003 to 2017 (4th quarter). Total Household Debt by Type:

Total US household debt and its composition over time

Click to enlarge. Timeline is by quarters.

4 reasons to support universal healthcare

US student debt. 1 in 4 adults

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Facebook video: $1.5 trillion in student debt. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Read the comments. They are amazing. See Wikipedia: Student debt. Roughly 1 in 4 adults. No bankruptcy rights. Much higher interest rates. Lifetime debt. Modern loansharking and predatory lending, approved by Republicans.

Drug War & Trickle Down Economics

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See Wikipedia: Trickle-down economics.

Reagan's war on cannabis is where the U.S. incarceration nation began. US Republicans block full marijuana legalization since cannabis reform is the means to ending the Drug War, which is the key to mass incarceration and mass control.

Ronald Reagan, 1980 campaign speech: "Leading medical researchers are coming to the conclusion that marijuana, pot, grass whatever you want to call it, is probably the most dangerous drug in the United States, and we haven't begun to find out all of the ill effects, but they are permanent ill effects. The loss of memory for example."
Drug war + Trickle-down Reaganomics, = mass incarceration and mass control.

Trickle-down Reaganomics, a child's course in economics.

LBJ. Republicans simply don't know how to manage the economy

Sources: [15][16]

Reagonomics. Give rich people money

Reaganomics.

Record high in the Dow, but median wage remains stagnant. [222]. Republicans block cannabis legislation and minimum wage increases. Real (inflation-adjusted) wages for most Americans have remained stagnant for decades. Note also the incredible transfer of wealth from the bottom 90% to the top 0.1%.

See charts:

There was a 7.5 percent average rate of unemployment under Reagan.

Looking back fondly on the Reagan years

War on drugs cannon

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