One of the things I like most about this video is how Dylan Ratigan socks it to both parties. Maybe his plan would work, maybe it wouldn’t, but at least it doesn’t come across as another partisan idea.
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Gotta love Dylan Ratigan! While this rant is 2 years old it is still somewhat pertinent. Ratigan eventually formulated this theme into his book Greedy Bastards (which he was probably writing contemporaneous with this TV segment) where he bemoans the “extraction” of wealth from taxpayers, or what economists call wealth transfer. And, yes, he has some good points.
The platitude of money corrupting politics, while true, is difficult if not impossible to remedy, and has been since humans began governments. The question is whether we should panic and blow up the system, or patiently try to fix it.
Ratigan has sobered a bit since 2011, having quit his job to start a crusade of decreasing our debt; a worthy venture. here’s his latest entry:
He seems to have opted for the patient route, identifying specific problems and embracing creative pragmatic fixes. His thoughtfulness is a welcome respite from the “blow up the government” caucus.
Now that we’ve reviewed Ratigan’s 2-year-old rant, let’s identify the several specific sources of wealth transfer from US Treasury and taxpayers and see if we can agree on remedies. I bet we can.
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