High death rates in Republican south. Source.

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Share links: control and inequality and Trickle-down. This article was written by Timeshifter. See also: US Taliban Republicans. Their cannabis war. And: USA. The state of the nation. And: Holy War on Drugs, Conservative-led global incarceration. And: US Taliban Republicans. Their cannabis war. And: Happy alternatives to US Republican-led poverty, mass incarceration, food insecurity, debt, ill health, intense concentration of wealth, endless wars.

Drug war. A war on the poor

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The Drug War causes the high U.S. incarceration rate. See infographic.

The Republican-led drug wars and cannabis wars are part of their war on the poor and middle class. In order to transfer ever-increasing amounts of money and wealth to billionaires and others in the top 0.1%. To the one in a thousand people who own the Republican Party.

The drug war is a control tool of the Republican Party.

American Mythology: The “Self-Made” Billionaire. Tax the rich! Institute universal healthcare. Decriminalize all drugs (as in Portugal).

GOP taxes screw middle class

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It's an old story:

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For the first time in history, U.S. billionaires paid a lower tax rate than the working class. Oct 8, 2019. "The top 400 families have more wealth than the bottom 60 percent of households, while the top 0.1 percent own as much as the bottom 80 percent." [82][83][84][85][86][87][88][89].

Chart below. 2017 Republican tax and individual mandate repeal bill. Yellow is for an average increase in cost for people in those groups. Higher costs hitting more people each year. Up to incomes of $75,000.

Chart source. See 2017 article. And: Only 29% of Americans approved of 2017 Republican tax plan. 2.

2017. Republicans lower minimum wage!

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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.

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17 June 2019. Congress hasn’t raised the minimum wage in 3,614 days. It’s time to put hard-working Americans first. By Chris Lu for CNN.

Declining inflation-adjusted wages under Trump

The Trump Matrix. Wage slaves waking up.

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Especially for Republican states with low minimum wages.

28 Feb 2020: Rep. Mark Pocan is on point that wages haven't moved much in the last 30 years. PolitiFact. "The cost of everyday goods like rent, groceries and cars have outpaced median wage growth. ... Accounting for inflation, the median wage has only increased $3 since 1990 — and the cost of living expenses has far outpaced that number."

7 Feb 2020: Real pay data show Trump's 'blue collar boom' is more of a bust for US workers, in 3 charts.

25 Sep 2018: Real Wage Growth Is Actually Falling. Forbes.

14 Aug 2018: Stagnating salaries: Real US wages are essentially back at 1974 levels, Pew reports. Daniel B. Kline. USA Today.

In U.S., wage growth is being wiped out entirely by inflation. 10 Aug 2018. Washington Post.

7 Aug 2018: For most U.S. workers, real wages have barely budged in decades. Pew Research Center.

2 Jul 2018: An Update for 2018: More Evidence That Half of Americans Are In or Near Poverty. Paul Buchheit. Common Dreams.

5 Oct 2017: Nine Charts about Wealth Inequality in America (Updated).

Top line in timeline below is hourly wages adjusted for inflation. It is flat: Bottom of chart below says: "Data for wages of production and non-supervisory employees on private non-farm payrolls."

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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.

Economics under Republican tax laws

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Incredible transfer of wealth from the bottom 90% to the top 0.1%. By Angela Monaghan. 13 Nov 2014. The Guardian.

Democrats have very little say about the progressivity of taxes. Republicans will filibuster, and trade almost anything in Senate negotiations, to stop progressive taxation. They do the same to keep wages low, and to prevent increases in the federal and state minimum wages.

USA. Since 2001, labor’s share of national income has suffered a sustained decline. 11 Sep 2018.

See chart. [15]. And source article.

War on Drugs in one graphic

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