Sunday, February 08, 2015

Don't Arse It Up

Help people. Give them free money. Make it simple. Don't make them spend hours and days on the phone and doing paperwork. Be like Apple in the supposed good old days when "it just worked" (it certainly doesn't now). Give people economic security. Don't make them devote their lives to "shopping" for the best deal. You really don't need 200 policy advisers. Just one. Me.
With advice from more than 200 policy experts, Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to answer what has emerged as a central question of her early presidential campaign strategy: how to address the anger about income inequality without overly vilifying the wealthy.

Don't vilify the wealthy, just make them pay some taxes for the state apparatus which devotes itself to preserving their wealth.