Pull yourself up by your bootstraps?

The Trust Fund, under current law (blue) and u...

The Trust Fund, under current law (blue) and under privatization (red) as per “Model 2” considered in the 2001 commission report. (Graph from “Social Security Trust Fund” “Social Security Trust Fund” . . Retrieved 2005-12-03 . by zFacts.com) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anyone else taken aback when they hear those trust fund babies tell those less fortunate than them to pull themselves up by their bootstraps?

We are talking about say… the Waltons, the Koch brothers, the Devos, the Romneys, the Popes and yes even the Trumps.

I mean these folks were all born on the inside track with a 6 length lead in the stretch. And they think they can tell the rest of us how to succeed in life.

Then they create laws that make our success even more difficult. Restrictions on voting rights, Right to work (for less), stop and frisk, elimination of food stamps, elimination of Social Security and Medicare, draconian cuts to education funding and Stand your ground just to name a few.

When people have to jump through hoops just to vote their voices have been silenced and they are too busy just trying to be heard to have time to reach down to their bootstraps.

When people are dissuaded from organizing to have a united voice in dealing with their employer they are too busy trying to keep their job to have time to reach down to their bootstraps.

When people cannot walk the public streets without the fear of being harassed by the police they have little time to reach down to their bootstraps.

When people are concentrating on where they will get the money to buy food for their children they have little time to reach down to their bootstraps.

When people are concerned about their ability to work until they die they have little time to reach down to their bootstraps.

When people have access to advanced education due to excessive costs they have little time to reach down to their bootstraps.

When people are fearful of just going to the corner store for a bag of Skittles they may be too preoccupied with their safety to have time to reach down to their bootstraps.

And what may i ask is the upside of all these cuts and restrictions? One can only have so many auto elevators. The rest of the wealth is salted away in some foreign trust.

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