Taxpayer:Â Excuse me, my government, but I was laid off months ago and I haven’t been able to find work and my savings are gone and you’ve cut my unemployment benefits and my family is getting hungry.Â How about a hand here?
Government:Â If we gave the money to you it would be socialism.Â We will now give millions of dollars to the industry that laid you off.Â It will trickle down.
Taxpayer:Â Uh, that industry took your money and distributed it to its executive golden parachute program with a little bit for its shareholders, then relocated overseas to avoid paying US taxes.
Government:Â It’ll work out.
Giving millions to the rich who keep on being rich:Â Supply-Side Economics
Giving anything to the poor and middle-class who’ve been pillaged by the rich:Â Socialism
Brought to mind by this astonishing comment from a dimension that doesn’t resemble mine.