Cut funding for education, science and the safety net, but cut taxes on the wealthy, all in the name of saving the nation from its current deep recession, has a Barnum and Bailey signature. To be civil, this unproven theory is disingenuous at best and to be realistic, it’s downright evil at its worst. The only thing that this scatological premise proves is that “The Big Lie” still works. Asking the working population to make unreasonable sacrifices while making the rich richer has but one single purpose: to kill the hopes and aspirations we all hold dear. Austerity for those that are struggling and increased prosperity for the haves is so blatant that even our politicians believe it. A major political party has adopted this theory as its core platform to wrest control of the nation’s economy. The other major political party has been terrorized by it, gingerly dancing around it with infinitesimal, inhibited measures to head off chaos. Overcoming evil, even in a democracy, is hard. Think how long and how difficult it was to outlaw slavery and the segregation that followed. Be prepared! We may be in for some cruel surprises in the upcoming election that keeps us enmeshed in a bogus economic theory for generations to come. Now that corporations have been upgraded to humans, the rest of us are at a disadvantage. These humanized corporations just might put profit ahead of those of us that are just plain humans. Wearing the Job-Creating Mask, Wall Street has lined us up as a bunch of piñatas to be pilloried at will so they can amass more wealth at our expense. Some people believe in prayer, but with an R.I.P sign on the future, will it be enough?