Think your friends and neighbors are biting on the “income inequality” bait? Guess again. It’s jobs and the economy that most people care about. Not the loud obnoxious people, but most.
First you raise the price of something through regulation, compliance costs, subsidies, or whatever. Then you “discover” that some people can no longer afford that something. So naturally you then give them assistance, and they become dependent on you for the necessities of life. That’s how you turn people from creative and fulfilled pursuers of happiness to apathetic wards of the state.
Spending cuts? What spending cuts. Don’t blame reduced government spending for the slowdown.