Money could be better spent elsewhere

There used to be a phrase, “conspicuous consumption,” as an economic status symbol.

These super-rich white guys with their super-phallic symbols are flaunting their wealth and disgusting greed with money to burn, literally. If we need a better argument for taxing the bejesus out of them at 90%, as we did in the 1940s and ‘50s, I don’t know what it would be.

They could be giving that money back for the common good, like ending poverty and combatting climate change. Instead, they plan to make yet more money by selling rocket rides to the 1%, who also have more money than they know what to do with. Shame on the corporate media for their “Gee-whiz!” reporting. While they are in space burning rocket fuel and money, they can see our Earth on fire.

William Laine

Menomonie