Consistent Hypocrisy

Is there some guiding star for the ever-shifting river of  rhetoric and "alternative facts" that flood forth from Republican leadership? A leading hypothesis is that their (sole) focus is enriching the rich at the expense of everyone and everything else.

Supporting this view, we have seen the "transfer" (there are other words we might use) of about 15% of the nation's total wealth from 99.9% of us to the top 0.1%.

From the New York Times’ 2016 year in charts, we find more support for this hypothesis. It appears, for the moment, that the Republican goal has got some new legs. (Yes, you are reading the chart correctly, a full ¼ of the total proposed tax cuts are intended for the top 0.1%.)