Dave Rubin calls RFK Jr. “the last sane Democrat,” and for good reason – the guy tends to make a lot of sense.
In a recent interview, RFK Jr. explained to Tucker Carlson why the poor feel abandoned and downright hated by the Democratic Party – the party that once was sympathetic toward them.
“To fund these wars … they print money, and that means inflation, and that’s a tax on the poor,” he explains. “The price of food has gone up 38% – the price of basic foodstuff, chicken, eggs, and milk have gone up 78%.”
While most suffer to some degree, the poor are hit the hardest.
“On March 1 of this year … 30 million Americans got [the] phone call” telling them that their “food stamps were cut to $23 a month,” he continues, adding that “that’s the same month we ratcheted up our contributions to the Ukraine at $113 billion.”
Further, “the Fed printed $300 billion unanticipated dollars to pay for the failure of the Silicon Valley Bank … and we began cutting 15 million people from the welfare roll; since then 4 million have been cut.”
“There’s no money for poor Americans,” RFK Jr. tells Tucker, whose face reveals deep concern.
Granted that “the average wage in this country is $5,000 less and the cost of basic goods – food, transportation, and housing” has skyrocketed, it’s no wonder “half of Americans are making up that gap by putting it on their credit [cards].”
“This week we pass $1.1 trillion in credit card debt – that’s the first time in history.”
Then there are the people who “are choosing between food and gasoline, food and medicine.”
But it wasn’t always this way; times have changed, and certainly not for the better.
“When I grew up, my uncle was president, my father was in the Democratic Party, [which] was with people who were poor,” RFK Jr. reflects, “and today, 70% of the wealth in this country is owned by the Democratic Party and only 30% by the Republican party.”
This “shift in wealth … maybe is one of the reasons that Democrats do not seem to be talking to or working for people any more.”
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