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Danger in 2018 for the Party of the Rich (Democrats)

Just before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 passed last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told us what she thought of the bill in the proverbial "no uncertain terms."

In this holy time, the moral obscenity and unrepentant greed of the GOP tax scam stands out even more clearly...

This GOP tax scam is simply theft, monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who aspires to reach it. The GOP tax scam is not a vote for an investment in growth or jobs. It is a vote to install a permanent plutocracy in our nation. They’ll be cheering that later. It does violence to the vision of our Founders. It disrespects the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, who are a large part of our middle class and to whom we owe a future worthy of their sacrifice. And it betrays the future and betrays the aspirations of our children. It demands, it morally demands a no vote from every member of this house of the people.

Did Pelosi actually believe this hortatory bilge or was she just banking on the stupidity of the American public and the unyielding support of the Democrats' ever-loyal media claque?

Well, the latter is almost always reliable and when it comes to "permanent plutocracy in our nation" few should know more about that than Nancy.  According to the the Center for Responsive Politics, she has a net worth of $196 million.  And that was in May 2017.  Since then there's been another 10+% run-up in the stock market, so that would conservatively push her well over the $200 million mark thanks, ironically, to the policies of Donald Trump.  (Okay, not entirely, but unquestionably to some extent.)