In the land of the free and the home of the brave, the United States prides itself on its democratic principles, claiming to represent the interests of all citizens. However, beneath the facade of political diversity, there exists a farcical duopoly that perpetuates the same game: serving the wealthy elite at the expense of the rest of society. The so-called “boom and bust” cycle, epitomized by the Donald Trump and Joseph Biden eras, is a carefully choreographed dance designed to consolidate power and enrich the already privileged.
The “Trump Boom” was nothing more than a facade, a carefully crafted illusion that played into the hands of the wealthy elite. While the former president promised to drain the swamp and uplift the working class, his policies painted a different picture. Tax cuts that disproportionately favored the rich, deregulation that further empowered corporations, and the infamous trickle-down economics all laid the groundwork for the enrichment of the wealthiest at the expense of the middle and lower classes.
Donald Trump’s populist rhetoric may have resonated with some Americans who felt left behind, but his actions spoke louder than his words. Corporate profits soared, stock markets reached record highs, and the rich got richer while inequality widened. The middle class and the poor received little more than empty promises and a smokescreen of economic growth that did not translate into meaningful improvements in their lives.
Enter the “Biden Bust” era, where the establishment touted a return to normalcy and compassion. But in reality, it was a continuation of the same cycle with a different face. President Biden’s administration, while seemingly empathetic to the struggles of ordinary citizens, ultimately catered to the demands of the wealthy donors and corporations that bankrolled his campaign. As the pandemic raged, and the economy faltered, the response was more of the same: bailouts for corporations, while regular Americans were left to fend for themselves.
The wealthy elite not only weathered the storm during the “Biden Bust,” but they thrived. The stock market surged, corporate profits rebounded, and the concentration of wealth reached new heights. Meanwhile, the working class struggled with stagnant wages, rising costs of living, and inadequate social safety nets.
The cycle continues because the two-party system, despite their apparent differences, is fundamentally intertwined with the interests of the ruling class. While they bicker and posture publicly, behind closed doors, they collaborate to maintain the status quo that benefits them. Lobbyists, big donors, and corporate interests have an iron grip on the political process, ensuring that real change remains elusive and the elite remain in power.
To break free from this vicious cycle, Americans must recognize that true change will not come from within the system itself. Relying on either major party to deliver on their promises is akin to expecting a fox to guard the henhouse. To challenge the hegemony of the wealthy elite, a grassroots movement that transcends partisan boundaries is imperative.
In conclusion, the US two-party political system serves as a charade, perpetuating a boom and bust cycle that enriches the elite while leaving the majority of Americans struggling. Donald Trump’s “boom” only served the interests of the wealthy, while Joseph Biden’s “bust” continued to deepen the wealth divide. Until the people unite to challenge the influence of money in politics, true change will remain elusive, and the status quo will persist, perpetuating the reign of the wealthy elite.