Trickle Down Absurdity

I am by no means an economics expert nor am I a political policy expert but I think I have a bit of common sense. Which is more than I can say for anyone who thinks trickle down economics works or can work.  I think of this policy in very simple terms...go with me here: I'm portly and plain but my mom wants me to stand out in a crowd, so, she buys my friend who is already smoking hot (and gets tonnes of attention,) a gym membership, gets her a personal trainer, sets her up with lifetime salon services, and a nutritionist in hopes that she will take me with her everywhere she goes and I'll get noticed. Sounds absurd, right? This, to me, is trickle down economics.

Posted on August 15, 2012 .