You’re unlikely to hear those exact words out of a politician’s mouth—at least, not the mouth of a politician who will ever
face reelection.

And yet, these words serve well to capture the motivations underlying the policy actions of the Trump administration in its first year, as well the
policy actions of the current Congress. Widespread deregulation and tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans suggest that those with money are more
deserving of opportunities to prosper than the rest of us. While workers and their families struggle to get by, the wealthiest Americans enjoy more
political power and less accountability.