And the radio man says…
One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. — Aldous Huxley
In all likelihood, far right wing commentary justifies taxes on the working class and less taxes on the super rich. As an example, I’ve got a quick story. About 20 years ago I worked in a warehouse unloading trucks for Fruit of the Loom. Within the receiving department I worked with about 20 folks. We all worked together on production and made about the same, it was all in how fast we unloaded the trucks. The warehouse was hot in the summer and cold in the winter; perfect in the spring and autumn. Rush Limbaugh was common to the airwaves that broadcasted on the shared radio for dock along with the local classic rock station, which had about only seventy songs on the playlist that rotated and repeated — a person can only hear Smoke on the Water so many times before it becomes nails on the chalkboard— we settled for talk radio as a break from the repetitive and redundant guitar riffs.
One day Rush convinced one of my co-workers that we, the blue collar workers, making just a smidge above the poverty line, should pay more taxes because the rich pay for the majority of things in this country, and that isn’t fair. For example, a rich guy might pay 2 million dollars in taxes while someone like us in the warehouse might pay only a couple thousand or less.
“Who the hell pays more for the road out there? We should pay more of our share! You and I don’t pay for jack shit!” He exclaimed while tossing a box onto a pallet.
There were other comments made like this from time to time, but this one has always stuck with me.