Here is an analogy for everyone who still thinks tax breaks for the top 1% are what is needed to fix an ailing economy.
Let's suppose your not feeling well. Let's suppose your have insurance and can afford a doctor visit (little dig here).
Your doctor tells you that he has great experience with a certain medication sure to help you. He writes you the prescription and you are off to get it filled at the pharmacy.
You take the meds as you were told. As a matter of fact your are on this stuff for ten years.
Things go alright for a while and you believe that things are looking up for you. However, you are not really getting better, at most you are maintaining and not getting worse. Then you start getting worse.
Back to the doctor you go.
You tell your doctor the problems aren't getting better and ask if there is not another way to combat what ails you.
He informs you that: there could be tons of reasons for not getting better, including "you must not have been taking it a prescribed" or whatever; but that the medication always works great on everyone else and maybe the dosage needs to be increased. With your prescription in hand you are off to the pharmacy for a double refill.
That's when the pharmacist tells you that your doctor has been prescribing this medication for years and years and that, actually, your doctor is heavily invested in the manufacturer of your meds, not to mention the kick-backs he receives from writing the prescriptions.
Now, there are two ways to proceed from here. Continue to follow your doctors orders or get another doctor.
I, personally, would change doctors and try something different, but that's just me.
The tax breaks for the rich have worked well for Mitt Romney and his buddies and enabled them to shuffle millions of dollars into overseas tax havens, how patriotic, but have done very, very little to actually improve the economy.
So, will this country give this snake-oil another try or not?
The decision is up to the voters. However, those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it.