Description Trickle-down economics was once the philosophy used to justify lowering taxes on the richest Americans, giving corporations unregulated control, and granting corporate welfare to stimulate growth. The phony promise politicians made to the middle class and poor was that everyone else would get more jobs and more money - the success of the richest Americans would trickle down to the rest of the population. Many Americans were fooled by this national scam until their jobs began leaving the states and their unions started collapsing. The corporations betrayed American workers by seeking cheap labor in foreign nations. When the corporations saw that they need not answer to anyone, rampant corruption, greed, and unregulated speculation forced our nation into a financial collapse during the Bush administration. The new scam today is called downsizing big government, which is really the same old game with a few new twists. Give tax breaks to the richest Americans, shrink government spending by cutting education, Medicare, Medicaid, and the welfare programs that provide the safety nets for the poor and middle class who no longer have access to high paying jobs because they were shipped over to other countries. Downsizing is the term used to justify giving tax breaks to the rich by taking away more from the people. The sad truth is what it really means: hunger for millions of Americans and unprecedented wealth for millionaires and billionaires.
I.M. Spadecaller, Clearwater Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to Spadecaller's Galleries. All the art in my galleries are original creations. Gallery prints and canvases are fulfilled by Imagekind. If you have questions please contact Imagekind; however if you have any concerns, please contact me as well. I can look into matters myself to get answers for you. I want to make sure your experience purchasing my art prints will be positive and successful. For inquiries, please contact me at: www.spadecallerart.com
At eight years old in the late 50’s, I started private training in traditional oil techniques. To this day, I owe my appreciation to my mother, who has since passed away. Through considerable personal sacrifice, she nurtured my artistic talent and provided me with the tools and circumstances to begin my creative journey - the journey that I still follow. I cherish the memories of the art exhibits and museums that we visited in Manhattan. I later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's and up until the late 80's, I exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. Presently, I reside in Florida with my loving wife, who I've been married to for thirty years. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, I turned to creating digital hand painted images and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that I had once found in oils. - Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)