I assumed that only the first sentence was meant to be a reported quote by Will Rogers. As Will Rogers once said, "
Originally Posted by Barb_D
money was all appropriated for the top in hopes that it would trickle down to the needy ..." The rest of the piece appears to be the writer's opinion based around that quote. Whether he ever said anything remotely similar I have no idea. I've never heard of him. I would assume the writer was either British or had a lot of experience with British tourists, given the mentions of cornflakes and crisps.