Here's a link to "It's The Inequity Stupid," an article explaining what's wrong with America posted in the March/April edition of Mother Jones. The charts say it all.
Righties can't understand why so many American's are against Corporate America and those at the top. Well, it's the inequity, stupid.
What is disappointing to me is that, of the ten richest members of congress, seven of them are Democrats and all ten voted to extend the Bush tax cuts. Apparently, they are not representing the American people, though they always talk about what the American people want whenever they make speeches or are in an interview. It appears they are simply representing their own best interests and they have no clue what the American people want. Wouldn't it be interesting to know how members of congress, especially those who have been in office for a long time, can amass such tremendous wealth considering the kind of salaries we pay them.
While there are greedy pigs on both sides of the aisle, all Republicans take PAC money but 77 Democrats refuse to take any funding from PACs.
The bottom line is that PACs are controlling our government as opposed to ordinary citizens. The charts in the Mother Jones article show what has been taking place over the past 30 years. The top 20% has continuously gained while the bottom 80% has continually lost. Corporations are making record profits and executives are making more money than ever before. The "working class is making less. The right wants even more tax cuts and deregulation. They want to eliminate services many people desperately need which will cut government expenditures and allow for lower taxes for the top income earners. They are making a push for complete control over our government which will result in squashing American citizens. I believe the goal of the Right is not to squash the working class. It is simply to make more money no matter what. If it means squashing the rest of us, so be it.
Our politicians are bought and paid for. There is only one way to prevent Corporate America and it's executives from controlling us but the Righties seem to refuse to accept the obvious. They continually argue in favor of the top income bracket that takes more and more from the rest of us.
~ Take the money out of politics and all that's left is the best interests of "We, the people." ~