Thats right, we live in the worlds wealthiest country and yet our poverty rate is now higher than in the 60’s and we have the highest rate of poverty of all of the developed countries. How can that be? Well, the rich in our country and large corporations have taken the wealth of our country and they are hoarding trillions offshore and use loopholes that would have brought in over 40 billion dollars in just last year. Ironic to note that the house is now voting to decrease food stamps (SNAP) by 40 billion dollars.
We need for the tax policies on the rich and large corporations to be increased to a level that is prior 1980. We need to raise our min wage to a livable wage, which in of itself would decrease the need for government aid and at the same time be a boost to our economy. Another way to boost our economy would be to lower the early retirement age to 60, thus opening up doors for the young to fill the new jobs. We need to eliminate the ceiling on SS payroll tax and at the same time raise the benefits. We need medicare to be open to all with means tested premiums and co-pays. All of these are common sense approaches that would help lower the inequality of wealth in our country and at the same time be the boost needed to get our economy back on track.
Instead we have a congress full of millionaires and many of them with their hand out for government subsidies-such as farming and big oil- and a party so full of hate (GOP-gods of poverty) that they will do anything to destroy our government, our country, crash our economy and leave people mired in poverty, all because there is a ‘black colored’ man in the white house.
How do we change this? There are no easy answers, except to stay engaged in the process, write and call your rep and senator in congress and the same with your home state government. Take part in signing those petitions as they do make a difference. Vote and educate all around you on the issues and the candidates.
If you are reading this, then you are already questioning what is going on in our country and trying to find answers and ways to enact change. We have done this before in the history of our country. Once in the ‘Robber Barons’ time and in the ‘gilded age’ time period, when we the people united our voices and fought back against the corporate and elite control of our government. We now have a higher rate of inequality of wealth than we did in the 20’s and we all know how that ended.
I do all this-constant research-reading all the right-wing articles(to better understand why those in our country act the way they do) commenting and posting on many sites and of course writing this blog, in the hope that others will be awakening and start doing their own research.
Thank you for the time it took to read this and I hope you are surrounded by peace, harmony and of course love.