In our country poverty has become a death sentence just like any 3rd world country. Sure, no one takes you out and actually murders you as it is more a slow ongoing process. If there was any question about this then the latest healthcare insurance fiasco that passed in the house should clear any doubts up. Our greatest enemy in our country is not a terrorist or even a crazed mentally ill person but instead our government in particular the republican party but the democrats have a share in what has and is being done.
Our infrastructure is crumbling and at the same time our corporations are posting highest ever profits and its been reported that at least 2 trillion dollars are offshored by the richest corporations. Billions is allocated for defense and yet the lower levels of the military qualify for food stamps and veterans are homeless on the streets and the recent bill put forth would have the military being charged for the GI bill. Healthcare for the poor- education for our children- needed employees for the government agencies that are to ensure our food, medicines and environment are all being gutted and in some places eliminated and yet we are the worlds wealthiest country. In fact 50 of the worlds wealthiest 85 people live in our country.
Our life expectancy was downgraded again this year as were maternal and infant deaths.
The only way this will change is when the 99% of Americans realize that its not only okay but necessary for our lives to once more tax the corporations and the wealthiest few as they were in the 50s and 60s. Will that happen? I am not sure that it will since we have some very brainwashed people in our country that actually believe that corporations and richest few shouldn’t be required to pay progressive high end taxation.
Like any other 3rd world country , poverty is a death sentence carried out by the government owned by the rich. We have the power to change this……