Saturday, February 26, 2011

Can someone PLEASE explain?

Here's what I keep hearing on the radio (and reading in Time magazine!)

1% of the people hold 90% of the wealth.  Why should I support tax cuts for them?

 Our primary and secondary schools keep lagging further and further behind the rest of the world.  Why are we cutting back on education?

5% of the world population lives in this country and we consume 75% of the medicine and we pay much, much more for health care.  Okay, so why are we only 37th as far as quality of healthcare?  And why is the GOP intent of repealing health care reform?

The Social Security program has been paying its way and has enough surplus to continue doing so for at least 27 more years.  Why does it get mentioned every time someone is talking about the deficit?

It seems to me that the gap between the wealthy and the poor is getting larger and the real struggle is not between the political parties - liberal vs conservative - it is (or should  be) a struggle between whether we want to live in a democracy or return to the dark ages!  Not only the money, but the power is all getting pooled into the hands of the very wealthy and the rest of us are carefully controlled so that we keep on arguing amongst ourselves while everything is taken away from us.  We should not be arguing about the rights of minorities or immigrants or GLTBs.  We should embrace equality and work together to make sure we don't become scapegoats and serfs!

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