17 September 2010
How you seen these stats? 1 in 7 Americans is living in poverty. A nation that controls $14 trillion in wealth has somehow allowed nearly 15 percent of its citizens to slide into complete and utter devastation. What's the solution, according to Republicans and Democrats? Lower taxes! Despite the fact that income tax is lower than it has ever been in the history of the United States and was lowered further for 95% of Americans under both Republicans and Democrats, things continue to get worse. The reality is that America's income gap has simply widened too far. In fact, the USA has an income gap on par with Cambodia and Senegal. WHAT? How is this okay? Stable societies, healthy societies, and developed societies take care of every citizen - something we most certainly are not doing. Read more about it here and please think about what's going on right now. We're all better off if every American has a decent life.
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