Wednesday, April 12, 2006

It’s no accident...

“...we've got $20-million houses offering spectacular views down the hill and into the Third World. If not for the fact that it takes forever to get anywhere on the bus, we'd have a revolution on our hands.” This statement comes from an article by Steve Lopez in today’s Los Angeles Times headlined “Income Gap More Like a Chasm.” Though he’s talking about Southern California, the claim could be made about any place in the U.S. Obviously, under the benign rule of Bu$hco, the phenomenon is more pronounced than ever, what with offshoring jobs, tax cuts for the wealthy and other class-warfare policies.

This is the saddest thing going on in America today, and its going to destroy our country. John Edwards earns my respect because he’s working to address the problem. While Americans rush off to Wal-Mart to buy a gross of tube socks for $4.99, people who work there try to make a living for themselves and their families on subsistence wages. I'm waiting for the revolution; I’m waiting for the burgeoning lower class to rise up and say, “enough is enough.”



At 2:07 PM, Blogger DetroitGirl said...

I hate to be cynical but the burgeoning lower classes are shopping at Walmart whenever they can. And who can blame them? It's really depressing to think that we are becoming more and more like Europe--rich vs. poor. And most people don't get it! We need another poor people's march on Washington. Something's gotta give.


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