(Login Nafana) Forum Owner Posted Dec 21, 2009 8:10 PM
Well there is a grass-roots rebellion going on- and it's rooted in the economy. People don't like the way things are going and they are looking for a boogie man to hang- rather it's immigrants or the Federal government. Unfortunately, the real root of our economic problem is much more complex and there is no easy answer. Basically the US no longer has the competitive advantage in the world that we enjoyed years ago. Virtually everything can be made cheaper elsewhere so the good paying factory jobs that made our middle class prosperous have left the country. Today we are becoming a dichotomy of a well educated professionals who make good money- and the average joe who works his tail off and still can't pay his bills.
The wage disparity between high income and low income has become way too great. When executes make hundreds of times the wages of the people who work for him things have become too skewed. It didn't use to be like this- and it shouldn't be like this. The strange thing to me is that the people who are up in arms about this worship people like Limbaugh and Hannity who make more in a day then they do in a year preaching edicts to resist everything that would help reduce this wage disparity. We have seen this recently demonstrated in the healthcare reforms where the things like single-payer and medicare buy-in have been stripped out. The real winners now are the insurance, pharmaceutical and medical industries.