A better life

Europe 1999

Europe 1999 (Photo credit: Greg_e)

I want a better life for all Americans. I want it to be a flood, not a trickle, as in trickle down. America, the land of opportunity, has become the land of less opportunity. America is now more stratified  than Europe. There is less opportunity for a person to succeed here in the US than there is in Europe. If you support low taxes on the rich because you hope one day to be rich, think again. It ain’t going to happen, statistically speaking.

The GOP is the party of the rich, by the rich for the rich. They are busy dismantling the protections that you and I enjoy whether those protections come from unions or from government. Large corporations are now free to spend huge sums to buy elections as they have been free in the past to buy legislation.  We will not succeed in giving everyone a better life until we get money out of politics and until we reform our tax laws so that the wealthy again pay their fair share as they did before the Bush tax cuts.