Thursday, October 06, 2011

A Matter of Opinion

Greetings, Gentle Readers...

It's been a long time since last we connected through this wonderful medium. And first, as we do, let's take a moment to remember Steve Jobs. He was the Einstein of his generation, changing our lives immeasurably.

That said, there is much going on in our world this day. I'm speaking of the marches on Wall Street which are catching on all over the world. No, you don't see much on the mainstream media about this, especially in the US. But it is happening and it deserves our attention. All over the US, and now in cities around the world, the people are banding together in peaceful protest against the class system that has risen over the past 35 years. It started here in the US under President Regan and has continued with every Republican president since he left office.

I know President Regan is idolized by the right. He did give a good show. But he also stripped the tax code, along with those who followed after him, to benefit the richest people in our country. Those leaders also gave massive breaks to corporations and allowed them to take our jobs overseas. Then they allowed Wall Street to make a killing off people seeking the American Dream. I know some may disagree, but I believe the record of such stands.

Now you have two classes: the super rich who pay little to no taxes, and the working poor who bust their butts to carry this country on their overworked backs. It is quite evident that it cannot continue this way. Even those who are financially blessed have come out against the tax code that victimizes the low and middle class. And, really, the idea of a middle class is going away quickly.

What coverage of this uprising we see says they have no mission. I think many who have been interviewed have been quite direct. The populace is tired of being taken advantage of. They are tired of working so hard and giving away their money, which is over-taxed to the max. Let's be honest, by the time you pay your state, local and fed taxes, on top of all the sales taxes, there isn't much left to care for yourself.

So, I encourage you to check out what is happening. Join a peaceful march in your own city. Let the powers that be know you're not going to be taken advantage of any more.

But above all, be respectful and peaceful. Violence never solved anything.

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