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Archive for June, 2010

My Biggest Problem with the Republican Mindset

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

My biggest problem with the GOP mindset is one of a simple, failed logic.  The Republican ideal is to blame social programs, the poor, and political correctness for all of the woes and decline of our society, while seemingly not realizing that 85% of the United States’ wealth is owned by 15% of its population… while the rest of us are left clawing at the remaining 15%.  People with a lot of money pay clever politicians, FoxNews anchors, and Talk Radio hosts to convince the middle class that it’s poor folks’ and Mr. Rogers’ fault.  Conveniently, the only politicians cast as evil-doers are the ones trying to even out that ridiculous 17:3 ratio.  I’ll give the GOP one thing: it’s got a heck of a PR team.  It’s offensive to me that more people don’t realize that the vast pay gap between the owners of companies and its employees putting their blood, sweat, and tears into making product ridiculously offsets the figure that the indigent consume.

Spread the wealth?  You bet.