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Reader says income inequality not just a distraction, but a harsh reality

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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014 4:30 am

To The Editor:

In Saturday’s (Feb. 8) Herald, Michael Phillips complained that income inequality was being used as a distraction from the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”).

Surely Mr. Phillips is aware of the vast disparities in income in this country with 1 percent making as much or more than the other 99 percent?

No one is targeting all of the small and medium businesses in the country. They have been and will continue to be a very important part of our economy.

The complaint is against the financiers on Wall Street and the CEOs of the corporations who have become amoral in their quest for more and more money for themselves.

It is a complaint that they no longer should contribute to the commons by paying fair taxes as every citizen is doing and they believe the government belongs to themselves.

It is indeed the 1 percent against the 99 percent.

Even some very wealthy people who have remained loyal citizens and are not addicted to money are in the 99 percent.

I have no idea where his thoughts come from, but he is wrong on his facts, right on the pain he feels.

To me this is a moral crisis. It is not an issue that belongs to Democrats or Republicans but to all of us who know something is very wrong and must be corrected.

Glenda Turck

Killeen

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11 comments:

  • Bubba posted at 2:44 pm on Mon, Feb 17, 2014.

    Bubba Posts: 748

    The authoress is the Queen Bee of the Bell County Democratic Party of Texas. That's where she was indoctrinated and brainwashed.

     
  • DawgDave posted at 8:40 pm on Sun, Feb 16, 2014.

    DawgDave Posts: 185

    Where was the writer of this educated - in Stalin College of Economics?

     
  • Eliza posted at 6:51 pm on Sun, Feb 16, 2014.

    Eliza Posts: 859

    @This country affords people more opportunities than any other country..


    And so those who think only the bad of the country, should take their unhappy selves away from what they consider the mistreatment of the one they live in now...

    See how long it will take you to become unhappy there also. But you won't be allowed the ability to continually harp about your imagined problem.

     
  • barbie500 posted at 6:05 pm on Sun, Feb 16, 2014.

    barbie500 Posts: 142

    Also the 1% are paying 99% of the taxes while almost 50% sit at home and do nothing. Or they only work so many hours a year and only get so much money so they can get 5 or 6 thousand dollars back that some other sucker has worked and payed in.

     
  • Fran posted at 5:01 pm on Sun, Feb 16, 2014.

    Fran Posts: 54

    I was brought up that envy of what others have is a sin. I believe, that there are

    not any assurances of anything other than taxes and death. Now for some

    economic theory: capitalist have made money by growing an economy and reaping

    the rewards from that endeavor or fail and loose their investment should an

    economic factor fail.

    Simply put: there is not a fixed set amount of wood out there to harvest... some

    cultivate the forest and have more timber, while others sit around waiting for

    whatever remains leftover fell to the ground...

    I write this analogy to simplify for those who are envious of other people's success.

    This country affords people more opportunities than any other country...that's

    evident. They come to America however they can....I don't see any that are

    leaving. So, this country can't be that bad... let the 1 % have the fruits of their

    labor and or brains.... they

    cultivated their "forest" and deserve their due. They did not take money out of the

    mouths of hungry babes. If there is a better country than this, please let me know

    by sending us a postcard after you have moved there.

    What I do believe is not fair is those that spend millions on numerous vacations that

    are paid for by tax paying Americans, just because they were elected as president.

     
  • Bubba posted at 8:08 am on Sun, Feb 16, 2014.

    Bubba Posts: 748

    The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property. Karl Marx

    The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs. Karl Marx

    The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism. Karl Marx

    The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion. Karl Marx

    From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. Karl Marx

    Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer.
    Karl Marx

     
  • Bubba posted at 5:58 pm on Sat, Feb 15, 2014.

    Bubba Posts: 748

    Ah, the Queen Bee Uber-Liberal of the Bell County Liberals speaks. Once again receiving preferential treatment from the editor, she spews the party line with her Marxist doctrine and dogma.

    Just a brief historical review of Marxism/Fascism from the last century reveals the parallels between the Marxist movements then and today's democrat party. It's the same failed ideas and dogma, all over again. They just polished it up and stuck a new label on it, but it's Marxism all the same.

    The time has come for Real Americans to rid the land of this doctrine and its proponents, and return them to the dustbin of history where they belong.

     
  • barbie500 posted at 5:22 pm on Sat, Feb 15, 2014.

    barbie500 Posts: 142

    And so the democrats think it should just be takin from one and given to another? Even tho the one may have worked 24-7 to get what he had while the taker just sat on his duff?

     
  • Roody2 posted at 2:40 pm on Sat, Feb 15, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 314

    If the 1% haven't done anything against the law to get their wealth, I don't see what the problem is.

    Those who seek "equality" will achieve it when they die.

     
  • Eliza posted at 10:54 am on Sat, Feb 15, 2014.

    Eliza Posts: 859

    @ It is not an issue that belongs to Democrats or Republicans but to all of us who know something is very wrong and must be corrected.
    ----------

    In Which the issues can begin to be rectified during the election of 2014 and completed in the election of 2016..

    The elections of 2008 and 2012 were the beginning of the problems of the majority of citizens, no matter democrats or Republicans, ongoing at this time.

     
  • Dr Strangelove posted at 10:35 am on Sat, Feb 15, 2014.

    Dr Strangelove Posts: 545

    Oh please the DNC is in the Unions back pockets. How about the sweet deals that Unions get waivers for ACA?