Bush’s Ten-Year Plan to Devastate America

My newspaper today has a good article by John Balzar of the LA Times about the fault-ridden plan, which is designed to put more economic power into the hands of those who already have too much. He says:
Yes, America prospers by the enterprise of its individuals. But America gained its greatness with the understanding that individuals do not prosper apart from the fortunes of the nation. Aristotle put it this way 2,325 years ago: “The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control and outnumbers both of the other classes.”
Jennifer Balderama has a really good piece about Martin Luthor King and his messages that relates to this.
Bill Moyers’ NOW on PBS last Friday night covered several areas — including the digital copyright issue and proposed repeal of the inheritance tax — that really reflected just how widespread the divide is going to get if something doesn’t change. The middle class is fast disappearing, and the elite are retreating within gated communities. I wonder how long this can go on before we find ourselves in some sci fi movie nightmare.

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