Sep 14, 2011

America, We Must Do Better

The latest Census Bureau report released last Tuesday states that 46.2 million Americans are impoverished. The recent recession and its aftermath have left nearly one in six Americans living below the poverty line, defined as an annual income of $22,314 for a family of four.

Friends, listen. It doesn't matter whether you are a democrat, republican, or an independent. If you are American, this is simply unacceptable. 

The economic and tax policies of our country must change. There has to be a better way of being American than what we have seen in recent history.

Simple mathematics point to the reality that we cannot keep growing the federal deficit, while paying for programs that are not helping to grow the economy and resourcing the poor get out of poverty, all the while as the wealthiest in America share the smallest percentage of the tax burden.

It is precisely what we have been doing that has gotten us right where we are. 

We cannot continue this death march.

Something must change.

The rich must be willing to share a larger tax burden.

Federal programs and policies need more accountability to ensure they are actually reducing the deficit and helping the people that need the help.

Mr and Mrs and Miss politicians, please put the interest of your parties aside and start doing what is necessary for America to get healthy. 


1 comment:

momlet said...

US Corp pays effectively more taxes than any other country. This is not the actual tax rate, but what they actually pay which is something close to 27.9%. Canada decided to lower their tax rate and they lowered it to 16% in 1990, and their economy has seen a slight employment surge as some of their companies are beginning to bring their tax base home with the better rates. I fear that as we continue to tax our large companies they will continue to "escape" by putting more of their factories outside of our borders.