By Mike True
Daily, the rich are getting richer, and the poor get poorer in the U.S. Meanwhile, Republicans and some Democrats in Congress threaten to extend Bush tax credits to the upper one percent of the population.
In the 1970s, the wealthiest 1% of Americans owned 9% of the total national income.
Today they own 23%, increasing the income gap between rich and poor to the widest on record.
How more much evidence do we need to recognize that our economic system is not working for many U.S. citizens?
Many of us have reservations about the Obama Presidency, particularly on foreign policy. He has, however, worked hard to address the financial disaster he inherited from the previous administration. The stimulus package, though not large enough, has helped, even if the banks and Congress have fought Obama almost every step of the way.
By contrast, Congressman James McGovern has voted right on issues relating to domestic and foreign policy, including his call for an exit strategy in Afghanistan.
McGovern deserves both our support and our vote in the November election.