Time for change in America
FROM: JULIA BIEDENBACK COLORA
Dear reader, I want you to think about our federal government for a moment. I want you to picture Congress and the few hundred men and women that decide our fate. Go on, I’ll wait.
Do you feel angry? Disgusted? You should. For the past 20 years, the working class has seen their paychecks have less and less purchasing power. Congress has not raised the federal minimum wage since 2007, while giving corporations’ tax breaks and huge subsidies and passing laws that allow them to ship our jobs off to Mexico and Asia. Supposedly free trade keep prices low, but how well has that worked? Automobiles certainly don’t cost any less. Electronics certainly don’t cost any less (people are paying how much for an iPhone?)
So, if manufacturing costs have gone down and prices have gone up, where is the difference? Profit. It’s in the pockets of the already repugnantly wealthy. They get tax breaks while we can barely get lunch breaks. They get subsidized while we get downsized. They get trade deals while we get the raw deal.
Why would Congress put into effect so many laws that blatantly favor corporate America? I wonder, could it have something to do with the millions of dollars in campaign contributions bolstering their careers? The corruption must cease. No more taxation without representation.
We need to end corporate greed through government regulation and we can’t do that until we get big money out of politics. That means no billionaires and nobody supported by them. That means a movement of the people, by the people, for the people. That means Bernie Sanders.
Not sold? Good. I don’t want you to believe everything you read in a newspaper. Do your due diligence, do you research, make your own decision, come to your own conclusions. And whatever you do, vote!