Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A New - New Deal

The average Tea Bagger, who is woofing and yapping loudly against Obamacare, will greatly benefit from Health Care Reform. While the bill is not perfect, even President Obama admits as much, it is a great step forward in strengthening our country, economy and the much overlooked middle-class.

In Dude, Where's My Country, Michael Moore points out, Roosevelt's New Deal had created a massive middle class and the gap between rich and poor had actually decreased 7.4 percent form 1947 to 1968.

By contrast, the income disparity between poor/middle-class and rich has exponentially grown in the last 30 years. In fact, a recent study done by University of California Berkley reports the income gap is at an all time high:

Income inequality in the United States is at an all-time high, surpassing even levels seen during the Great Depression...in the economic expansion of 2002-2007, the top 1 percent captured two thirds of income growth.

Why are the Tea Baggers so blindly following Republican rhetoric, once again, Michael Moore states:

I believe that many are lost in their own anger and have been manipulated by propaganda intended to get their blood boiling. The corporate, religious, and political chieftains know just which buttons to push to get otherwise decent and well-meaning people on their side.

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