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Name: The Republican Party
Occupation: America's right wing
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: making the wealthy happy
While we worry about starting another war, this time with Syria or Miley Cyrus riding a wrecking ball buck-assed naked, we should be worried about another matter in America.
That matter, my friends, is the fact that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
A recent finding by the IRS shows that the wealthiest Americans are now keeping more and more of their money. As a matter of fact, income inequality is now at its highest since the 1920's. In other words, if you're rich, only a small portion of your income ends up back in the hands of Uncle Sam while the poor pay more.
Of course, that same statistic caused a little something called "The Great Depression", which lasted well into the 1940's. When FDR was president, he raised taxes significantly amongst the wealthy, creating new jobs and industries that benefited all. Things were pretty good until 1981 when a B-movie actor became president.
Under Reagan, the wealthy got a huge tax cut while the middle class lost their unions, saw wage cuts and so on. When Reagan was president, the minimum wage did not rise one bit, and by 1989, towns like Detroit and Flint saw their automotive past go bye-bye.
In 30 years, the only president that worked hard to balance the budget and make all Americans' lives better was Clinton. When the second Bush was in office, that surplus went away and in 2008, the economy blew up.
True, Obama had a good two-year run, but that got screwed thanks to the Koch Brothers and the Tea Party. Now, we're stuck with a Congress that only 9% of all Americans approve of and the fact that they would rather eliminate Obamacare over creating jobs and lowering taxes amongst the poor and middle class.
Yes, we should worry about Syria, but as for Billy Ray's little girl, she'll be dead of a Molly overdose by 27. We should worry about the fact that the 1% is getting stronger while we get weaker. Obama needs to be more like FDR and not an aspartamed version of him. Since Goldman Sachs funded his 2008 campaign, that's what we get. We want change, but we don't see a lot of it yet.
But hey! I got a raise!
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