Monday, November 20, 2017


I was born in 1933, the youngest of 5 girls. We girls were all born during the great depression years but we managed. Our family was definitely middle-to-lower class with my dad working and my mother taking in sewing to make ends meet. Despite this the 5 of us all graduated from College. I won a 4 year scholarship which consisted of $1,000 a year and between that and living at home and working part-time I was able to get a BS degree from Boston University. That would be impossible today.

It was in the mid 70’s that I first became aware of the disintegration of the middle class. That was when the spate of millionaires sprouted up over night and the powers-to-be assured us all that the “trickle down” theory would be the savior of our economy. The only problem was that all the breaks were given to this newly wealthy class and they conveniently forgot to “trickle” anything down to the rest of us. Now it’s 47 years later and we're being fed the same tired line again.

If our government is truly interested in Tax reform they could start by closing loopholes that make it possible for large enterprises and rich people to “hide” their incomes. Inequality in our nation is at the worst level since the 1920's and giving the richest of our citizens a huge tax break is not only ludicrous but it's testimony to the heartlessness of the current administration.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if our representatives, while seated around their food laden Thanksgiving tables this week, could actually FEEL the needs of those who voted them into office ?


Blogger Marie Smith said...

It would be wonderful if all politicians in Canada did the same, Ginnie.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Wonder when we will wake up to the fact that "trickle down" just doesn't trickle. Sigh.

8:34 AM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

They feel only the needs (wants) of the rich who donated so much to their campaigns. So much so they are willing to turn a blind eye against a pedophile in exchange for a vote. It's a sad time indeed.

Many of them do state it is not a good bill, but they feel obliged to pass SOMETHING.

10:04 AM  
Blogger possum said...

Obviously it is important to keep the VOTERS happy in order to stay in office, but their true obligation, as you noted, is to the folks who give them the $$ to run the campaign, and, as tRump is teaching us, they give them enough $$ apparently to spend anyway they want - like their legal bills. In return, they expect things to go their way. They expect to get their money back in some form or fashion.
Those big donors are not giving away anything, they are investing it!

11:47 AM  

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