|93% of the nation's wealth|
|Friday, January 28, 2011|
To the Editor:
A strategy that allows corporate moguls and government officials to become ever more giving one to the other, effecting in a state of secrecy (deregulation, misplaced power, media accountability, priorities, academia, et al) that undermines the greater number of people.
Consequently there are the corporate war profiteers and the ongoing casualties of endless war, along with Big Oil making billions while falsifying the scientific data of global warming that threatens the phenomena of life, as with insurance and health care corporations whose flagrant charge needs reproof. But then who by, now that corporate officials and government officials are made interchangeable?
Inasmuch as one might expect from a jackboot police state, people are losing their equality of rights, opportunity and the way they are treated, e.g., if you are denied insurance coverage of an organ transplant that you cannot afford – tough luck, die. Then there’s the increasing number living on the streets, under bridges and in tent cities widening the divide. But as a limited few prosper more so than ever, turning little loose to trickle down, state and local governments are savagely cutting back on essential social and environmental services and are coming up with increasingly “creative” ways of getting more from the greater number to make ends meet. However that only fuels the problem and keeps the status in quo.
Yet here’s the irony, in spite of all that’s going down, “many more” than the 7 percent holding most say, “I’m right, you’re wrong,” as they vote themselves even deeper down in that infernal hole where nothing is sacred.