If you happen to be a liberal progressive ( some say a dying breed) then you must be heartened by the demonstrations going on around the country calling attention to the misdeeds and arrogance of the major banks in this country, especially the Bank of America.
Taking a cue from the effective tactics of the Tea Party movement, which has influenced the political conversation in Washington and throughout the country, this spontaneous gathering of the unemployed, the foreclosed, the bankrupt, the poor, the young and the disgusted has gotten the attention of the media and maybe the Washington power brokers.
Their collective message is that there are other problems in this country besides debt, deficits, government spending and Obamacare. There is growing income inequality ( we are now at the top of the world rankings) in this land of “equal opportunity”; there are huge tax injustices as those put upon millionaires and billionaires get the loopholes and the breaks, while the working stiffs get the crumbs; and there has been stagnant wage growth for the middle class, while the rich get richer and corporate executives recieve gargantuan rewards, sometimes for driving their companies off a cliff.
Sure there is class warfare going on in this country, but it is not a war against the rich demanding that they pay more taxes; it is rather a war against the middle class and the poor who are getting the shaft.
It is a little late, but Americans are beginning to get it : the wealthy job creators have had a decade of tax cuts and tax benefits but are reluctant to create jobs, corporations are sitting on trillions of dollars in profits and they remain risk averse, and the nation is slowly heading towasrd another recession and little is being done about this new catastrophe. However,the only answer coming from this wealth producing crowd is to ask for more of the same and bash government as some evil force among us. It is beginning to dawn on an ever larger group of Americans that class warfare is being waged against them, rather than those with seven and eight figure incomes.
There are so many problems facing this country that they are too many to count, but the fact that the current economic system is stacked against the average working man and woman must be at the top of the list. If we are going to wage economic and class warfare in this country, let’s be honest and admit that the middle class and the poor are the targets and the victims.