MR Mister wrote:
I'm sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis (F... (
This has been true from a bout the end of WWll..
I say you do have a point.. but..
Our concept of being poor, rich, well off, keeping up with the jones, in not based on the rest of the world, it is based on our position in America..
Consider that wages have been nearly flat since the 70s. the wealth generated by our economy has gone nearly exclusively to the top 10% and not to the general public..
what the Dems, at least the dems I pay attn to are not dismantling anything, we only want a more equable part of the spoils of our Capitalism..
No one in their right mind wants to abolish Capitalism. But we also must note we need a regulated capitalism if the nation as a whole is to beneficent from a capitalist system..
You and I are bout the same age I believe.. in my case, started live in a 2 room tar paper shack far NW Minnesota. in the mide 50s Dad gave it up and moved tothe cities, got a good job as a carpenter..
Wages went up, bought a house, car, TV all that good stuff. I delved papters, stocked shelves etc..
Uncle Sam sent me to college and now I live on a ridge above a lake and rock away golden years..
Graeat, I am very comfortable, good health, fun people, even the rapid republicans who dominate this township..
But what have the recent round of young adults watched??
health care denied, or limited, job opportunities near none existent, inflation on food and energy so high they were removed from computation of COL, education so costly it is unreachable..
So what they are wanting is part of the wealth as seen in this nation, not what they could have with the same money in Bangladesh..