Monday, September 17, 2012

America- Land of Opportunity

As Democrats, we strive to make America a fairer, better place for us and our children.  We want our kids to have what we had growing up: a Land of Opportunity.  Fairness is paramount in a Land of Opportunity. We as Democrats believe that if a person works hard, they should be able to get a piece of the pie.  The problem today is that the deck is stacked against some people and in favor of others. Middle class values of thrift and hard work count for less than they did when we were growing up. Income (adjusted for inflation) has been flat since the 80s for the middle class. Given that health care and college education costs have grown faster than inflation, middle class earners have seen themselves fall behind over the years and the economic crisis of 2007-2008 only made it worse.  In 2010, 93% of all income gains went to the top 1% of earners. Social Mobility is lower in the United States than it is in Europe now.  This trend which has been ongoing since the Reagan administration shows no sign of ending soon. Imagine the world your grandchildren or great-grandchildren will live in 2052? Do we want our grandchildren to live in a world divided between haves and have-nots? Is that the promise of America? No.  How can we change it? Democrats will prevent corporate interests from stacking the deck and help struggling middle class families succeed. We need people to stand up for fairness and vote Democrat in November. With a clear Democratic majority, we can pass legislation that will foster American greatness, release American creativity and restore the middle class to where it belongs.  We can’t allow corporate interests to dictate what Americans can and cannot do. This is America.

1 comment:

  1. Unfettered corporate interests are a huge threat to our country. Yes, sometimes corporate and individual interests are in sync. But when they aren't, corporations win because they have the power. We don't have a democracy (rule by the people) if corporations are in control of our political process. Vote Democrat!