Those over the age of 60 recall with fondness another time and another place in the United States of America. As former President Jimmy Carter recalls, in those olden days this nation actually possessed a “middle class.” In discussing his program Habitat for Humanity he noted: “the disparity between rich people and poor people in America has increased dramatically since when we started. The middle class has become more like poor people than they were 30 years ago. So, I don’t think it’s getting any better.” He meant that thirty years ago a man could earn enough–in one job– to buy a house,send his children through college, and still have some money in the bank.
We are currently living in the era of Capitalism personified. Equality of taxation is a myth. Make more money and one will wind up paying less taxes. Got dough, you will get more dough. Be poor, it is your own damn fault for not being born into money.