Vanishing Middle Class

Increasing the federal minimum wage is a start but so much more needs to be done to lessen the gap between the rich and poor. The Administration needs to press Congress for an overturn of the Citizens United Supreme court ruling, in order for there to be any hope that our political leaders can be elected without the backing of big corporate money. We also need to follow the lead of other Western countries that offer a free college education to all their citizens -- this is an investment in our future and should be financed by a careful dismantling of the American war machine. While we may have enemies in the Middle East, we have a much more neglected internal enemy -- the dumbing down of our society and the ever-increasing gap between rich and poor. Only the rich are prospering in this "capitalism out of control" economy. Until the wealthy can no longer buy political favor I don't see much opportunity for legislative initiatives that would foster social justice.