Growth will be uneven

The Globe is reporting that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. As Billie Holiday sang, "so the bible says and still it's news".

The Globe is reporting that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. As Billie Holiday sang, “so the bible says and still it’s news”.

And so it should be. I just hope every working person who voted for the succession of right wing governments that has plagued our nation since 1984 is reading.

It galls me to think of all the neo-cons who’ve sold us tax cuts as a way for the working stiff to get ahead.

All those folks in the lowest quintile who owe more than they’re worth getting sold on the notion of getting back a few hundred dollars when their taxes are cut, thinking this is how they will get ahead – it’s enough to drive you crazy. Even if you don’t have far to go.

I can see the logic. If you’re a working stiff and you haven’t seen a wage increase in ten years, you’re desperately looking for other ways to get ahead.

And so some Bob Roberts type comes along and offers to give you $400 in return for your vote and you say ‘yes’. Trouble is, the way he gives you your $400 also gives his wealthy top quintile buddies $4000. Or more.

When are we going to stop falling for this?