by Sarah Squires
From: Caroline Pine
Between 1975 and 2010, families in the bottom 20 percent of income brackets saw their income increase by 3.7 percent, while those in the top 5 percent saw an average of a 57 percent increase. Is this the America that our forefathers envisioned? Are you proud of this statistic? President Obama and educational institutions would have you believe that education is the answer to all our problems. Jobs that used to require no education at all or a one-year degree now require a bachelor’s degree. All that has happened is the colleges are making more money, and the government is blaming people who don’t have college degrees for their low income. No one needs a college degree to do a job that didn’t require one 10 years ago. How about we talk about the real problem? Greed. Greedy corporations and greedy business owners. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It’s the new American Anthem. And the consequences? Crime, violence, rape, sexual assault of children, mental and physical illness, and drug and alcohol abuse. Inability to make a living wage causes fear, anger, and stress which leads to these crimes and problems. We can change this. Start paying a living wage. Show equal respect for all jobs. Greedy business owners and corporate management have created many of our problems. Share the wealth and help heal our nation.