September Letter To The Editor

One of the more disgusting and self-serving Right-Wing lies propagated by the GOP and Conservative pundits is that the wealthy have “earned it” and somehow the less affluent just haven’t tried hard enough, or worse yet, are too lazy or not motivated enough to make it big in this country.

Why non-wealthy Conservatives believe this load of horse dung is hard to understand.  Maybe they are just hard-wired to always react to fear and anger instead of logic and reason.

For this obscene idea to have any merit whatsoever, one would have to believe that the “playing field” we are all born onto is even.  In fact, the ONLY way we “are all created equal” is the fact that every human being is born with some level of potential for some manner of accomplishment.  Beyond that, nothing is even close to equal.

How many of today’s wealthy were simply born into wealth and never had to earn anything?  To use a football “playing field” analogy, those born into wealth are born already in the end zone doing their touchdown dance.  Most of those born into the middle class are born on a decent field, but at their own 20 yard line with 80 yards to go.  Those born into poverty?  They also have 80 yards to go, but the football field they are born onto is made of quicksand!  And sadly it is almost impossible for the poor to fulfill their potential, and that is bad for ALL of us!


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