Monday, April 11, 2011

Separate But Equal????

I remember when the phrase "separate but equal" referred to the segregation of schools. It was okay as long as the non-white schools were equal to the white schools. Now it has taken on an entirely new meaning, one that is frightening and far-reaching.

We are fast becoming a nation divided. Not along racial lines as many still want to believe but economic lines. It has been reported in numerous studies and editorials that the wealthiest 4% pay less in taxes then the lowest 40% to 50% of the rest of the population. That there are corporations that rake in billions of dollars in profits and pay less than 1% in taxes. There are even some, through loopholes in the tax code who pay nothing at all in taxes.

We are being driven back to the dark ages where the gulf between the haves and the have nots was enormous. The truly sad thing about this is we are doing it to ourselves.

I hope we wake up soon.