I say to Mitt Romney, when we say that Americans are waking up to the reality that inequality matters, we're not guilty of "envy" or "class warfare," as he claimed on TV.
Nor are we talking about everybody earning the same amount of money. That's the straw man apologists for inequality raise whenever anyone tries to get serious. We're talking what it takes to live a decent life.
If you get sick without health coverage, inequality matters.
If you're the only breadwinner and out of work, inequality matters.
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If your local public library closes down and you can't afford books on your own, inequality matters.
If budget cuts mean your child has to pay to play on the school basketball team, sing in the chorus or march in the band, inequality matters.
If the props are knocked out from beneath your pension, inequality matters.
Many were not born with a silver spoon, but we went to good public schools, played ball at a good public park, lived near a good public library and drove down good public highways -- all made possible by people we never met and would never know.
There was an unwritten bargain among generations. They took a hunk of it and passed on the rest to the upcoming generations
Why and in whose interest is it fading away?
SANDIP DASVERMA, Richland