The Pardu

The Pardu
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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Income Inequality Will Eventually Kill A Nation

Income inequality is a far more serious problem than any politician will admit. Democrats will minimally acknowledge the problem with spikes like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders carrying the caution flags. Most Democrats address the issue only tacitly while President Obama does what he can among the myriad of issues that consume him on a daily basis. Nonetheless, he recently forayed into "the poor and poverty" while attending a conference. His touching into US poverty in America unavoidably (and admirably) reached conservative media and its dominate media outlet: Fox New.

Fox News and many conservative Americans have gone 'fusion ballistic' with regard to the president's comments. Without going there, the presidents remarks embodied the ugly truth about reality of Trickle Down (Supply Side) Reaganomics (Economics).  

Regardless of conservative America's and conservative media indifference, the poor simply a current system of a deeper problem. 

Conservatism kills; Indifference and denial are its tools!

The perfect example of conservative denial, callousness and outright ignorance on the topic, I offer comments from Joe Scarborough on Wednesday of this week.

MSNBC's Morning Joe
Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough criticized President Barack Obama for his attack on Fox News yesterday during a discussion on poverty at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit at Georgetown University. 
Scarborough said, “I don’t know where to start. In a bipartisan summit you decide a cable news channel as the problem. Saying that Roger Ailes’ network calls people leeches, sponges, and lazy, at a summit that’s supposed to bring both sides together on poverty, is stunning to me.”
Now take a moment for a Fox News segment from the most insensitive and mentally deprived show on Fox News: Fox and Friends. It is important to keep in mind, Fox News provides what its customers (viewers) want. 

TPI article 
Fox News opened for its morning viewers (May 13, 2015) with an insult beyond comprehension.  Steve Doocy reminds of why he was best suited for work as a carnival barking mouth piece.   Fox News Host: "If You Don't Want To Be Poor," Get A Job (VIDEO LINK)
President Obama happenstance into his remark about the poor and how conservative media is a hindrance to public opinion did not delve into deep consideration of income inequality. Let's into the deeper topic for a few minutes. 

The following graphic is making the rounds on progressive social media. The chart is a graphic illustration of the net impact of GP economic policy. If you need a bit of direction consider the graphic from years 1979 to present, we offer the  definitive chart.  The nation's Top 10% have enjoyed a roller coaster like ride of income expansion without lifting a finger beyond contributions to the political party that circles the wagons around the economic reality. 

 Pavlina Tcherneva
Actually, the GOP is much more effective at 'wagon circling' protection of the nation's Top 10%, than any westward bound invasion of the US Plains Territories.

I suspect you do not need any direction in reading the chart, however a 2104 piece related to income inequality in England included the chart with just a bit more detail. It seems the author may have sought opportunity to point a telling finger at President Obama. I believe the author failed to consider the design deterioration trickle-down lays on people who live outside the bliss and idyllic lives of the Top 10% (ers).

Income inequality is a serious matter. A social dynamic many in the nation simply ignore as a sidelight item behind their more excitable a driving social paradigm. Incidentally, our economic well being may provide a false feeling of comfort from the ravages of the poor or the impoverished. But, it is important to remember, social dynamics often spread to other aspects of life. As with the case of most conservative Americans, social paradigm has them rapped in a mindset as absolute as a star being puling into ta terrestrial Black Hole. They vote GOP, regardless of candidate and platform, in complete compliance within a carefully developed social voting bloc.

Here is the perfect example:

"Can't Vote for Dem Democrats!"

Income inequality is not as distant as indifferent form our lives a political party who would deprive minorities (especially African-Americans) a fair opportunity to vote. It is a socio/economic reality that engulfs and strangles on one end of the economic spectrum while providing more yachts, private jets, multi-million dollar mansions, and Bentley's for the family teens on the other end of the spectrum.

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime. He spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Germany, 1937.Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:  First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— 
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— 
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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