In this country, 80 percent of the people control only 7 percent of the nation's wealth, while less than 5 percent of the people control more than 70 percent of the nation's wealth.
The great redistribution of wealth to the wealthy began with the Republican Party's embrace of its infamous "trickle-down" economic philosophy. The trickle that never quite made the drip stage before being overcome by greed. The same trickle-down nonsense that the first and intelligent President George H.W. Bush referred to as "voodoo economics." Truer words were never spoken.
With the growing national debt, Republicans look to cutting social programs, while holding tax increases for the wealthy as a sacred cow. Take from those who can least afford it, while protecting the resources of those who have much more than they will ever need. Misplaced values of a Christian nation?
Social Security has not contributed one dime to the national debt, yet it along with Medicare, Medicaid, health care, unemployment insurance and all social programs are on the Republican chopping block. But tax increases for the wealthy are not even a consideration.
Even our state legislators, Sen. Tom Davis and Rep. Bill Heberkersman, are in tune with this disgraceful redistribution of wealth. Though they voice their concern for the human costs associated with the governor's cuts in social programs, such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, they stand firm in protecting the "haves" of the community at the expense of the "have-nots." Just where are our priorities?
Tony AmadeoSun City Hilton Head