Friday, October 24, 2008

Redistribution of Wealth

So far in Canada, not even someone on the right like Harper can get away with saying that you should avoid voting for an opponent because they want to redistribute wealth like McCain does daily. Many of the worlds problems are caused by the inequal distribution of wealth, but seemingly only in America can you still get poor people to vote for you by complaining that the Democrats want to give money to the poor by taking it from the rich. I've been poor most of my life, but it appears I have never been a dumb cracker.

1 comment:

kheimbuch said...

It is unlikely that we will solve any of the global issues that plague us: climate change, poverty, access to healthcare, education, equality, etc., without some redistribution of wealth. Sadly, several things stand in the way: neoliberalism and its derivatives, libertarianism and evangelical Christianity -- or when one reduces these memes to their base values, power, greed, selfishness, and ignorance, all reinforced by the insular shield of propaganda.