We hear a lot these days about the economy, with the President and GOP politicians declaring that the country is doing better now than ever before. And for them and their wealthy donors, that’s certainly true. But they’re ignoring the tens of millions of people across the country who struggle to make ends meet.
In this wealthy country, 560 people – all worth many billions of dollars – control a shockingly large part of the country’s wealth. That money has been removed from our economy and is sitting in savings accounts, many of them offshore, earning more money for people who already have more than they need. And too many of the rest of us are struggling as a result. This article talks about the 40% of Americans who struggle every day to make ends meet. The reasons vary. Many have immense college debt yet can find only a service job, paying paltry wages. For others, an injury or illness threw them into debt from which they cannot extricate themselves. But one common theme runs through these stories – they grow out of policies embraced and advanced by the GOP. Republicans refuse to even consider policies that would help students afford college, or address the ballooning student debt crisis. Republicans refuse to raise the minimum wage in this country, forcing too many people to work two jobs or more just to house and feed their families. And Republicans refuse to adopt policies that would guarantee healthcare for everyone in this country, like every other civilized nation in the world.
Tom McClintock is fully on-board with the Republican agenda, opposing policies that would benefit the people he is supposed to serve. McClintock is selling us out, one vote at a time. This is one of the many reasons we oppose Tom McClintock. California’s Fourth District, and this country, deserve better.