I doubt if many of those earning $250K above would be here, but I am very sure that there are families, relatives and friends here who know of such
persons in that tax bracket, and this appeal falls upon them to reach out to the wealthy, for together, we make up our society.
Alhough the financial cliff is temporary averted, much funds are still needed for help from the wealthy. After the acrimonious infantile acts in
Congress, now it is to go beyond that - an appeal for voluntary effort and integrity from the rich.
Even though in a financial crisis, the rich had not suffered much. Perhaps no new lamboghanni this year, or lesser trips to Paris, etc. But when
compared to the suffering middle class and poor, whom struggles with bills, education, low wages, life to live, the rich are living a good life.
It is time for all to share. Good times do not last, but so too bad times.
When good times return, the rich can continue with their self indulgence as they please. But these times are not good times, and many need help, not
of the sinking hole charity type, but the 'teach a man to fish' kind whereby wealth is distributed as social expenses to elevate all, leaving none
America is not broke, as its human capital alone is priceless. It has only cash flow problems. And the rich can help by easing this flow by
contributing more taxes. It will not be used for moronic bush type wars, but for social expenditure such as education, health, infrastructure
Improving health will improve the economy, as more will return to work and less sick leaves. Improving education will enlarge the pool of thinkers and
doers that will make a society grow economically and socially. Improving infrastructures will ensure greater productivity for the economy to thrive,
with less time wasted in jams or alternate routes, better electrical supply, better subsidary factory and recreation support, etc.
Helping out now will not only ensure helping fellow americans, but the economy as well, as it will stimulate, create jobs and may even DOUBLE the GDP
with so much economic activities to be carried out.
Money needs to be circulated. Horded up, it will only gather dust. And worse will be the austerity driven mob middle classes and poor, whom will see a
real wealth gap.
Their forefathers had helped made the rich today through their sacrifices in hard work and blood to building up the nation. But the descendants are
now suffering, while the rich hoarded up their wealth, gambled in casinoes in LA and Wall ST, or push up property prices and rents by speculating on
properties resulted the 99% soon to live off the streets.
Thus, this appeal is made today before push comes to shove, as it ultimately will. That which is build up, can be brought down if only the few gets to
benefit unconscionably more while the rest suffers. This is no mere opinion, but facts and reality - just look at what is happening in Greece, Spain,
Europe,etc. Is this what the rich wants America to be?
May the rich wake up in time and realize what they are doing to society. We came with nothing and will leave this planet with nothing anyway.....