Something stinks in liberal America. The right to vote is shared by rich and poor, but poor people don’t run for public office. Why don’t we see more low income Americans in Congress? Despite their championing of the not so well-to-do, Democratic Party hypocrites help make sure that only those with piles of money can even think about political office.
Income inequality used to be a fact of life and not being poor was a goal. Now it’s a right funded by our government. Upward mobility used to be a goal, too, and a value we took pride in. It’s hard to be proud of something others do for you, though, especially when they are paying the bill.
If we learned nothing else in 2013, we know now that bipartisanship is worse than gridlock. Conservative politicians helped the White House and Congressional Democrats accomplish bits and pieces of their agenda while the opposition dug in its heels. If that wasn’t enough, RINOs in the Senate gave in on immigration reform, a critical piece of Barack Obama’s legacy.
Reading this will make you angry if you earn minimum wage, if you are an Illinois teacher waiting for retirement, a student counting on loan forgiveness, a bottom-feeding activist or organizer, or an illegal immigrant convinced you deserve everything. It should. Your president has pledged that America made a bargain with the people.¹ It owes us something.