In the last few months, we've seen something truly amazing happen. The 1 percent is in "they fight you" mode, in some of the crudest terms possible. They are attacking the movement for equity in the country, and -- at least rhetorically, for now -- they want to burn it.
Though many of us are not among the highest income earners in this country, our relative wealth and comfort puts us in a unique position to offer assistance, yet most of us do not. Our behavior towards the most needy among us begs the question: do the wealthy really see the poor?
I'm perpetually annoyed by the blind reverence and adulation African Americans seem to shower on our president despite the fact that few of them can name a single thing he's done, other than get himself elected, to help them.
In recognition that both parties are spending --with the help of PACs--an estimated $10 billion from now until election day, primarily on TV ads to sway voters, here's the speech that could guarantee a victory for President Obama.
Bain Capital made Mitt Romney a much wealthier man than he already was as the heir to Daddy's fortune. But was it good for America? Hardly. Is this the American Dream? Perhaps only for the already wealthy Romney.
Whether or not you believe that on December 21st a cataclysmic event will occur, you can agree that on November 6th there will be a monumental presidential election to determine whether U.S. democracy survives.
Americans don't like debt, including bills owed by their government. It weighs on them, even when it's to create jobs and speed recovery. That's why there was a deficit Super Committee. But for the majority of millionaires, incurring debt does not evoke anxiety.