Is impossible to say America's societal health is good, and it is reasonable to conclude that policies based on cutting taxes without recognizing that it is in the societal interest to assure a decent quality of life for all, are destructive.
For the past several decades there's been a great commotion in the media about the biological roots of altruism and its counterpart selfishness. What saves us all is that reality comes to us not from media pundits.
Books like The Secret fundamentally emphasize the idea that we get what we deserve. This means, of course, that if you're poor or unemployed or sick, that's fair: it's what the "universe" says should be true.
Since '03, more than 15 federal investigations have uncovered the diversion of billions of dollars in federal small business contracts to Fortune 500 corporations and thousands of other clearly large firms.
On any one day, there is only so much money to go round. If the folks in the big office keep taking so much more than their fair share, it is the rest of those they employ who suffer. It is time to hike up taxes on the super-rich.