Solving the income disparity between the sexes

One of the biggest problems facing the U.S. is the massive ideologically-driven income gap. Fewer people in the middle hurts the economy: despite the myth, the wealthy only create jobs when people are spending – and poor people don’t have much to spend. But fear not, there is a bright side to this.

Currently women make roughly 75 cents to every dollar that men make. That isn’t the bright side and it sounds pretty terrible. Because it is. But that is among all age groups. The numbers gets slightly closer as one gets younger and younger, even if they are still quite a bit apart. It is there, however, that is where the solution lies.

As big box stores and other huge corporations become more and more the norm, people are given fewer and fewer good choices for employment. Yes, the days of real pay are over, but look on the bright side: if everyone is making $8 an hour and there is no middle class, as Republicans and other ideologues want, then from where will disparity between the sexes originate? There will still be big gaps between those at the very top, sure, but they make up a very tiny percentage of the population. As the so-called “job creators” become richer and richer, the jobs they’ll be creating will employ a great number of people – part time, at eight bucks an hour and with no real benefits. Even if men make $8.15 an hour, such disparity will hardly be noticed. Indeed, the sort of peanut raises so many Americans get today already go unnoticed.

The Republican-caused income gap

Not that the Democrats are innocent in all this, but our massive income gap lies primarily at the feet of the party of big business.

A huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244.

Anyone who denies that an ever-widening income gap somehow isn’t a problem is an ideological chump. Weaken the middle class and you weaken the economy. Thanks Reagan!

Just take a look at the facts. The rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer.

Ooo! I know, I know! Let’s give the rich more tax breaks! That will fix things right up! Ya know. If you ignore facts and junk.

Thought of the day

Republican policies have traditionally increased the income gap.