A Modest Proposal Essay

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The United States as you have come to believe is a very rich. While that is true for many people, some are still in deep poverty. For example Vermont’s overall poverty rate is at 11.5%, one of the highest in the nation. And “many individuals in deep poverty may not have any connection to government benefits or support systems,” says economist Keiran Millard Augustine. Wages and benefits are falling far behind what is needed to make ends meet. Workers in the bottom 30% of wage-earners saw a 1% decline in real wages between 2001 and 2007. At the same time prices for basic necessities like heating fuel, food and gasoline have tripled. A family of four must spend the equivalent of an extra full day’s work per month at minimum wage to buy the same amount of food as it did last year. So, in essence the rich are stealing from the poor. The rich have way too much money and many of them get their money by doing simple and easy jobs like acting and singing. While the poor do hard and laboring jobs and get next to nothing. The wealthy don’t need all that money and they spend it on useless crap like gold backpacks, $43 instant noodle soups and carbon fiber toilet seats. The society we live in is unjust. Giant monopolies are bunking up with the government to take advantage of the poor to acquire colossal capital and power. Corporations have procured their wealth by essentially robbing the lower classes. The government was supposed to watch over and manage the corporations not side themselves with them, UCLA professor Greg Graffin agrees saying“whatever happened to "we the people" not "Corporations are people". the government is playing a little game of "You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours" which exists today between the United States government and big corporations. When "steal from the rich, give to the poor" situations come up, most of the time the rich in question have acquired their riches through less-than-honest means. In that case, i think it's pretty okay.”...
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