The United States is a democracy? Taking from the poor and giving more and more to the immorality of wealth: That is greed. As this country provides billions of dollars in aid to countries of corruption, right-wing legislators deprive the people they represent of needed health care, food for the hungry, shelter and jobs.
Call me a tree hugger, a bleeding-heart liberal, whatever small minds conger, but I am a progressive Democrat. I believe in a fair and just system that could not, by moral conscience, deprive people of need. Would you not throw a life preserver to a drowning child?
But that is exactly what the right-wing legislature is doing: depriving those who are drowning of lifesavers.
We need a governing system with a moral backbone. Are any of those on Capitol Hill hungry? Unprotected? No, the answer is no.
Too many are power hungry, incompetent nobodies who are there to rattle cages, but the wrong cages.
Instead of starting at the bottom where the poor unfortunate are suppressed, why not start at the top where those with more money than they will ever need give, yes give, to those in need. If not give back, then taxed.
Justice is not being sought for the most vulnerable, but the most moneyed.
What kind of people are Americans who are willing to squash the most defenseless, send young people to give their lives for an unwinnable war of national interest (oil), deny veterans the opportunity to heal their wounds and yet soothe the immoral grabbing souls of those with millions or billions?
Has capitalism deprived this country of shame? Unfortunately, the answer is yes.
Geraldine Duffy, Forest Lakes