How about a maximum wage law? |

How about a maximum wage law?

“Fiscal conservatives” might ponder this: If you made $40k annually, never spending a dime, you would need 25,000 years (!) to accumulate $1 billion. We have 490-plus billionaires in the USA where, on any given night, 600,000 People are homeless, and thousands more are hungry. That’s just “filthy, stinkin’” wrong (a phrase attached to both rich and poor). The Waltons, Kochs, etc. are an abomination!

Those who would impose “austerity” upon an already-strapped citizenry are merely the minions of these billionaires, as are your Supreme Court, your media, your rabid military, etc. This bickering broken Congress begs your “spare change” for re-election! Hah!

A maximum wage law would dramatically level the playing field. Billionaires haven’t exactly inspired an awake, informed and active citizenry, have they? One that might long ago have turned towards meaningful work via agrarian and egalitarian concerns,

Earth (of which we are all part) is pleading, “I have nothing more to spare. End extractive ‘growth!’” Tremendous work, not meaningless “jobs,” lies ahead merely sustainably feeding ourselves, while hopefully restoring dignity and the vibrancy of life on our planet.

Nory Fussell

Nevada City

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