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During a senate meeting Tuesday, majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called for talks on budget issues, as the country has found itself in great financial strain as of late.

In true Democratic fashion, Reid proposed: “It is the sense of the Senate that any agreement to reduce the budget deficit should require that those earning $1,000,000 or more per year make a more meaningful contribution to the deficit reduction effort.”

In essence, Reid suggested that millionaires share the burden of most struggling middle class Americans (and Americans in general) by contributing more to the pot, essentially—a common ideology of the Democratic Party. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) fired back that such a postulation was “rather pathetic.”

What is so pathetic Mr. Sessions? The fact that millions of Americans are unemployed? Or is it the fact that the median income for American households sits around $50,000?

Sessions comment was a slap in the face to every blue-collar American, every minority who has to work to overcome the disadvantages in education, economics and socialization, every single child that will grow up to work an honest job as a teacher, nurse or city worker. These everyday Americans count on their Government to put their best interests at heart, and sadly that is not the case today.

We stand on a constitution that is supposed to guarantee the right of pursuit and happiness. But when men and women, like so many parents that I know, have to work day in and day out to barely pay bills, let alone live a comfortable life for them and their children, it suggests that somewhere our Government has failed us.

What Sessions comment pervades is a commonality within the Republican Party; the absurdity of holding on to their pockets while the rest of America suffers.

Glad to see how you really feel, Mr. Sessions. And this coming from a guy who called his Black subordinate “boy” and tagged the NAACP as “un-American” and “Communist-inspired.”

Maybe if the rest of the GOP would stop veiling their true sentiments, we could have real, honest discussions about the true cause of our financial drought. America is faced with economic strains because of greed; greedy CEOs, politicians and other fat cat millionaires who only seek to preserve their own wealth, and in the process they use middle- and lower- class Americans as collateral.

If Congress does not come to an agreement on the nation’s deficit it will be because Republicans chose to be stubborn, mercenary politicians rather than elected safeguards for their constituents.

Many people always go up in arms when it’s suggested that the GOP, or in the words of Kanye West, when “George Bush doesn’t like Black people.” But when Americans, African-Americans especially, most succumb to the financial strains of America, what are they supposed to think? Surely not that Congress and the Republican Party cares anything about them.

America as a whole got us into this financial predicament, therefore everyone needs to share the burden, including gluttonous millionaires holding on to their bank accounts.

Now that’s pathetic.


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