Look at this data on this website and follow along to what I’m about to hit really hard because this theory being pushed by the political right is all ‘smoke and mirrors’. The U.S. economy’s Gross Domestic Product year by year can be found at this website, www.bea.gov. The Bureau of Economic Analysis shows you in current-dollar estimates from 1929 to 2011.
In 1929 GDP was 103.6 billion. In 1954 GDP was 380.4 billion. In 1979 GDP was 2,562.2 trillion. In 1994 GDP was 7,085.2. In 2004 GDP was 11,853.3 trillion. In 2011 GDP was 15,075.7 trillion.
Where is the U.S. economy in its’ great assortment of industries lacking in “enough to go around”? When has this country ever had zero expansion in its’ history? Somebody needs to answer these questions for me right now!
Okay, so at no time did the United States of America stop growing its’ economy. Then tell me why do we have a political party on the right whipping up people to fight against each other for a perceived lack of economic opportunity?
The numbers do not lie! America has grown over 8 straight decades! Why am I so easily fooled into believing my fellow citizens, legal or not, are taking from me something that the entire country has kept going in spite of its’ exclusionary tactics alive and well today. Everybody has contributed to the vitality of this country!
Maybe some of you in the majority have relished your access card (doors opened with little or no effort or qualification but color of skin) too much, seeing that many minorities now possess access cards.
Could it be that access is given on merits and abilities and many minorities have honed those skills to high levels because that is what it took most of the time to get a job?
Maybe “the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice”, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I have said it many times, “progress will take off and leave you standing in a dust cloud if you don’t have the skills necessary to take a seat and ride it to your destination”.
Just because you are coughing up all that dust and waiting for a clear view doesn’t mean we should pity you. If you have enjoyed a benefit (access card to the good America has to offer at the expense of others) that you didn’t earn, stop being mad at losing it and humble yourself to care about the troubles of your fellow citizens.
Everyone needs to have the same access you’ve enjoying erroneously to the American economy. There is no shortage of resources and certainly there is enough to go around for everybody in this country. Stop being angry with other people and be angry with yourself because you have contributed to the suffering of others when you enjoy a system rigged to oppress everyone that was unfortunately not in the majority in America.
There has always been an unbalance to America’s promise, but the arc of the universe seeks balance and it never loses.