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In my opinion, there is no reason to sit back and accept that the world is run by big, multi-national corporations. Just because this is where we’re at in our evolution at this time, doesn’t make it right and the place we should be. I may be labeled a bleeding-heart liberal, but I will always hold out hope for better, more enlightened humanity. So we now have a president who is sympathetic toward big business and he will strip away as many of the laws surrounding safe work practices as he can while at the same time giving business owners all the tax breaks he can while increasing the burden on the working class. The United States does not have healthcare coverage. If you work full time, your company is required to provide a plan, but that does not mean that they pay for it. It means that you can sign up to have the premiums deducted from your paycheck. Or you can choose to purchase your own medical coverage, which is not feasible for most working folks. The average American lives paycheck to paycheck and having to spend $500-$1000 a month for insurance coverage is out of reach. This results in people who simply exist with no coverage, hoping that they don’t get a serious illness or get into an accident that would send them to the hospital for days, ending up with $25K-$100K in medical bills that they have no possibility of paying.
Don’t get me wrong, I like to shop. Like everyone else, I like nice things. However, I also believe that sometimes one needs to rise above the selfishness and greed, and consider humanity as a whole. This is why I support the protesters. One of the rights we have in this country is that of peaceful protest. We are allowed to criticize our government if we feel it is wrong, and there is nothing un-American about doing so.