Sunday, March 23, 2008

Life Gap

The Times reported today that there is a growing gap in life expectancy between rich and poor, black and white. Not surprising but utterly sad.

The most telling aspect of the report is that from 1966 until 1980 the gap shrank only to start growing again in the 1980s... Wonder what happened?

Rightwing selfishness and anti-religious behavior of the Regan era has lead to more poor people dying. Thank God we have lower taxes, higher incarcerations rates and more guns. Sure helps all those people in need of boot straps with which to themselves up.

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