In Case You Haven’t Figured It Out

Letter to the editor, Monterey Herald, February 28, 2023

Have you ever wondered how, in the richest country in the world, so many Americans are hungry, homeless, lacking health care and living in poverty? In fact, about 64% of our population is living paycheck to paycheck. How can that be? Here’s a clue: three people in this country (Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Elon Musk) have more wealth than the bottom 50% (look it up!). Allow me to spell it out: the wealthy control America’s economy and Congress and the Supreme Court appear satisfied with this arrangement.

— Arlen Grossman, Del Rey Oaks

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