Miller Hudson pretty much hit the nail on the head with his column in the Nov. 22 issue about moving America ahead and the growing income disparity between the middle class and the ultra wealthy. Although there is plenty of blame to go around, certainly the fact that America’s military and its political handmaidens (mostly in the Republican Party) continues to have a Cold War mentality that burdens us with supporting hundreds of bases all around the world that have less to do with national defense and much more with feathering the pockets of the defense industry and our so called “allies.”
If you would like to see many of the same that Hudson made from a slightly different perspective, I suggest that you go on Netflix and pull up the documentary “The Flaw,” in which the director, David Sington, does a great job of explaining the devastating impact that the Great Recession has had on our economy and the middle class.
Rep. Spencer Swalm
R-HD 37, Centennial