A BETTER WORLD IS POSSIBLE
The middle class is carrying the weight of both public and corporate welfare. This is the only reason free education and free healthcare are not possible. If we force the oligarchs to pay their fair share, and finally give people a living wage; the weight of both falls away and we can finally progress with the rest of civilized world. This is the mission of democratic socialists. Nations that spend more on programs of social uplift than defense, are remarkably more stable, and much less paranoid and polarized. We can embrace progressive social policies and the free market. The only thing standing in our way is our own ignorance and fear.