A common campaign message from Democrats, including the Biden ad I saw on television last night, is that all Americans deserve a fair shot at the American Dream. I beg to differ. I do not want a fair shot, I want a fair share. Until most recently, most of us were working full and according to earlier reports, 44% of U.S. Workers were paid $18,000. I do not want 44% of Americans to get a fair shot at a higher wage. I don’t want to leave to chance with some getting it and others not, as in any game of chance where all have a fair shot. I want all who work to get a fair share of the bounty that we all, as a nation, create. No, this is not a cry for communism or everyone getting the same regardless of effort or any other nonsense. No, this is a cry for a fare share of the wealth. Who decides what that fare share is? We do, just as we have in the past and just as we have in the present where the top 1% holds over $25 trillion in wealth, which exceeds the wealth of the bottom 80 percent. We made the decisions that lead to this. We can make decisions to change that. We must not simply press for a chance at it, a shot at it, but commitment to make it happen.
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