My question: Why is it that millions of hard working folks in the US will get outraged at poor, uneducated women who need a paltry couple of hundred bucks a month to feed the children because there are no adequate resources in the crappy neighborhoods in which they live, and not be outraged that those wealthy people will knowingly and intentionally evade their civic responsibility? Wealthy people leave paying those taxes to those folks who are least able to do it: those hard working folks who are upset at "welfare" and think that is where their tax dollars are being "wasted."
I am all for stimulating the economy and creating jobs ala the Great Depression saving of folks. It's clear we are in a hell of a mess--albeit one created intentionally by greedy people with no thought to the consequences. What I hope is that finally, enough folks at the groundswell figure it out. In the words of Si Kahn, "What's good for big business has to give way for what's good for people." We did not get in this mess doing what is good for people, "ensuring the general welfare" of our citizenry.
I do not know what it will take to get us out of it, but I do know one thing. We will not solve a problem at the same level of thinking as created it in the first place.