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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Aaron Rodgers, Mayor deBlasio and Economic Inequality

Aaron Rodgers, Mayor DeBlasio and Economic Inequality
So, are Aaron Rodgers and his ilk the villains here? They're the face of the one percenters, the rich who live at a level so much higher than the underprivileged of Green Bay and New York. Is Aaron making the problem worse?









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Aaron Rodgers, Mayor de Blasio and Economic Inequality

By Evan Nehring

I plan to take a large chunk of my blog space this year to talk about poverty. Let's start here.

Aaron Rodgers is about to take the field for our Green Bay Packers in the wild card round NFL playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers. After the dramatic win in Chicago last week to get here, cheeseheads like me are excited for the at least the chance to see Aaron do something special in the playoffs. He's our 130 million dollar man!

Photo Credit: Mike Morbeck on Flickr Creative Commons

So what about that? It's a lot of money and income inequality is a hot button issue these days. Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the mayor of New York City this week. Economic inequality was at the heart of his campaign.

When I said we would take dead aim at the tale of two cities, I meant it. And we will do it!

He is talking about the growing gap between the rich and the poor in New York City. So, are Aaron Rodgers and his ilk the villains here? They're the face of the one percenters, the rich who live at a level so much higher than the underprivileged of Green Bay and New York. Is Aaron making the problem worse? Is American culture corrupt to pay him so much? Is Aaron a symptom of the coldheartedness of capitalism?

Photo Credit: americans4financialreform on Flickr Creative Commons

I plan to have a good long conversation about poverty this year. I have much to say. The Bible has much to say. But today, right off the bat, what do you have to say?

Comments Are Always Welcome...

What do you have to say about economic inequality?

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