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【大俠行天下日記 / 為貧窮者呐喊/美南新聞集團董事長 李蔚華】


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數以萬計的遊示者上週在首都華盛頓手舉牌子遊行至賓州大道上, 高声疾呼要大家注視貧窮及低收入者,在公共衛生 、住宅、 暴力、 墮胎、 勞工待遇各方面面臨之不公平對待, 他們並高舉把資本主義埋葬起來之標語。

誠然 ,今天我們的社會経濟之發展 ,早已呈現贫富懸殊之不對等狀況 ,這個社會之大部分財富是撐握在極少數人手中, 而百分之七十五以上的美國人都處於寅吃卯糧之窘境。

許多美國人是生而不平等之家庭中成長 ,他們的父母離異, 童年時在單親父或母之環境中成長 ,單親家庭靠政府補助生活困難 ,自然無法得到完整之教育機會, 換言之, 他們在起跑點線上已經落伍了, 許多人在他們的整個人生過程中, 多半是以體力來謀。

政府資源分配有待加強 ,我們是個資本主義之國家, 一切是向錢看, 在全美國近五千家銀行中, 只有近七十家屬於亞太平洋裔社區, 要成立一家金融機構 ,不但手續繁複,而且要求條件非常苛嚴 ,對少數民族社區而言 ,得到政府在資金上之奧援顕然不易 ,尤其是非裔及拉丁裔之情況更糟了。

因此,我們要呼籲政府為了拯救社會貧富不均,必須從根做起, 教育乃國家之百年大計,我們支持拜登總統計劃把全國社區大學改為全部免費入學, 重新分配對中小企業資金之貨款方式為少數族裔增開銀行金融貸款機, 這才是國家資源之再次公平分配。

Shout Out For The Poor

Tens of thousands of people marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. last week and shouted out for everyone to pay attention to the unfair treatment faced by the poor and low income people in public health and housing who daily face violence, illegal abortions and poor labor treatment. The crowd held high a slogan that read, “Burn Capitalism in America!”

Admittedly, today’s society and economy has long been unequal with the gap between rich and poor. Most of the wealth in this country is in the hands of a few people.

Many young Americans have grown up in broken families and many live in home environments with a single parent. For their entire childhood, because of economic challenges, they rarely complete their education. In other words, they are behind at the starting point in the job market with few or no skills, so most of them spend their lifetimes working at unskilled labor jobs.

The allocation of government resources also needs to be distributed equally. We are a capitalist country. Everything depends on money. According to recent statistics, we have nearly 4,500 banks in America, but we only have 72 banks that belong to the Asian Pacific community. It is very difficult to establish a bank, and it is not only complicated, but it also requires that very strict conditions must be met.

We are here to urge President Biden to change the community college system and allow free enrollment for all. Let all the people get a better education and a better chance to be a success.

When we talk about business opportunities, people need financial assistance. We need to help the African and Asian communities to enable them to start their own businesses.

Wealth distribution has become one of the most important social issues these days. Unless we take care of the poor in our society, there will inevitably be more social problems.

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