Winning the Class War
Why don't the poor vote
themselves a raise?
The class war that no one wants to
talk about continues unabated.
Even as millions of out-of-work and otherwise struggling Americans are
tightening their belts
for the holidays, the nation’s elite are lacing up their dancing shoes
and partying like royalty
as the millions and billions keep rolling in.
Recessions are for the little people, not for the corporate chiefs and
the titans of Wall Street
who are at the heart of the American aristocracy. They have waged
economic warfare against
everybody else and are winning big time.
The ranks of the poor may be swelling and families forced out of their
may be enduring a nightmarish holiday season, but American companies
have just experienced
their most profitable quarter ever. As The Times reported this week, U.S. firms earned profits
at an annual rate of $1.659
trillion in the third quarter - the highest total since the
began keeping track more than six decades ago.
I saw a stat on either McLaughlin or Tweety.
In 1985, the richest five percent of Americans had $8 trillion dollars.
Today, the richest five percent of Americans have $40 trillion dollars.
With Republicans and Democrats and Obama falling over
to give the super-rich even more, that'll soon climb to $200 trillion.
...and the rest of us can eat the bark off the trees.
I think someone said the top two percent have 35% of America's wealth.
Why do we keep giving more to the super-rich, and remember,
the super-rich aren't hiring and
they haven't been for a decade.
So when some assbite rethug says, "A poor man never
gave me a job,"
remind him the super-rich are the exact same way.
Why should the super-rich invest in America when the
Democrat in the White House
wants to continue mailing them million dollar checks for doing nothing?
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