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  1. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 7 months ago

    The American worker/wage earner is still feeling the repercussions of shipping jobs overseas: not just in manufacturing, but in customer service, tech support and many other areas of business. This has created a huge vacuum where there were once well-paying jobs. It is the wealthy who greatly benefited from the emigration of labor by making greater profits. The top 1-2% want to live in the United States, with its beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers and forests, with its strong military protection and, fo now, social & political stability. But, they are most unwilling to contribute to its maintenance, and don’t give a damn about the U.S. as a nation. They do, however, manage to write out very generous checks to the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial members of government.

  2. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 7 months ago

    I see no need (or method of enforcement) for a “maximum wage”, but seriously… how much money does a person really need ? If you are a multi-billionaire, when does the law of diminishing returns kick in – or does one simply become more avaricious, sitting like a guardian crab atop that pile of coins, attacking anybody who comes close to taking away a piece of their pile?
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    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. I posit that the same holds true for vast ownership of money. Money is power, and SCOTUS is tipping the scales in the direction of the oligarchs.
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    In 1985, some friends and I took a road trip to San Felipe to watch the Baja 1000. On the twisty road east from Ensenada just at sundown, I saw a small town sitting in the middle of a rocky arroyo. The ramshackle plywood buildings, with small glimpses of candlelight through open windows, surrounded a small hill atop which was a magnificent electric-lit mansion, landscaped with palm trees behind high walls, like some kind of medieval castle.
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    So will that be our fate, too? The Republicans want us to be just another third world country, with a lot of peons, and a few privileged elites who do what’s “best” for us? The oligarchs will control what we teach our children, what laws to obey, and what we see in the media?
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    The right wing screams that “liberals” are taking away their “freedom” without realizing that it is being taken away from them, piece by piece, through the hatred that is being fed to them with a fork and spoon.

  3. Brutatowski

    Brutatowski said, 7 months ago

    Actually what we need is a maximum wage in Washington d.c.

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 7 months ago

    And the post by the first troll, above, is either evidence of the success of right-wing propaganda to influence the feeble-minded, or as payment to be a jerk – in nasty self-satisfaction or actual coin.

  5. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 7 months ago

    We billionaires are an oppressed minority; everyone attacks and denigrates us, we are deprived of opportunities to make money in America, we are taxed obscene amounts, we are picked on and badmouthed by the common people, discriminated against, marginalized. Anyone pretending to be interested in social justice would be defending and supporting us.

  6. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 7 months ago

    @Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy said, “You should be jumping for joy, good Sir, at the return to the 19th Century.”


    But it’s STILL NOT ENOUGH. There is still a little private property left in America that we don’t yet own.

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 7 months ago

    @Joadtom

    Nice to see you know how to copy and paste. Now why don’t you peddle that wonderful example of altruism to the Republicans and their pals, like Bill-o? Hannity? Rush?

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 7 months ago

    @Joadtom

    Joad, thank you for sharing your optimism.

  9. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 7 months ago

    @Joadtom

    I’ve mixed feelings about Gates. He pioneered the export of American software jobs overseas, including many thousands from his own company. He actually held seminars for CEOs, on how to offshore their American workers for profit.

  10. echoraven

    echoraven said, 7 months ago

    @Zuhlamon

    Your first post was almost brilliant until you went on “the blame game”. The 1% have gotten better UNDER OBAMA. Not that the republicans are blameless (they are more accurately clueless) but the democrats don’t care about the working class anymore than the republicans do, they are just better at lying about it.

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