Agitate, Educate, and Organize ~OO~
Since Mr. Reagan was elected (35 years),
America’s GDP grew 150%, productivity
grew 75%, ad inflation-adjusted wages
of the median American worker rose 6%.
The Republican party represents only
the 1% (more accurately the 1/100th of 1%).
The Democratic party has capitulated to
Wall St. The rich are getting incredibly
richer. The biggest corporations pay little
or no taxes (hiding money offshore, or
blatantly stashing $2.5 trillion right
here in the U.S.), the cost of higher
education is increasingly out of range
of many in the middle class (unless
they go eyeball deep in debt), employer-
paid health care and pensions are disappearing…
and so is the middle class. That’s just
FACTS, and what is also true is that
we’ve seen a 35-year war on unions
and public education –the two
institutions that essentially CREATED
the Great American Middle Class
from 1945 to 1975, one generation).
I believe the economic ruin of that
middle class–which, in addition to
not getting a raise for 30+ years
actually lost 40% of it’s wealth in
the Bush Recession–is tied to the
right-wing take-over of media
(especially talk radio, but also
Fox/Faux “News” which is, as
Tony Snow admitted on his
deathbed, simply a mouthpiece
for the Republican party), and
its’ nonstop assault on unions
and public education. Google
Scott Walker and Unions, if you
doubt this. I’d love conservatives
to “refute” this information.
Just in case I got it wrong.
Maybe those 100 million middle class
workers just aren’t working as hard
as the 1/100th of 1%. Like the Koch
brothers, who “earn” a million bucks
AN HOUR, or hard-working Mr.
Romney, who “earns” $20 million
a year… collecting dividend
checks in the mail.