Speaking of yuck...wait till that slimy, greedy, self-important hypocrite Newt comes under greater scrutiny in coming weeks.
"Big Idea Man" wants to solve the economic crisis by repealing child labor laws and putting poor children to work as janitors. I'll bet some well-connected janitorial firm in Washington paid him 1 million to float that idea. Yuck.
What about the many, many American citizens who work full-time, hold down two jobs, etc, but don't make enough to live on, let alone to pay income taxes?
The 1% have succeeded both in passing the social cost of low wages onto taxpayers in the declining middle, and convincing those same taxpayers that the mass of hard-working Americans at the bottom are scrounging, are 'the enemy.' This is the definition of successful class war.
What about those millions of American citizens at the bottom whose hard work and labor creates value to the extent, say, of 30 dollars per hour, but who receive but 8 dollars per hour in wages? Where does the other 22 dollars in value go? Of course it goes to the fat cats at the top, who now make 3,800 times the income of their average employees. Talk about living well off the hard work of others!
Part of that excess unearned income going to the top 1%, in turn, is used to buy propaganda on Faux News and elsewhere, to convince the declining middle class that working-poor Americans are the enemy. While we blame our less-fortunate neighbors for our ills, the fat cats in Manhattan penthouses are laughing all the way to the banks they own.
Occupiers are the true patriots. They are testifying to the obvious truth, that the 1 percent has killed the American Dream for their own private, selfish profit. Has any society in human history remained vital and healthy when the distribution of wealth is as skewed as it is in modern America?
Christianity is a fraud. Wake up folks, and embrace reason instead of myth.
Shameful, unpatriotic gouging exploitation. I'm waiting for all the right-wing cowards on this site to accuse this soldier of socialism.
The rich get richer. The rest of our citizens get police infiltration and surveillance, to make sure that our free speech rights, guaranteed by the Constitution, don't challenge the oligarchic rule of politicians and corporations who have presided over the loss of the American Dream to their own private, selfish benefit.