The government lies to us in many ways. Take Gross Domestic Product (GNP), for instance. That’s the measurement of all the production of services and goods, private and government, for any given period of time. The government says the economy via GDP is taking off, but history shows us this is an anemic recovery.
The reason for this is simple. The rich siphon off nearly 25 percent of the total income gained from the production of goods and services. That leaves the 99 percent with only 75 percent. Thirty years ago, the 1 percent took home about 7 percent of total yearly national income. That left the 99 percent with about 93 percent. Since the rich don’t purchase the things that make GNP grow, like cars, steres, iPads and food, the more money they redistribute from working people via legislation purchased in the corrupt political markets, means GNP will grow less and less as this process continues. The reason is simple. The rich mostly buy stocks, bonds and politicians. So the 99 percent today has less money to purchase the goods and services than they did thirty years ago. And they’ll have less a year from now thanks to Wall Street Obama, about 80 percent of the Democrats in congress, as well as 100 percent of Republicans.
That’s why GNP growth was much greater thirty years ago than it is now. That’s also why job and wage growth was higher then than now. Those tax cuts for the rich allowed them to buy more politicians and lobbyists; those tax cuts destroyed jobs in the process. Since the 1 percent continue to receive a growing amount of the total national income, meaning the 99 percent get less, the demand for goods and services is going to continue to drop, as is job growth. GNP growth will shrivel and die eventually.