Archive for April 30th, 2012
50,000 from all over the world are marching on Chicago, 80 more are holed up in lower Manhattan, planning the final stages of their protest tomorrow, others are putting the finishing touches on a planned march and rally in Portland, Oregon. Occupy is not alone; Jobs with Justice, Oregon Fair Trade, and other organizations are planning rallies against government corruption, free trade income redistributing treaties and the massive redistribution of income and wealth from the 99 to the 1 percent that the corrupt federal government has engineered during the last thirty years.
Posted in Economics, Economics, recession, free trade, income redistribution, Politics, the Rigged Game, wealth redistribution, tagged income redistribution, making less, productivity, Speedup, stock markets, wealth redistribution, Working more on Jam4000000amMon, 30 Apr 2012 10:52:13 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Good question! Why ain’t there no jobs? Let’s see? Wall Street, corporate CEO’s and other rich folks took a bunch and shipped them away, thanks to free trade treaties. But there’s still a ton of jobs in the United States! Right? You can bet your house on that! Oh, my bad. Everybody already did that and they lost their home equity to the rich. On the other hand, we’re all working more and earning less. That’s great for increasing the nation’s productivity, but all the benefits from working more and earning less have gone to the wealthy, mostly via higher corporate profits, rising dividends and enhanced share prices.
That’s why the stock market is such a good way of gauging how well the economy is doing. When it goes up, the 99 percent is worse off, when it goes down, it’s often because the 99 percent is doing a little better. Click on the link below and see how bad working folks have it. That’s why the economy is a rigged game. The results were fixed by your legislators and corporate bigwigs a long time ago.