Like Derek and I this morning, the majority of the United States have been foolishly sleeping in and walking around brain dead.
I woke up, but stayed half asleep this morning. I listened to the sounds of people getting up in the tents around us. The light wind briefly blew a hot breath of port-a-pottie fragrance our way, much like the port-a-pottie of rich man’s politics has been filling us with the foul stench of lies and led us down the road to economic depression by diverting and depriving us of our senses and common sense for thirty years.
I was sore and tired and ready to return to sleep, but I couldn’t. I dragged my battered, aching body out of bed and headed for the communal showers. These are located in trailer rigs.
I grabbed an Oregonian newspaper and headed for breakfast with Derek. We grabbed pancakes, eggs, mush, sausages and coffee and headed for a table. I read the Oregonian. The front page didn’t shock me. I read the article.
“Hey Derek,” I said, “listen to this.”
Derek stopped eating and looked at me.
I read, “‘According to the Census figures, the median annual income for a male full-time, year-round worker in 2010–$47,715–was virtually unchanged, in 2010 dollars, from its level in 1973, when it was $49,065, said Sheldon Danziger, professor of public policy at the University of Michigan.’” I inhaled. “That’s stupid. Obviously these wages are not the same. They’d probably have to go all the way back to the sixties to make a more accurate comparison because wages were a tad lower in the years before 1973. That’s when wages peaked.”
I turned the page of the newspaper and read more, “‘And in new signs of distress among the middle class, median household incomes fell last year to levels last seen in 1997. Economists seized on a telling statistic: It was the first time since the Great Depression that the median U.S. household had a lower income, adjusted for inflation, than 13 years earlier, said Lawrence Katz, an economics professor at Harvard University.’”
Derek tilted his head a little and asked, “What does that mean?”
I said, “It means we’re in a Great Depression and the only thing holding up the economy is the New Deal. You can thank Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2, Obama, Blumenauer, Wyden and the Oregonian newspaper for that. I slammed the paper on the table.
This article will continue tomorrow if I have computer access. I’ll explain how the Oregonian newspaper, Blumenauer, Senator Ron “Hedge Fund” Wyden, and others brought about this disaster, and more importantly, how they intend to follow the same policies that they know will make things worse for the middle class. They’ll do this by redistributing income from the middle class to rich people.