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Actually, what Warren asks is, If the minimum wage had been allowed to grow at the same rate as productivity growth since 1960, it would be $22 an hour today. So who got all the money?

The answer is simple. The 1 percent redistributed all the money to themselves using federal legislation, while orchestrating a propaganda campaign via the corporate propaganda machine known as the news media, to ensure public opinion has been for the things that redistribute income from the 99 to the 1 percent, such as trickle down economics, freely shipping jobs overseas treaties, and tax cuts for the rich. Of course, it helps that legislators such as Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden are so easily bought off.

So today, rather than a robust economy with strong demand because people are earning more money, we have an incredibly bad economy because demand is weak. We also have a massively corrupt federal government, along with state and local politicians that are also corrupted by big money, such as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. That’s what all the income redistributed from the 99 to the 1 percent over the last 33 years has purchased.

In 1979, the 1 percent received about 7-8 percent of all the income earned in the United States. Nowadays, they’re stealing over 30 percent, which leaves less money for the 99 percent to demand goods and services. And the economy is getting weaker because this thief from the 1 percent continues. They’ve stolen 95 percent of all the income growth in the US since 2009. And all that money they’re stealing goes toward purchasing more government corruption, more Wall Street scams, more income being redistributed from the 99 to the 1 percent, and more propaganda from the misnamed corporate news media to make us stupid and ignornant. Thank you, Senator Wyden, Wall Street’s useful idiot.

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Originally published June 7, 2012

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Okay, exit polls aren’t perfect, but they were 100 percent accurate until the presidential election of 2000 pushed George Bush into the oval office. Now why all of a sudden have exit polls become more inaccurate?

Yesterday, the exit polls showed a dead even race between Tom Barrett and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The election was anyone’s to win. But Walker won by six points. The Republicans have a long history of election fraud over the last twelve years. The Wisconsin recall election was probably no different.

For example, in 2004 an electronic voting machine was found to have credited President Bush with 3,893 extra votes in a suburb of Columbus where only 638 people voted. During that presidential election, 150,000 Democrats were taken off the voter rolls by the Republican Secretary of State between the primary and the general election. Nobody told them, so they had no chance to appeal. When those people voted, they didn’t know they’d been whacked off the rolls. So the exit polls showed John Kerry defeating President Bush in Ohio, but when the votes of the legal voters were counted, Bush won by less than 130,000 votes. In other words, Kerry really defeated Bush in Ohio and won the presidential election, but election fraud stopped what should’ve been.

Below is the story from Reuters about the exit polls in Wisconsin, and below that are the stories of fraud in Ohio in 2004. However, election fraud has been discovered in several different states that Bush really lost. Now how could those exit polls be wrong? Let me count the way.

(Reuters) – Exit polls show the Wisconsin recall election on Tuesday is essentially tied between

Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett, CNN said.

The CNN data is based on interviews with voters after they cast ballots and not on actual results.

Most polling stations closed at 8 p.m. CT (9 p.m. EDT), although voters in line to were allowed to cast ballots after the official deadline. First results were expected to begin trickling in from around the state soon after the polls closed, although the winner might not be known for hours.

Walker is only the third governor in U.S. history to face a recall from office. He angered Democrats and unions when he championed a law to severely restrict the collective bargaining of unionized state and local government workers. Walker said the changes were necessary to close a large state budget deficit.

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The Wisconsin Senate is Now Controlled by the Democrats

There’s something the corporate press isn’t telling us about last night’s recall election in Wisconsin. Mark Miller is the new Senate majority leader after Democrat John Lehman won a Senate recall election. The result shifted control of the senate to the Democrats. And, oh yeah, Scott Walker won his recall election against Tom Barrett, so he continues as governor.

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When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker initiated his attack on protective-bargaining rights, civil-service protections and local democracy on behalf of his masters, the Koch Brothers, the puppet governor never expected the fierce counter attack that sprang from the hearts and minds of American patriots.

The Twenty-five faces of an American Uprising

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Wisconsin’s Koch Brothers Puppet Governor Scott Walker has no intention of using the foreclosure settlement money gotten by the US Justice Department to help homeowners. He intends to balance his budget. What that means is simple, and it’s not as simple as it seems, at least at first glance.

When Walker became governor of Wisconsin back in 2010, he inherited a nearly balanced budget. So he decided to give his rich buddies big tax breaks. That meant Wisconsin’s budget went from nearly balanced to a terrible shortfall. Walker decided public employees should reduce their compensation (as well as give up their labor union organizing rights) to bring the budget in balance. In other words, rich people got wealthier because income was transferred from the government middle class workers.

Now Wisconsin has a budget shortage this year. The Koch Brothers, through their puppet governor, have decided to use the foreclosure funds to balance Wisconsin’s budget. This way he won’t have to rescind the tax cuts for his wealthy buddies to make up the budget shortfall, no matter how much pressure is brought to bear against him to do the Christian thing.

In other words, the Koch Brothers have decided to redistribute the foreclosure funds intended for middle income Americans, to their affluent buddies, using their puppet governor.

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The Koch Brothers Puppet Governor of the state of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, has been caught with his hand in the tax payers money jar. Members of the governor’s staff have been caught using the equipment of the government to campaign for Walker, as well as doing it on taxpayers time. There are a number of state felonies involved. These antics have been going on for twenty months, so it’s highly unlikely that Koch Brothers Governor Walker didn’t know about the scandal unfolding twenty-three feet from his office. So Walker faces not only a recall, but potential prison time, as well.

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MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Opponents of Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker said on Thursday they have collected 94 percent of the signatures necessary to force him into a recall election next year.

The group United Wisconsin, which opposes restrictions on public sector unions signed into law by Walker earlier this year, said it now hopes to gather 720,277 signatures by January 17 to force the recall election.

The group said it had already collected 507,533 of the 540,208 signatures required to force the vote.

Their goal of more than 700,000 signatures would represent 33 percent of the 2010 general election turnout and nearly 21 percent of all Wisconsin registered voters.

The few opinion polls on a Walker recall taken so far suggest a very close vote with the state polarized between outraged Democrats and Republicans who feel he did the right thing to improve the state’s finances.

In response to the announcement by petition organizers, Republicans said they were confident Walker would survive any recall effort.

“Wisconsin voters … have zero desire to go back to the failed policies of the past,” said Ben Sparks, spokesman for the Wisconsin Republican Party.

Walker’s campaign announced that it had raised more than $5.1 million from 46,976 individual donors. “We have seen an outpouring of support for the governor and the steps he has taken during his first year in office to lay the foundation for a more successful Wisconsin,” said Walker’s communications director Ciara Matthews.

Walker, elected in 2010 with 52 percent of the vote, and a Republican-controlled legislature, passed a raft of controversial measures this year including strict limits on the power of public sector unions.

The anti-union measure triggered a fierce political backlash from Democrats and union supporters.

Republicans also passed a voter ID law opposed by Democrats and concealed carry gun legislation

Six Republican state senators faced recall last summer over their vote in favor of the union restrictions and two were recalled.

Organizers of the current effort to recall Walker have to submit the signatures to the state’s Government Accountability Board, which will then determine their validity.

GAB officials said this week they may need more than the 31 days allowed by law to finish the process.

Once the petitions are verified a date would be set for the election and Democrats would pick a candidate to oppose Walker.

Walker’s campaign on Thursday filed a lawsuit saying the process for reviewing recall petitions is illegal because it puts the onus on targeted politicians to find duplicate signatures.

In addition to Walker, as many as 17 state senators — 11 Republicans and six Democrats — and the state’s Republican lieutenant governor could face recall elections next year.

State rules allow such special votes if the lawmaker has been in office for at least one year and has not already faced recall.

Republicans hold a comfortable majority in the State House of Representatives but the political balance of the state Senate is 17 Republicans and 16 Democrats.

(Writing and additional reporting by James B. Kelleher; Editing by Greg McCune)

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