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The United States has the highest productivity in the world per worker. So why do K-12 students need to take standardized tests if the US educational system is already producing the world’s most productive workers? The answer is simple.

Everyone of those tests administered to students represents corporate profits, since such publishing giants as Pearson and McGraw-Hill manufacture these tests. These tests and testing materials increase their profits at the expense of students, teachers, parents, public education and taxpayers. The money and time it takes for students, parents and teachers to prepare for the tests go straight into the pockets of the 1 percent.

These tests are an income redistribution scam perpetuated by the 1 percent and forced on the 99 percent by legislators corrupted by the money of the 1 percent. Otherwise, the tests are valueless, and in fact, since they take so much time from real studies to prepare for them, they have a negative value for the 99 percent. They take away from playtime, from music, from the arts, from wood and metal classes, and force students to take an overabundance of math and writing classes which most will never use.

And that’s why the public students of the USA are the most tested in the world; Profits!

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In 1965, the average CEO earned 18.3 times what the average worker earned. Nowadays, CEO’s steal over 230 times more than the average Joe or Josephine. That’s how bad financial and political inequality has become in the US, the government of which is now no more than a plutocracy of the rich.

Take Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden, for example. He poses as a man of the people, and the people he is supposed to represent are in the state of Oregon. To keep their eye off the ball, the senator continues to champion liberal social causes, because it’s mostly a liberal state, but Wall Street Ron bends his knees to his Wall Street masters and screws the people of Oregon on economic matters. He habitually champions federal legislation that redistributes income from the 99 to the 1 percent, such as free trade income redistribution treaties. That’s exactly what Wall Street Ron Wyden champions. As a congressman, he voted for Nafta and every single income redistribution trade treaty that he’s had a chance to vote on.

Take a look at the chart below. CEO compensation began to rise massively after that traitor to the people, President Bill Clinton, signed the Nafta treaty. This isn’t a coincidence. A CEO only has to ship jobs overseas, lower labor costs, and divert much of the difference between the old wages and the new to themselves to get richer. That’s why CEO pay went from roughly 100 times the average worker in 1994 to over 400 times six years later. Nafta was never a free trade treaty; it was an income redistribution scam, negotiated and written by corporate interests with the intention of financially raping the 99 percent on behalf of the 1 percent. They were successful.

The Guardian newspaper calls the Trans Pacific Partnership “Nafta on steroids.” This income redistribution scam is being thinly disguised as a free trade treaty; but aren’t they all? Eleven nations are negotiating the treaty in secret, aided by 600 US corporate lobbyists. The citizens of the US will get no details on the agreement until it’s already signed by the latest traitor-in-chief, President Barack Hussein Obama. And then it will be too late.

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