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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:33 PM

Letís see . . . .

The average real dollar wage hasnít been keeping pace with productivity or the cost of living in 32 years . . .

Americans cannot save a dime of their earnings because they have too much month at the end of the money . . .

This year breaks the longest extended period of low top marginal tax rates on the wealthy this century; which, by the way, resulted in the weakest 10 year period of job creation since that statistic's been measured, along with the worst chasm of wealth inequality between the have-too-littles and the have-way-too-damned-muches . . .

Debt and deficits somehow donít matter when Republicans want to borrow and waste, but any notion of economic repair via spending/influx by a Democratic administration results in fictional cliffs, ceilings and (insert cute prefix here)pocalypses . . .

Back in 1969, an average house cost 1.5 to 2 times as much as an average household income. Now, itís nearly 3-5 times as much . . .

Corporate Americaís response to average Americans getting even one crumb speck of a break in their fiscal situations is to raise prices on everything . . .

Weíre expected to fund our educations, our job training, our child care, our health care, our life/auto/home insurance, our retirements, our deaths and our accidents, all while somehow paying for our necessities, which are killing us . . .

Men with 9-to-11-figure net worths and their own planes can somehow spare nearly a half a billion dollars to influence a presidential election but finger-wag heavily at any suggestion of economic fairness towards their workers, stating it will stifle profit, competition and shareholder value . . .

Corporate America will lobby and propagandize the American public on an austerity-stained, faith-based trickle-down model of wealth transfer, when they donít even practice any such nonsense in their own businesses. . .

Corporate America wants you to continually buy, but doesnít want to hire you or raise your wage so you can buy . . .

Corporate America expects you to supply them with perpetual productivity and profit, but doesnít want to give up even one red cent of the spoils when they get it . . .

Corporate America can now get Mom and Dad for the same relative wage as they used to get Mom OR Dad, and both Mom and Dad are now working longer average hours than their 1970s counterparts. To make matters worse, their newly-college-degreed kids live with them and canít find work because the unable-to-retire Grandparents either have to stay at their jobs until theyíre slopped on the gurney or have to take even the entry-level fall-back service jobs so they can eat and get medicine . . .

. . . ďEver get the feeling youíve been cheated?Ē

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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:38 PM

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:20 PM

2. Like a stone. Unbelievable.

But hey, let's just have 45 more threads about guns in GD, because that's what I sure want to spend the next 8 months talking about.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:24 PM

3. K & R! Great & important post.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:15 PM

5. I self-deleted because I somehow replied to the wrong thread.

My response, when read on this thread, would have been a total non-sequitur!

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:25 PM

6. George W. Shit-fer-Brains touted his "ownership society", but

he never specified who would be the owners and who would be the owned.

Now we know.

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