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Imagine if Obama had reigned in the Corporations that Offshore US Manufacturing

We've had a "Jobless Recovery" a "Wall St. Recovery" but haven't heard a thing about Recovery that actually benifits Working Class Americans.

You want us all to jump for joy because Automated Machinery of Manufactures are seeing an increase in orders?

The last 3 Presidents have sat idelly by watch Millions of American Jobs exodous the country under the illusion of Free Trade while Congress grants them lucerative Tax Incentives to move American Jobs Offshore - BULLSHIT - and not 1 word is uttered in defense of all the American lives torn apart so some Greedy SOB Wealthy Elitest Corporation can make more profit

Fuck Em All

Washington knows to get America working again they have to change Corp Tax Code

It’s quite possibly the only thing Grover Norquist and Bill Clinton have ever agreed upon. Of course Norquist insisted they would have to Cut Corporate Taxes, while both agreed a “Stream-lining”, an elimination of all the “Special Interest Loop Holes” would restart the economy and spur hiring again.

Currently the US Corporate Tax Code rewards MultiNational Corporations / Wall St. Conglomerates with Tax incentives to Offshore manufacturing facilities. So much so the Corporate Tax Code should be renamed “The China Express”

It also hinders and suppresses “Start-Ups”, the Cottage Industries that have long been touted and statistically proven to be the real “Job Creators” of the American Economy.

What is Washington doing about it – Absolutely Nothing

We are going to get “Trashed in 2012 Elections”

Ok – there I said it. But before you go lambasting me, posting “I’m bookmarking so I can laugh at you in November” – Well, I was 100% correct when you were all uttering in disbelief and bookmarking my post in 2010 – and look where that got ya.

The only real bump Obama has seen is when he started iterating some of the language of the 99% / Occupy movement. Other then that he has been flat or slightly behind Republican candidates even with them being “Looney Tunes” and all.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/president_obama_vs_republican_candidates.html

But these are people living day to day having to deal with the harsh realities of our corporate controlled recession. They are honestly acting out of “Gut Reactions” to what is the reality of their day to day existence.

They understand the SEC has mutated into some sort of “New York Mafia like Protection Racket” accepting “No Fault” fines from Banksters and then promptly destroying all the evidence as to hinder if not deter any meaningful State Prosecutions.

They understand ALL elected officials in Washington (Democrat and Republican alike) have thoroughly been corrupted by the Corporate Elite. Meaningful change just isn’t going to happen at the hands current system – and they know that. They have been waiting and hoping for relief for years and all they have gotten is lip service while their futures and the futures of their children deteriorate even more. What, the Dems are going to promise to “Fix Social Security” – ya we’ve seen how they have been putting the fix in on that one.

Plain and Simple – Ya got Nothin

You have nothing to offer the Working Class citizen except more of the same and that just isn’t going to get it any more.
You can forget about the youth vote - They have been completely disenfranchised by the current Corporate Regime and politics as usual in Washington.

Now before all the politicos get on my case reiterating “Hold the Line, Hold the Line” first try some thing really refreshing, admit to your Boss (the powers that be) “Its an uphill battle and our chances are ify at best” – “Your best bet is to actually do your job and represent the best interest of the people who elected you and not the corporations who donate to you” Any way – its about time the corporations took one on the chin. Gawd knows all the Working class Americans have been taking it in the shorts for years.

Most Excellent Video

You've got to admit these occupiers can put out some funny videos

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99% Choir Forecloses on Bank of America

99% Choir Forecloses on Bank of America

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I'm so GLAD they are destroying the water supply with Fracking so they can EXPORT LNG

Earlier today I posted in LBN how the US has become a NET EXPORTER of Oil and that Refined Product exports are now greater then Crude Oil Imports.

But what you didn't know - ALL this extra Natural Gas - and you thought it was going to fuel power plants - is now being prepared for shipment overseas. Welcome to Bush's America, a country so bankrupted we no longer need gasoline to drive to work (because we don't have jobs) a country where GrandMa can sit in the dark and freeze to death because she can't afford to heat her home.

Louisiana terminal approved for liquefied natural gas exports
The Associated Press


A liquefied natural gas terminal in Louisiana has been approved to export natural gas.

Federal Energy Department records show that Lake Charles Exports LLC was granted authority on July 22 to export domestic natural gas from its Lake Charles terminal to countries that the U.S. has free trade agreements for gas. The Energy Department is still considering whether to allow exports to countries not covered by the pacts.

Lake Charles Exports LLC is a subsidiary of Houston-based Southern Union Co., a natural gas pipeline company, and BG Group, a Great Britain-based natural gas company.

The Energy Department decision said Lake Charles Exports could export up to 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day for 25 years. The terminal was authorized for imported LNG in the late 1970s and construction was completed in 1981. According to the agency document, the company plans to modify the terminal to handle exports.


http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2011/08/louisiana_terminal_approved_fo.html

This is what your Corporations think of the Working Class Citizens of this country - Fuck You - We'll ship your jobs Overseas, Screw You - We'll pollute your water and beaches with impunity, Go to Hell Working Class Citizens - We'll export your Natural Resources until you are poorer then a 3rd World Banana Republic

In a first, gas and other fuels are top US export

In a first, gas and other fuels are top US export
By CHRIS KAHN

NEW YORK - For the first time, the top export of the United States, the world's biggest gas guzzler, is - wait for it - fuel.

Measured in dollars, the nation is on pace this year to ship more gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel than any other single export, according to U.S. Census data going back to 1990. It will also be the first year in more than 60 that America has been a net exporter of these fuels.

Just how big of a shift is this? A decade ago, fuel wasn't even among the top 25 exports. And for the last five years, America's top export was aircraft.

The trend is significant because for decades the U.S. has relied on huge imports of fuel from Europe in order to meet demand. It only reinforced the image of America as an energy hog. And up until a few years ago, whenever gasoline prices climbed, there were complaints in Congress that U.S. refiners were not growing quickly enough to satisfy domestic demand; that controversy would appear to be over.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20111231/APA/1112310594

13 Occupy Oakland protesters arrested

13 Occupy Oakland protesters arrested
Ellen Huet


Oakland police arrested 13 protesters Friday in two Occupy-related incidents.

Police arrested three protesters who tried to put up tents at Frank Ogawa Plaza outside Oakland City Hall around 1 a.m. Friday, police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

Protesters gathered again at Frank Ogawa Plaza around 2 p.m. Workers from the Department of Public Works tried to enter the plaza to clean up the camp area, and protesters resisted, Watson said. Police were called to assist and arrested 10 protesters, Watson said.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/30/BA7J1MJAJC.DTL#ixzz1i6OUEwHS

You can't make stuff up this good



Love this from the "Occupy Iowa Caucuses"

“You control our world. You've poisoned the air we breathe, contaminated the water we drink, and copyrighted the food we eat.

We fight in your wars, die for your causes, and sacrifice our freedoms to protect you.

You've liquidated our savings, destroyed our middle class, and used our tax dollars to bailout your unending greed.

We are slaves to your corporations, zombies to your airwaves, servants... to your decadence.

You've stolen our elections, assassinated our leaders, and abolished our basic human rights as human beings.

You own our property, shipped away our jobs, and shredded our unions.

You've profited off of disaster, destabilized our currencies, and raised our cost of living(while lowering our wages).

You've monopolized our freedom, stripped away our education, and have almost extinguished our flame.

We are hit...we are bleeding... but we ain't got time to bleed. We will bring the giants to their knees and you will witness our revolution! WAKE UP AMERICA! SUPPORT OCCUPY!
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