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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:54 AM
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Tell everyone you know...
America's economy doesn't value working people It exploits working people for the sake of millionaires and billionaires.

Pass it on.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:57 AM
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1. You got it, my dear MrScorpio!
Let's get this word out.

:hi:
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:58 AM
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2. Will do.
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:01 PM
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3. Says so....every chance I get...
Thanks for the rally cry reminder.


Tikki
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:02 PM
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4. Just like third world countries and dictatorships
We weren't supposed to be like that.
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:11 PM
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5. Welcome to the United States of Haiti.
Mr. Scorpio:

I'm telling everyone up on my end of Telegraph Road.

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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:18 PM
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6. Feel free to retweet
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:20 PM
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7. T'was ever thus
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 12:23 PM by Cirque du So-What
The working class made progress for a brief, shining moment - coinciding with the 'economic miracle' of the post-WWII era, a top tax rate of 92%, and 20 million unionized workers in the late '70s and early '80s. Even then, we danced to the tune that the corpocracy played, but we were upwardly mobile and slowly gaining a modicum of control over our own destinies. Now, the plutocrats are feeling so invulernable that they openly flout their wealth & influence, along with their haughty disdain for the welfare of the millions who labored that they may be ensconsed in luxury. They seek to further subjugate us to the point that economic terrorism is commonplace. There has never been a more urgent need for a wake-up call to our would-be 'masters' than today, although there is much difference of opinion (and division, to our detriment) on how that wake-up call needs to be delivered. They may wait until the more 'merciful' options have fallen by the wayside, but it's not as though they weren't warned. For my part, I advocate more 'equitable' solutions, but I fear that those solutions would be ignored by those who need to listen most intently.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:53 PM
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11. In over 250 years history of American worker, we had 2 generations of "good".
Well, maybe 3 generations, if you count WW2 ( but so many paid a horrible price for THAT).
My grandparents who worked during WW2 after surviving the Depression and raising 8 kids during it.
my mother's generation born during the late 20's and 30's,
and my generation, born at tail end of The War and coming of age during the 60's .
Bear in mind there was a severe recession in late 70's and several more during 80's and 90's....
but after 2001, things really went downhill fast for employment.
see chart:

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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:50 AM
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21. Nice graph. Sister Sarah said that if we eliminate corporate taxes, job creators could create jobs
Didn't work during the Bush administration, so I think she is certifiable.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:34 PM
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8. I do so every day. nt
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:42 PM
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9. Working people = chumps
We don't value work. We value wealth and getting over on people. What values are we teaching our children? Cheat if you can't win playing by the rules?
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:14 PM
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12. JH Kunstler talks about that in terms of real wealth - real wealth has
something useful to show for it - todays wealth consists of a computed transaction. Real wealth requires laborers who make something or do something of use.
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jimlup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:31 PM
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10. It's true but people will dismiss you as a "radical" malcontempt
Only to turn around and complain about their own situation and not recognize how it relates to exactly what you said.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:27 PM
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13. K&R
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Herlong Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:27 PM
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14. I'm America and you are wrong
Now the DU battle line have been drawn, Mr. Scorpio.
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:40 PM
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16. You only think that you are America. nt
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:44 PM
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17. Really? Name 5 things that have improved workers conditions in the last 5 years.
I'm easy, just 5 is all. I'll wait...............
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:45 PM
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18. Pretty one-sided battle.
Unless you care to elaborate.
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Herlong Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:35 PM
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19. It's true, it's a one sided battle.
But you fight until there is nothing left to fight for.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:38 PM
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15. yeah, but people making $15 an hour plus benefits, generally sing this song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3hBYTkI-sE

Just ask most of the 12 million job seekers.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:26 AM
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20. The thoughts about slavery come to mind reading your post
Sadly those days are coming back, really already here, and few seem to know it.
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