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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:18 AM

17. It really is an easy answer

I can't claim it, but someone on DU nailed it about the Freakers and the Tea-baggers a while back...

"They are Americans making between 40-45K a year, who have been convinced their enemy is their fellow Americans making 43-48K a year".

That's it in a nutshell. Hate radio, Faux News and our "liberal" media, have spent the better part of the past 4 decades exploiting the fear and bigotry of a segment of the American people that are vulnerable to it. They've used fear, intimidation, religion and outright racism to convince my neighbor that all of his problems are because I have a job that pays a little more and get health and pension benefits.

Why, if it weren't for scoundrels like me...FORCING MY EMPLOYER TO PAY ABOVE MARKET RATES FOR MY LABOR, all of my neighbor's problems would be solved.

In the meantime, the reality is that...not only is it harder to make it into the middle-class, but if you do make it there, you have to surrender your dignity and health to try to stay there.

Overtime pay??? - Are you effing kidding me, just be thankful you have a job!
A Pension???? - You're stealing my profits so you can lay around on your ass in your 60's!
You don't want to piss in a bottle for a drug test???? - You fucking hippie scum!!
You want a decent health care plan??? - Are you a fucking communist?

That, IMO, is the problem in a nutshell

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