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freebrew Donating Member (478 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-11 10:27 AM
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12. The day that JFK was assassinated...
so went his vision for America. We prospered, nevertheless for a decade from his ideas.
Nixon gutted the military service act, cutting the education benefits in half. Minimum wage was set well below a livable wage. Fuel prices skyrocketed under a repub administration.

No longer did the rich act as if this country was built by the workers. New generations of rich and newly rich sought to make the peons believe that herd work got them where they were.

Unions seeking to level the playing field got caught up in the lies and settled for less than the workers deserved. Corporations followed suit and took on similar benefit programs.

A simple method of understanding why we are where we are...

A janitor, a production worker and an engineer all get the same percentage raise, bonus, etc.

After 30 years, the income gap grows large. Now think of the CEO et al. Larger income, same percentage way more $$$.

Whatever happened to this prosperous nation? Sold out by the rich so they can make more $$ and power.
It's all in the history books, for now. Probably not for long...
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