Night Strike wrote:And the laborers get paid their wages.
Call it what it is, a pittance.
And worse, America is known for it's corporate welfare. We subsidize company's who use our money to replace worker with robots. Who send our jobs to foriegn shores. The Republican Party insists on dropping support for financial aid for colleges, so we lose new tech jobs to Europe and Asia.
We've discussed this to death. Trickle-Down economics didn't work under Reagan. It didn't work for the 8 years of Bush. It's not gonna work under Romney.
America's wages have been in decline since 1970, which is also the peak of the Unions. Republicans also hate Unions: and oh don't they love to hate organized anything but religion. Hate Organized Labor all you like; but no one can deny that our country was healthy and prosperous
at their peak.
Now you say that the reason wages have fallen is because technology is making work easier. I disagree, but I don't even care about that point, because it's irrelevant.
No matter how easy the work is, if you don't pay workers a fair wage, they won't be able to buy anything, and your economy will fall to pieces. You talk a fine talk about "wealth redistribution" being bad and forcibly bringing the money back to the working class, but you find it irrelevant that the wealth was redistributed upwards for the past 40 years. We're rapidly reaching the point where workers can't afford to purchase American goods, and it's a historical fact that every time that happens, a fight or a revolution breaks out. And I'm not talking about that sissy Tea Party bullshit; Tea Party's are for little girls with Imaginary friends. I'm not even talking about occupy sh*t, because they're not getting sh*t done either. I'm talking about direct action, violent strikes, and class clashes. You're preaching the point break of fighting for bread and roses
all over again. Because this is history and this has all happened before. You want all the wealth to concentrate at the top, that's cool, but your argument is pointless.
I know that you're a reactionary, or your party is. And they say that the problem is that government is too being and that it's in the way. But I can assure you, that government is not the problem; it's the solution. It worked under Clinton, and it's working again under Obama.
Without government representing the needs of the middle class; they're left with direct action. The easiest way to piss off people is to give them a privilege, and then take it away for no reason other than to give the rich another subsidy. Historically we've denied the poor or created poor by denying them rights that we gave to the rich, and historically, we gave those same rich a goddam worker's fight. If you don't believe me, then you need to read more American history. Or you can ask Saxi and I'm certain he will tell you the same thing.
Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote:“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.”
This is a beautiful quote because it describes what's happening and how FDR had to deal with it before. You know, several of the more prominent founders of America loudly chided about how banks and corporations were our countries only real enemies. Again, it's history.
What your party gets is millions of dollars in anonymous contributions. Then they offer out billions in no-bids, welfare, subsidies, tax credits, and give aways to private corporations and large companies. Those are owned by jerk-offs like the Koch brothers, who then give more millions more in anonymous contributions to the Republican Party. It's a cycle. And furthermore, both the Repubs and the Rich have spent years and millions to propagandize the stupid party and it's base into believing that the poor and middle class are the problem with America's decline, and that big businesses are some kind of solution. Well, that and a reduction of taxes for the rich who create jobs somehow by hiring butlers.
The lies are so dumb that they are laughable. I don't understand how after all these long, difficult years of failure on the part of the Republican platform of trickle-down and tax reductions - how can anyone believe this garbage anymore? We do our job - we work like motherf*ckers and we produce. And yet the wealth continues to concentrate at the top instead of a fair division for the people who's labor creates the wealth... it's not a coincidence that the decline of America matches so well to the redistribution of wealth to the 1%; we had a similar pattern right before the Depression to the pattern right before the Recession. We're not what's wrong - your party is. And so are the wealthy.
You're preaching the path of actual, physical and open class warfare. I don't know if that means a Mary Harris Jones type of "stab the rich with knives" or what. I think that the Middle East's use of Facebook and Twitter is a window into how we would handle such a scenario, but that's irrelevant as well. Your party needs to get out of the way or stop being so retardedly partisan and far right.
And I'd like to re-iterate the message of the DNC that just because you support the workers doesn't mean that you are an opponent of business. You can be pro-business and pro-worker at the same time. We just don't respect those who've rigged the game. For example: There's no reason whatsoever why we should continue to subsidize the big oil companies. They're making money hand-over fist, and the execs are making multi-million dollar bonuses only because they don't know what the f*ck else to do with all that taxpayer cash.