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    Default You're Likely to Be a Lot Poorer Than You Were a Few Years Ago—And It's All By Design

    Very much by design! And with the recent elections it will get all that easier for our politicians to squash the middle class.
    During the Cold War, our working class was the envy of the world. We argued that our free-enterprise system, not communism, created the best conditions for a rising standard of living for all. Indeed, there was much to boast about. Real wages were increasing year after year. American workers were free to go on strike and did. Most importantly, the children of working people could climb the economic ladder—upward mobility was real.

    Today, by almost every measure, none of this is true. Not only do we rank 26th in median wealth, we also are the most anti-employee country in the developed world. Actually, the two go together, because rising inequality results from our pro-Wall Street and anti-worker policies.
    The Tea Party offers a path forward full of vitriol and hate. They blame the government, not Wall Street. They blame immigrants, not CEOs. They vilify the "takers," while allowing the "makers" to rob us blind. They want more war against global terrorism, not war against global warming. This general psychology has a very strong electoral appeal that is thriving politically. It exists outside the boundaries of reason, and self-interest. And there's currently no solution for rebutting this general mindset.


    http://www.alternet.org/labor/youre-...ign?page=0%2C1
    Last edited by ABFwife; 12-11-2014 at 11:09 AM.
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