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In 1913, Henry Ford wrote the following as the directors had been reaping the rewards of profits - "The wages we pay are too small in comparison with our profits. I think we should raise our minimum pay rate".

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Facebook Prompted this Post

FACT : I will be getting an extra $400+ per year, over last year, in my paycheck this year because of the Tax Deal - while people making under $20k see their paychecks drop. Another win for the well-off and rich! ("Making work Pay credit" replaced by "Payroll tax holiday")
FACT : NAFTA (and others) big businesses go overseas to hire people to make their stuff, and they do. So, yes, companies hire foreign workers, but not illegal immigrants in the U.S. as much. (Yes, Clinton signed it, but Bush I negotiated and agreed to it.  Bush made the deal, Clinton had to keep OUR word)
FACT : Businesses do not create jobs - no matter how many tax breaks, deregulation or what you give them, they hire for one reason ONLY - they HAVE to. Whether to keep up with Demand or Growth or to run their business, fix their equipment, etc. They are Profit focused. Job Creation and the whole economy is driven by ONE group only - Consumers - the 98% of us the GOP seeks to screw over on a daily basis. They are Killing Jobs by making it easier for all of our hard earned money to be funneled UP to the ultra rich, where it sits in Savings and Trust Funds.  This economic model is doomed to Failure!
FACT : (percentages vary from year to year) Yes, 10% of the population pay 60% of the taxes - but they control over 90% of all the wealth. What that means? Only 10 to 20% of our total National Wealth is free to drive the economy.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Facts and Figures

Well, the GOP is in charge and they have pledged to not introduce a bill that will increase the deficit... and have already broke their promise - day one.  Their proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, you know - the one they have labeled "Obamacare" and told numerous lies about, will add $230 Billion to the deficit.  (although they contend that those are only 'facts' and have nothing to do with policy.)

While they still claim they will cut spending by $100 Billion... er.. maybe $50 Billion... at least a little...  they are realistically looking at increasing the deficit by a Trillion!

They continue their policy of catering to the ultra-rich to the detriment of the middle class.  I am amazed at the amazing number of middle class and poor who tow the "rich people need more money" mindset dictated by the GOP platform.  Seriously, there are people out there whose whole family has never broke $30k a year that are totally outraged by the idea of an Estate Tax (which, by the way, currently only affects estates over $5 million - or less than one-half of 1 percent of people who die in 2011, was 3.5 million).  What are these people smoking?? (probably cigarettes while cooking their meth)  Its another GOP "feed the rich, raise the deficit, punish the poor" policy platform.

From one of the articles cited above:
But out of the gate, the House majority passed a package of rules on Wednesday that will allow Congress to slash taxes without having to make up for the lost government revenue in spending cuts—a change that Democrats insist could explode the deficit. Under the Democrats' "pay-as-you-go" rules—introduced during the Clinton era and continued under President Obama—Congress had to match every spending increase or tax cut with a commensurate spending cut or tax increase. The GOP has now upended "pay-go" with "cut-go" rules, under which tax cuts don't have to be paid for and tax increases can't offset spending hikes. 
They make a big show of talking about reducing the deficit - just don't pay any attention to what they actually do.

It seems to me that Republicans are trying to do everything they can to ensure and escalate the destruction of our Nation.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Backbone - Stand Up

Here is what I've been calling for! Movement For The People! Everyone should read the History of Corporate Personhood on the site.  Take up the Rally Call and join MoveToAmend.org in the quest to legalize democracy in our republic.

Kick the Lawyers and Money-changers out of the Government and instill our Leadership with Real People, not corporate figure-heads.