By now, it's probably become obvious to all but the most brainwashed from both political parties that our electeds support economic policies which put the full burden of recovery from this recession squarely on the backs of the bottom 98%. They want us to forget that most of the top 2% and their speculative ways, with the help of Wall St. and the banks, created the bubbles that always trigger downturns when they burst. They want us to forget that the top 2% reaped the rewards of each bubble they created while our income remained stagnant or dropped. To add insult to injury, they keep babbling about “shared sacrifice” even though almost ALL of their proposals actually protect the interests of the top 2% in various ways and give us the sacrifice by cutting our safety nets and cutting America's infrastructure!
One particularly perverse manifestation of our electeds' intentionally twisted perception of America's plight is a national policy that purposely ignores the true cause of our country’s economic woes. America's shaky economic situation sits on a crumbling foundation of thirty years of corporate shortcuts that boosted their quarterly bottom lines at our country's expense! Much of it started when Ronald Reagan lowered trade tariffs on many imports which made it tempting for corps to send manufacturing overseas. His firing of union air traffic controllers sent a wink and nod signal to America's corporations that it's OK to bust unions. Sadly, subsequent Presidents from BOTH parties have, at best treated the above situations as givens or, at worst promoted “free” trade agreements that exacerbated the situation.
Because of the above, America has lost its manufacturing infrastructure and is essentially a country without a product! As more and more jobs flew overseas, more of us became unemployed. These good people, through NO fault of their own, both lost their purchasing power and became former taxpayers. Offshoring jobs actually costs our country precious tax revenue! That self-induced case of the shorts caused our bloodsucking electeds to whine about “shared sacrifice” instead of taxing the rich. They are the ones who caused the problem in the first place, by giving corporations and the rich carte blanche. They would rather try to get blood from a stone than upset wealthy and corporate contributors.
At this point in time, we are stuck with electeds who would rather come up with bogus economic solutions than address any of the real underlying problems. The reason is obvious, corporations pay the freight for their campaigns and promise them cushy soft landing jobs after they complete their terms in office. As I mentioned before, we can level the playing field by forming a voting bloc organization that uses our ballots to offset corporate bucks. The choice is yours, sit on the sidelines and vote for “the lesser of two evils” in 2012 or actively seek change we can really believe in. If you choose the latter and want to take part, email me.