If Tea Partiers really care about "the future of our children", why do they want to fire their teachers now?
If Tea Partiers really want to reduce unemployment, why are they turning down federal funds for high speed rail projects that would create jobs and put people back to work?
If Tea Partiers are really about "We The People", why does it seem like they are backed by and jump to the tune of "Us The Corporations"?
If Tea Partiers are opposed to "Obamacare". why do they want to make sure so many uninsured Americans wind up with "Nobodycares"?
It Tea Partiers really think that they are a populist movement of everyday working people, why do they oppose unions and support "right to work" laws that create third world states with businesses that offer jobs paying just above minimum wage? Speaking of that, why do they oppose minimum wage laws?
If Tea Partiers are really "patriots", why do they support "free" trade policies that offshore American manufacturing to China, give away American jobs and give Chinese manufacturers OUR trade secrets?
Solidarity, my Union brothers and Sisters!
I want this to serve as a reminder to ANY person, Tea Partier or otherwise who opposes unions that union members are America's last remaining True patriots. Now I know that the Tea Partiers call themselves "patriots" but they actually support policies that allow and encourage corporations to outsource manufacturing and jobs to places like China and India. When American corporations outsource jobs to China they are transferring American technology and trade secrets to China. Need I remind you Tea Party "patriots" that China is a Communist country!
When our corporations offshore our jobs, we lose high paying private sector jobs, the kind of jobs that made the American dream possible and allowed our parents to put a comfortable middle class roof over our heads. Those jobs paid wages that were much higher that the salary of a government worker and usually had decent benefits! The proud unionized American employees who held those jobs were taxpayers who contributed to the American tax base. Need I remind everyone that both the Republicans and the Democrats support "free" trade agreements that send our jobs overseas because the same corporate lobbyists control BOTH parties. The Tea Party has a "free" market, hands off corporations mentality that also makes job offshoring possible. Unions are the last remaining defenders of American jobs and the American dream!
These days, government workers generally make lower salaries than their counterparts in private industry but have better benefits due to all of the corporate conniving that goes on in the private sector.
Government workers pay taxes, buy food, homes, appliances, cars, etc. which helps our economy. When a Tea Party politician advocates eliminating a government employee's job they are hurting local and American businesses by wiping out that employee's purchasing power. They have also lost another taxpayer and put him on the unemployment rolls. That same Tea Party politician will then whine that the government has to cut unemployment.
In closing, If you work for a living and advocate eliminating the jobs and right to collective bargaining of government employees, you are hurting their families and your community. What would happen to your family and lifestyle if you lost YOUR job? If you feel that they make too much money or have better benefits, don't envy them, unionize YOUR workplace!
The President likes to give the impression that he is actually doing something about the unemployment problem by touting exporting and "green" jobs as the panacea that will breathe life into our economy and put people back to work. I feel that he is being disingenuous at best when he expects us to believe that those economic band aids are going to make up for the thirty year hemmorhage of jobs caused by the corporate offshoring of manufacturing and white collar jobs to places like China and India.
I suppose that he wants working people to be grateful to him for pushing yet another job killing "free" trade agreement that will supposedly increase our exports and create a few measly jobs in comparison to the vast job loss caused by offshoring. Would you be grateful if someone robs your house and decides to return an item or two? I suppose there are a few Opologists that think that I'm being an ingrate by not thanking the President for thinking of us and working so hard to increase our exports. I'll let the corporations that are going to increase their bottom lines by simultaneously exporting and offshoring thank him becaues he's really working for them, not us.
For those of you that are not Opologists, your assignment is to start Googling to get a better picture as to who the bulk of Obama's advisors on job creation actually are. I could name them but it will make a stronger point if you discover them and their connections for yourself.
This article is going to expand on my earlier article, Obama, Social Issues vs. Pocketbook Issues.
If you haven't read that article, please do so now and meet me back here when you are through.
Both political parties are playing a giant corporate controlled shell game. Each party tries to energize it's base by making a lot of noise about social issues. The Democrats support social issues like supporting the pro-choice people or being for gay rights. The Republicans play on their voter's fear of those issues. Economic issues are the peas that are hidden underneath those shells.
Economic issues are the meat and potatoes political nasty business that goes on behind the veil of social issues. The corporations that influence (control) the political policies of BOTH parties through their lobbyists usually have little or no interest in the social advocacies of the Democrats or the opposition of those advocacies by the Republicans, they only care about issues that affect their bottom lines. Do they care about Roe v. Wade? Yawn. Do they care about gay rights? Ho hum. Do they care if a "free" trade agreement that helps them to offshore our jobs passes? HELL YEAH, many corporations consider labor to be just a commodity that should be bought at the lowest possible price, regardless of any consequences to America's future and our future! Do they care if a health care bill is passed that nationalizes health care and cuts insurance companies out of the picture? HELL YEAH, they think that insurance companies are ENTITLED to make a profit! Do they care if the Employee Free Choice Act that empowers unions to more effectively organize and raise the living standards of working people passes? HELL YEAH, they don't want unions to proliferate!
With our present virtual one party system being what it is, the last two of the last three items will never see the light of day, but the "free" trade agreement will be acclaimed by BOTH parties!
What that means is that it costs the corporations NOTHING to be magnanimous and allow the politicians that they own or should I say lease to support or attack this or that social issue as a nod to their party base. To quote a line that John Belushi was saying in Animal House as he was handing one of the pledges a beer, "take one, it don't cost nothing". The economic issues that members of both parties concede to their corporate friends cost those of us that are not part of the top 2% plenty. Those issues can cost us our jobs, our homes, our futures and even our health!
I am just an average middle-class guy who is convinced that there's no one on Talk Radio who speaks for us. I want to change that situation.
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