It bothers me that far too many people still don't get the false choices. They think that the conservatives are "conserving values" when they are actually protecting wealth for the "haves." They think that liberals are destroying values when they actually represent those that care about people over things. Many people don't appear to see that the current candidates are all war mongers, free tradist and puppets of the establishment that is looting the country. Even more people have forgotten the lessons of history. I have repeatedly explained that:
a) Rich people don't need tax breaks. They have trusts and tax attorneys who keep them from paying anything over a bare minimum. They also don't get w-2s or 1099s. They get reports on investment income and partnerships which they offset with BLOATED expense reports. They don't need protection.
b) Every study that I have reviewed (and it is a lot of them--did I mention that I can read a balance sheet?) shows that giving money to the 1/10th doesn't create jobs. It shows and INVERSE RATIO between their wealth and prosperity in the country. INVERSE. THAT MEANS THAT THE MORE THAT THEY HAVE--THE LESS YOU CAN HAVE.
c) You are feeling strapped by taxes because you are paying THEIR SHARE...and you are footing the bills for their personal enrichment schemes known as WARS and DERIVATIVES.
d) You cannot become WEALTHY unless they disgorge what they have stolen and the rules protecting their stolen wealth are dismantled. IT IS THAT SIMPLE.
e) VOTING PARTIES IS STUPID. VOTING POLICIES IS SMART...but you have to understand them. With young people saying, "I am so glad that I don't have to take history" and "multinationals need tax breaks to create jobs," I sort of worry that this won't happen.
f) As long as you are focused on who is sleeping with whom and where somebody puts their private body parts and NOT POLICIES relating to money--you are their pawn.
g) As long as you worry about religion and not where they are putting the money--you will be their bitch.
h) As long as you think that the problem is OUT THERE and not sitting inside the capital, banks and corporations--your children will end up paying the bills for them.
i) As long as you blame unions and worker protections and see them as "socialist" schemes, you will never escape their traps.
j) While you blame others like yourself, you can be manipulated because you are standing in the woods with your face on a tree saying "where is the forest" and not looking to see who is cutting it down around you.
k) THIS IS WHAT FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY LOOK LIKE: http://www.bestoftheinternets.com/political/video/Anonymous---World-Revolution.html
l) You can tell yourself that you're too smart and educated to fall into the trap while not actually reading enough history to see the problem.
m) If you believe in the outcomes of linear regressions, then you don't understand numbers or FACTS.
n) A quote from the book "Disclosure" that you need to internalize; "She was looking the wrong way...when they fired her."
STIGLITZ IS RIGHT. KEYNES IS RIGHT. HAYEK IS A HACK. THE AUSTRIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS WAS FUNDED BY FABIANS.
Stiglitz said that the wealthiest want to "socialize expense and risk" and privatize profits. That is what they have done. The radical privatization programs in New Zealand and Argentina produced COLLAPSE, TRIPLING of unemployment and a DOUBLING of DEBT...does this sound familiar???????
CALL TO ACTION: GET IN TOUCH WITH THE PROGRESSIVE MAGAZINE--TELL THE EDITOR THAT YOU WANT TO START FORMING NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS...ASK HIM WHAT TO DO.