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June 22, 2011

Nantucket Island…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:17 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the foggy island of Nantucket!  Great to be with you on this Wednesday morning, the twenty second day of June, 2011, an overcast day with a little rain expected here on Cape, and the big question on every one’s mind these days, besides the President’s speech regarding our useless efforts in Afghanistan, is income disparity and the big LIE about ‘trickle down’ economics, the true ‘voodoo’ that you, Paul Ryan and your corporate masters, do so well…  Let’s look at the facts shall we?  Since 1979, before the birth of Ronald Regan’s, I mean Ronald Reagan’s administration (I always got those two mixed up, never really being able to decode who was the boss, actor turned politician Ronald Reagan, or his Treasury Secretary, Donald Regan, former CEO of Merrill Lynch?), yes, before the birth of that voodoo, doo doo economics, for thirty years now, workers, average every day men and women that do 98 percent of the living and dying in this nation, during those past three decades, they have seen their wages, their EARNINGS, go NO WHERE.  A pure blue flat line of stagnation is the reality for almost every person who works for a living in the United States of AMERICA today, as was so profoundly pointed out on “The ED SHOW” last night (airing every week night, save Friday, at 10 p.m., EDT, only on MSNBC), and as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, the likes of FOX NEWS would never, EVER allow their viewing sheep to see the fairly straight forward, simple economic graphs that explain this cancer all too well.  Because why would they?  They are the very people who have hidden the TRUTH as to who has stolen the collective public’s wallet, while they simultaneously help them look for it. Accomplished, of course, by providing their viewership with misleading, garbage in, garbage out, brainwashing horse$hit, shouted down, seemingly, from ‘on high’, via the 500,000 watt corporate owned airwaves that have saturated the nation from coast to coast now since 1996–blasting away 24/7/365. During that same time period, productivity has increased by 80 percent, 80 percent!  Think about that one for a moment.  That equates to people working longer hours, for less money (C.O.L.A., or cost of living adjustments, being out of sink with fair and honest wage practices) at sometimes two or even three jobs, leaving their children and families isolated and alone, you know, as some single mother barely surviving, hauls off to her second job, a slave job at that, missing out on her baby growing up…it’s just not right.  Meanwhile, the top 2 percent, the top wage earners in the country, have seen their income, in the past three decades, rise by 240 percent.  These are the policy makers in Washington D.C. folks, make no mistake about it, as they fiddle around with the puppet strings they have created that move the levers, that move the hands, arms, legs and most importantly MOUTH of a Paul, “I told you to call me Bronco!” Ryan (credit Bill Murray and the classic film “Groundhog Day”), a republican politician from the great state of Wisconsin, who, with his other drones in the House of Representatives, twirl about in an attempt, that will eventually fail in the end, to keep this oligarchical status quo alive and well.  Banking, as the venerable Ed Shultz put it on his show last night, that the American people are either too stupid to understand this simple TRUISM that WE have laid out for you, or, are just sick of the fight and have given up even trying to survive, let alone succeed in the ‘Land of the free, home of the brave’. In the immortal words of the Last Lion of the Senate, the late, great Senator from the great state of Massachusetts, Teddy Kennedy, “When does the GREED stop?” Another fine Senator, from the great state of Vermont, Bernie Sanders, an independent, put it this way on Ed’s show, again, just last night…, “The United States right now has the greatest income disparity of any major country on earth.  The top 1 percent earning 22 percent of the income in America, more than the bottom 50 percent, and here’s another FACT for you Ed, that you should put up there on your charts, and that is the top 400 wealthiest people in this country–WEALTH–own more than the bottom 50 percent combined, about one hundred and fifty million people.  During a recent 25 year period, 80 percent of all income made in this country went to the top 1 percent.”  Question, have republicans done anything to turn this around in your opinion?   Senator Sanders, “Oh, on the contrary, what they have done is fought for HUGE tax breaks for the very wealthiest people in the country, what they have fought for along with, I have to say, some democrats, is a trade policy which allows large corporations to throw American workers out onto the street, move to China, bring your products back into this country, which results in the decimation of our manufacturing sector.  What the republicans are very clearly doing is representing the wealthiest people in this country and could care less about anybody else.  Unfortunately, because of the nature of our campaign finance system, too many democrats also look up to big money and are not standing up for working families, or the middle class.”  Question number two from Ed Shultz–”When you look at the debt ceiling conversation going on, they want more cuts if they are going to agree to anything, and the cuts that they’re attacking right now are on the ‘blue liners’ (those whose wages have stagnated over the past thirty years), I mean, all of these wage earners in America who are being asked to do more by these republican (’shared sacrifice’) governors in giving up more (collective bargaining) are all on the blue liners!  All of the breaks are still going to the red liners (top two percent)!  Again, Senator Sanders, “The problem we have is the republican proposal is so outrageous that, literally, people don’t believe you when you tell them.  When you tell them that the republicans want to end medicare as we now know it, shift the cost back onto senior citizens, give them an $8000 check and say, ‘go get a private insurance company to take care of your needs’, good idea, you may be lucky to stay in the hospital for two or three days.  Slash medicaid (medical insurance for the poor), slash education, slash nutrition, slash the environmental protection agency, etcetera,  etcetera, and, by the way, as part of that proposal, despite the fact that the rich are getting richer, while the middle class is going to collapse, you know what we’re going to do Ed?  We’re going to give another Trillion dollars in tax breaks to the very wealthiest people in this country.  There is no end to their Greed and if we don’t begin to stand up and  stop it in a very forceful way, there is not going to be a middle class anymore in this country.”  There you have it folks, the TRUTH. We all know, somehow, as little children that we all once were, at least some of us, that the TRUTH has no opposite, it just IS, and there is no need to defend it.  Senator Bernie Sanders from one of the smallest states in the union, the beautiful state of Vermont, has no ‘Angle’ here, save to SAVE America, the original, before 1980, or better yet, before 1970, from these corporate raiders who have bought Washington D.C. and rigged the system so that they can’t fail, ‘too big to fail’, so to speak.  The so called “leaders” who run this country are failing it’s PEOPLE–a country that elite members of Republicorp could care less about, as the divinely inspired document of the Constitution of the United States is shredded, one syllable at a time.  Have a wonderful day folks and please, for God’s sakes, don’t take any wooden nickles! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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