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Regarding Occupy McDonald's wage-increase demand

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Taking Value from Labor

Before we go further, this writer asks you McDonald's employees and/or other fast-food employees to pull out your last paycheck (electronic payment statement) and take a look at it. Look at the gross amount and look at the actual amount of your check.

You employer is not stealing the difference from your gross and net paycheck from you. Your employer is being forced into the role of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Your employer is being forced to be a tax collector. In this manner, your government diverts the scorn from taking value your labor produced from government to your employer. Nevertheless your government still gets to take some of the value your labor produced.

Your government knows that if you were forced to write an actual check to the government, you would be far more scrutinizing of where that money went and resentful of the elected officials who took that value from you. And now you have a basic understanding of the types of smoke and mirrors your government uses to take from you a portion of the value your labor produces.

But that is just the tip of the iceberg.

Did you know that when this country was founded, far fewer sources of income were considered income for the purposes of taxation? At the founding of this country, in most instances your wages that you receive for your labors at McDonald's would not have been considered taxable by the federal government.

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free" -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.

This article is going to show you how people who produce little and/or no value somehow have taken value from all of us who produce value through our labor.

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Born, raised on dairy farm in Wisconsin, survived public education, graduated UOFMN, matriculating in life

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