Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs
Hourly Workers are Due a 50% Pay Hike
workers deserve a yearly pay hike at least equal to advances in worker
productivity. Over the recent decades, the declining labor unions have not been
able to win productivity gains for their members. Indeed, real wages have
remained flat for thirty years. The managerial stock owning classes have pocketed
productivity increases during the period. This has led to much of the excesses
in the stock and housing markets. It has led to a huge disparity of wealth and
political power between the idle rich and the working poor.
Rather than waiting for the EFCA to bear fruit at some future point, I suggest pay packets to be raised 50% across the boards.
Differentiating Communism from Capitalism
Whenever the old-time Communists took over an area, one of their first acts was to execute the local labor union leaders. It wasn't for ideological reasons. The Reds usually executed potential rivals for power.
Ironically, the right wing detested organized labor and hung labels on them such as Anarchist and Communist. On the advent of the Cold War an Iron Curtain descended on Europe to separate the Communist East from the [nominally] Capitalist West.
The Return of McCarthyism
lunatic war mongering fringe ended our Republic in 1950. When they convinced
Harry Truman of the Red Menace, he agreed to scare the citizens into the
massive and perpetual military build-up later known as the military/industrial
complex. This was the end of America,
as envisioned by the founding fathers.
Since then the US has engaged in only two positive acts: Civil Rights and Medicare. We saw the positive effects on Meet the Press. The progressive black President promoted health care reform [Medicare]. In rebuttal, the Republicans demonstrated all the lunacy and viciousness that results from abandoning the high moral path of the founding fathers.
This highlights a remarkable historical shift. Capitalism has become the primary economic engine for much of the world especially in China. That nation was quick to recover from the recession and is now enjoying an eight percent annual rate of growth. The former bastion of capitalism the USA has become mired in kleptocracy, plutocracy and oligopoly a Valhalla for the rich.
With little grasp of history and no sense of humor, the political right has regressed back to the McCarthy Era.
The End of ABC, CBS, and NBC
They did not dispute the FOX allegations they missed covering the conservative march on Washington. Thanks to a tweet from Daily Kos TV http://dkostv.com/r/002166 the GOP announced they were dead in the water. I had visions of baby seals pleading from an ice floe.
Max Baucus Should Write the Final Single Payer Draft
With a flick of the pen, Max can nationalize the health insurance industry. This would eliminate petty bickering about who does what in the new scheme of things. Industry executives can make license plates in prison until they pay back what they stole.
Some People Need Killing