Posts Tagged ‘1%’

Trump’s “base” is the 1% [the super rich]. They pretend that his “base” is uneducated white people but that’s a misdirection.

August 6, 2017

 

Like a magic act, he uses misdirection to keep our attention focused on what he wants us to see, not what he is really doing. Note that the Environmental Protection Agency has switched mission from Protecting the Environment to enabling corporations to increase profits by reducing expenditures for cleaning up pollution caused by their factories.


The Department of Education has switched mission also. It used to be about educating students but now it’s all about increasing profits for “Charter” Schools therefore reducing the quality of Public Schools through the concept of “School Choice”. Go Figure. That mission changed when Trump appointed a lobbyist as Secretary of Education. “Charter” Schools are often used to promote Christianity. AND… If you have “school choice” you may choose to have your white children go to a school without Black or Brown skinned students. Enabling “Separate but Equal” schools… Code words for segregation. “Make America Hate Again”.
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Tax Cuts for ALL! It can be paid for by debt and letting our great grandchildren worry about the bill later.

August 5, 2017

That’s Trumps Plan. Coming soon to Congress: Raising the national debt ceiling and what they jokingly call “Tax Reform”. What that means is a vast tax cut for the 1% and a small tax cut for the 99%. It’s a Win-Win plan! Just like getting a brand new credit card, we can spend NOW NOW NOW and worry about paying back the loan later… Is it possible for the entire country to declare bankruptcy? That’s a great way to avoid paying your bills… Trump’s done it four (4) times!

We live in Feudalism 2.0 with Wage Slavery. Employee Owned Businesses or Customer Owned Businesses are a better way.

July 18, 2017

What we have today is an economic system where the super rich have purchased Senators and Congressmen who pass laws designed to steal from the poor and give to the rich.  It’s a lot like Feudalism where the Lords owned the land and the peasants worked it as serfs. Nowadays we are wage slaves. There IS an alternative…

 
WINCO is an example of an employee owned business.
https://www.wincofoods.com/
North Coast CO-OP grocery store is an example of a customer owned business. http://www.northcoast.coop/
Coast Central Credit Union is an alternative to Giant Banks like Bank of America. It was “Too big to fail” so the taxpayers paid for their real estate gambling addiction.
https://www.coastccu.org/

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Great Book: What Then Must We Do… Gar Alperovitz talked about his book, What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution, in which he argues that the U.S. economy needs to be more responsive to ordinary citizens. He also talked about the need to build on the “Occupy” movement.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?312536-1/must

Democracy Collaborative engages with communities and institutions to connect them with innovative strategies, models and training to build community wealth in their neighborhoods.
http://democracycollaborative.org/

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Yes, there is an alternative to capitalism: Mondragon shows the way by Richard Wolff.

Are we to believe, with Margaret Thatcher, that an economic system with endlessly repeated cycles, costly bailouts for financiers and now austerity for most people is the best human beings can do? Capitalism’s recurring tendencies toward extreme and deepening inequalities of income, wealth, and political and cultural power require resignation and acceptance – because there is no alternative?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/jun/24/alternative-capitalism-mondragon

The Mondragon Corporation is a corporation and federation of worker cooperatives based in the Basque region of Spain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondragon_Corporation

Richard Wolff official website: http://www.rdwolff.com/

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