Several headlines caught my attention in the past few days, each detailing corporate greed at the expense of the workers.
The ‘trend’ is clear- the corporate bottom line is more important than the American worker. Check out this graphic:
What is even more pathetic is the fact that there is a large percent of the U.S. population rooting for the corporate world at the expense of the American workers. In fact, the Republican Party is the major cheerleader for the corporate world. To Hell with the workers.
The right-wing dittoheads fall in line as well, castigating the workers for wanting a piece of the pie. The entire scenario defies a coherent explanation. Why, for example, would Joe Schmoe rail against his neighbor in favor of the corporate CEO’s? Can anybody explain that to me?
What’s happening to this nation of ours when the worker becomes the bad-guy? When did our attitude towards the worker take such a nasty downward turn?
Yet, day after day the propaganda machines pump out their anti-worker, anti-union messages on the radio and TV waves to their sheepish listeners who then spread the blather to their associates. Corporate America is sitting on trillions of dollars of capital waiting for the right-wing marinate to soften up the labor market even more. Meanwhile their GOP cheerleaders in Congress demand even more tax cuts and more loosening of regulations for the corporate giants. At the next breath, these hypocrites ask where the jobs are!
Do The People know about this scam? Do they realize that without the backbone of a productive labor-force this nation will continue its downward slide into irrelevance? Do they know that the Republican Party is cheering not for labor but for the CEO’s? Do they know that the right-wing media is is essentially a propaganda-dissemination unit of the corporations?
Do The People really believe that if the corporate world is given even more goodies and incentives that more jobs will be created? Are Americans really that gullible?
I’m afraid that the answer is yes, they are. I see no movement to protect workers here in America. Union-busting is now nearly complete. Workers are now malleable putty in the hands of the corporations. When will we wake up? Perhaps never. We are moving backwards in history, back towards the sweat shops and 60-hour work weeks.
Here’s the greatest irony of all. It is so pitiful that I can hardly wrap words around it. Each of the 7 GOP hopefuls on CNN last Monday promised to put a knife into the heart of ‘Obamacare.’ Each was cheered by the New Hampshire audience and, I would imagine, by the right-wing audience watching their performance on TV. Question- What is the #1 impediment to hiring that is cited by most in the business community? It isn’t the wage. It isn’t the hours. It MEDICAL INSURANCE. Yet, 7 of the 7 Republican presidential candidates pledged to eliminate the Health Care Act of 2009, an act that would lighten the burden of the businessman in having to provide medical insurance for his employees.
The irony is pathetic. The ignorance stunning.