Wealthy Republicans divide the Middle Class. They withhold jobs and opportunities, then stir up the mud of jealousy due to income of everyone except career politicians, and accountants hired by the wealthy to cook the books – in order to sabotage good positive events and things in our lives.
Big corporations have been given a lease on life as “equals” to individuals, while individuals are restricted in their political contributions.
In all this envy and jealousy directed at people who work hard and struggle to make it in life – the ones who never make the “big bucks” of putrid-face angry radio commentators, but one would think so when listening to the lies – there exists a double standard. Consider this. Those big corporations are never measured by their INCOME, but by their PROFITS. In the tiny little family budget of people who struggle and work hard, there is seldom a chance to have “discretionary income” – otherwise known as “profits.” Yet, hard-working laboring people are compared with regard to income. And if we make too much, when compared to others in the Middle Class – even if no where close to the astronomical salaries and bonuses of the guys who head these bib corporations – we are condemned. We don’t make the six-, seven-, eight-, nine, or ten- (or more) figure salaries. But we are considered bad people as we gain value over many years of work. When we finally get to the point of “turning a profit” – lingo used by the greedy pigs of business – we are told we are no longer needed. Imagine a corporation being told, once turning a profit, they could no longer be successful.
Yet, listen to the stupidity of an advertisement on CNN tonight (10.23.12). This guy is voting for Republicans because they exemplify “success.” Look around you, you dumb jerk in the Middle Class (who also shoots himself and others in our class in the foot by voting Republican), and observe the truly smart-working, hard-working employees. They are not Republicans who lazily sit at the top of many corporations.
Here I am. A successful gay man who works in education – whom Romney, Ryan, Scott, and others wish to destroy, using greedy Republicans and horrible right-wing religious jerks. All these years, I have paid off my student loans to the state of NY, worked extra jobs in order to feed a family, and usually had little in the form of discretionary income – the stuff left over after expenses which rip me dry from business entrepreneurs (not governments) in energy (gasoline) and insurance, among others.
I have faithfully paid my expenses, including a huge amount into insurance which very often never gets returned to me in the form of claims. I have NEVER been paid a claim on homeowners’ insurance, but figure out how much I have paid into that black hole all these years. But I could be age-discriminated against when it comes to MY income, but Rick Scott and others never do one thing to control the income of big insurance, as these companies make excessive profits.
Which is it? Which is most important? Income or profits? And why does the little guy who finally gets to the point of turning a profit never respected as much as an inanimate thing called a … CORPORATION.
Yes, those of us from Main Street USA – the peons of America – we the people… are “economic units,” not human beings. As with the business man who tosses away low quality blueberries when making his ice cream, we get tossed away. “Economic units,” as described by a character who admired Maggie Thatcher in a Britcom called Waiting For God (Harvey Bains… name sound familiar?), … yes! that’s what we are!