The plot to kill American Democracy and Americans.
Just look at Kansas. Tax cuts for big business equates to minimum revenue for education. Therefore, in Kansas , the folks lack the basic skill sets to understand what’s best for them. They have been given a poor education and have limited health care and access to media that speaks truth to power! When some folks say, the electorate is stupid. It is by design.
If you increase spending on the military, on security , on law enforcement and for profit prisons you are not only hurting large groups of people , you, meaning the Society, has chosen to decrease expenditure on basic human needs.
- Clean air and water
- Health care
- The arts
All items that would make citizens healthier and better educated are denied. Why? To provide funds for corporate welfare. While we the people are starved for knowledge and food, large corporations are tax free citizens of the State!
Which “Segway’s ” into my story on immigration, as a Flooring contractor, our competition wasn’t individuals. Our Competition was national labor shops using illegal immigrants at low wages pushing our labor’s salary down to levels not seen since the 70’s. This phenomenon is not new. We encountered “imported labor” on large union projects in the 1980’s What’s new, was the crash of 2008, when all jobs dried up for the once working class. The competition became fierce when too many of America’s citizens were left stranded by major Corporations. The corporation seeking no taxation, was exposed to oversees markets and forgot that they left millions without full time employment. Our dilemma, centers on Corporate Greed that systematically hollowed out the Middle Class. Our legislatures helped , too! They provided the tax incentives to Corporations to stay in their States, in return Corporate Management became wealthy while decreasing American salaries. When they went oversees, the weakened American tax base, enabled the defunding of education and basic human needs.
What happened to Merit Carpets, Inc.? Until the crash of 2008, my mechanics earned $300/day. After the crash, my labor was supplanted by National labor shops providing low cost labor on demand. These laborers were most likely illegal immigrants, costing their employer $50-$75 / day. How did we let this happen? How could American labor compete?
It’s not the fault of the immigrant. The employer should be penalized. 11 million people were brought into this country almost 20 yrs ago. They were denied a path to citizenship and remained part of the shadow Economy on purpose by large scale businesses. Now Immigrants are fearing for their lives. One out of many groups to be targeted by this administration. For profit prison use will continue under this administration, imprisoning African Americans for low level crimes. Anti Semitism is on the rise as Cemeteries and JCC’s are targeted. What group is safe?
Policy and rhetoric continues to drive a wedge through our communities. Trump’s basic pledge to return jobs has not materialized yet. We can only hope it will unite us by giving more people good paying jobs. No matter what the outcome, Americans would be wise to unite. An attack on one group, is an attack on all of us!
“United we stand, Divided we “hang ” separately! ” Wise words from our founding father’s.
“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”