Thursday, February 24, 2011

Making Main Street Pay for Wall Street's Sins

That is what is happening all right.

Blame the teachers, fire workers, sanitation workers, and police for our nation's problems!!!

Meanwhile, the richest 10% of the population get richer and richer.

Mother Jones has obligingly created a great set of charts that demonstrate this growing inequality. Check it out!
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph

Matt Taibi's recent article questioning why Wall Street isn't in jail documents who the real criminals are--in minute detail Taibbi names names. You can listen to his interview with Amy Goodman if you don't want to read the story at Rolling Stone
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/2/22/matt_taibbi_why_isnt_wall_street

Taibbi points out that public pension holders are the real victims, not villains, since their pensions were sold a load of crap by Wall Street executives. Fabrice Tourre of Goldman Sachs referred to public pension funds as widows and orphans--easy victims for Wall St hucksters.

Of course, attacking unions is an old tactic, as any one who knows history will tell you.
http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/02/union-busting-in-america.html

Unless Main Street unites fast to demand justice they will see their schools gutted, their public service diminished, and their streets and infrastructures deteriorate even further. It is time to educate your neighbors and say enough to this outright class war pillaging!

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