Note: you could probably skip to paragraph 4 and be safe, but I'd appreciate if you give this post some time and go ahead and read all of it.
The economy of the United States is suffering due to low employment and low consumer spending. The solution is to put jobs and more money into the
hands of people who need them. Instead, Obama's solution has been to starve the economy. Corporations' solutions have been to cut staff, which also
starves the economy. All of these solutions will do nothing but hurt the economy, and this may be intentional. There may be a plan by the elites to
turn the US into a 3rd world economy. If so, they are doing a bang-up job.
Obama, rather than simply creating jobs, such as the public works plans that FDR did, has spent $250,000 per job created. Our economy would have been
better off had Obama just awarded the money with a lottery to people who need it. Instead, it was sent, no-questions-asked, to businesses, who only
occasionally used it to create new jobs. Read more here:
On top of this, Obama somehow forgot his mandate and that he was elected by a push from the Left, not the Right, and that it is the Left that he is
failing, not the Right (no matter how much Fox News blusters.) It is the progressive ideas that he has abandoned. He has expanded and spent more on
wars, he has kept Guantanamo Bay open, he has done nothing to turn back the Patriot Act, and rather than helping the American people, he has kowtowed
to big business and Wall Street, to the detriment of our country. Rather than seeing Republican victories as a refusal of Left wingers to vote, and
seeing the tea party as a business-backed ruse, he reached out to Republicans and renewed tax cuts for the rich! See here:
So while these rich people have health care, good education, safe neighborhoods, safe streets, and more money than they can count (being the top 3% of
all wage earners in the country), I am barely making it. Perhaps some of you out there can sympathize.
Here is my story. I doubt that I am alone.
I did what my culture always advised. I worked hard at school and got good grades. Though I did drugs and misbehaved in other ways growing up, I
mostly behaved myself. I got a college degree for which I was unable to find jobs. Undaunted, I worked and still work in IT, during which time I've
seen peoples' jobs outsourced, and been laid off. Today I work an IT job making half of what I did a year before while I pursue an advanced degree.
In order to meet my financial obligations, I frequently work up to 50 hours of overtime PER WEEK. My employer stupidly (because it's against federal
law) allows me to work 38 - 55 hour SHIFTS occasionally. My record shift stretched from Friday night to Monday morning. I kid you not. While the money
is okay, the hours are killing me. The lack of sleep is killing me. I have no relationships outside of work anymore. I can't get my schoolwork done.
In order to actually save cash, I have to work myself to death. I work and work and have little to show for it.
So the other day I sit down to do my taxes and find out that the government wants me to pay two weeks worth of wages. Unbelievable. While these rich
pieces of garbage get more money back, and while they go the best schools and best hospitals and have the best neighborhoods, I can barely make it.
In sum, my question is this: why is so much being asked of me, but not of these rich assholes? Could you imagine if a CEO had to pay two week's
salary?? Instead they hide earnings in off-shore accounts and hire accountants to find tricky ways to get around contributing.
I don't mind supporting the infrastructure of my country, but 80% of my taxes will go toward foreign wars that have nothing to do with me.
What can be done about this? Is anyone else going through this?
edit on 27-1-2011 by schlub because: (no reason given)