Well, now the roles have been reversed. OWS is "Going on Strike". OWS is suceeding in highlighting the enormous Income Inequality between the Real Producers of Wealth in this Nation, the 99%, and the Moocher Class; That cadre of Politicos, Bankers, Yakuzas on Wall Street, the Corporate Media and the Members of the Brandy Snifter Class. The 1%, the Biggest Moochers in History.
The 99% produce the Wealth, the 1% suck off the wealth and elevate frauds, charlatans, grifters and bullies into the Political and Media Class to Legitimize, Justify and make their Theft of Trillions Lawful.
What they #Occupy Movement has realized is their Direct Actions make them the "True Atlases". The #OccupyMovement knows the 1% have survived only by creating a System in which the largesse they enjoy is not gotten through superior talent, hard work or imagination but through an ever increasingly byzantine structure of wealth transfer.
Corporations are the biggest moochers in history.
Over the last three years, 78 corporations had at least one year where they paid no federal income tax at all, while 30 corporations paid ZERO over the entire three years. Even though those 30 Corporations made $160 billion in profits over that period.
Halliburton and their subsidiaries received Billions in No Bid Contracts from their Moocher buddies under the Bush Administration.
These Corporations, Lockheed Martin ($61 Million) Boeing ($644 Million), Northrop Grumann ($410 Million), admitted to stealing Millions via fraudulent contracts through the DoD.
The Corporations, Chevron, Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil receive Billions in Tax Payer dollars from the US Government via subsidies which were crafted as early as 1916.All of these Moocher Corporations are protected by the Republican Party, many members of the Democratic Party, increasingly Paramilitary Police Forces and a Corporate Media World which shields and succors them.
And these Political and Media Attack Dogs defend their Moneyed Masters with cries of Socialism! We do have in America is Socialism. For the 1%.
So, 99% it's time to Shrug Off the shackles of the Moochers. It's time we tell the Plutocrats, the 1% who have survive only by Plunder, only by stealing the fruits of our labor, it's time to tell them no more. The Free Ride on the Backs of the 99% is Over!
The 99% Shrugs!
I found this Libertarian Blog Post by Wayne Allen Root, a few months back. It is hilarious the level of ideological blindness, effete ignorance and fantastical escapism which has crept into the hard right over the years. Root writes;
The lesson of Atlas Shrugged is that without the $100,000+ earners paying into Social Security, there are no pensions for the poor and lower middle class. Without the wealthy owners of million-dollar mansions paying $25,000 and $50,000 annual property tax bills, there is no funding for public schools. Without the wealthy paying into Medicare, there is no “free” healthcare for the elderly. Without capitalists motivated by profit, there are no discoveries to eradicate polio or create miraculous cancer and AIDS drugs. Without capitalists motivated by profit, there are no jobs, period! That is what happens when the producers of society go on strike to protect themselves from the looters.First off, there are so many errors. Jonas Salk famously did not patent his polio vaccine. Social Security taxes are capped at $106,800 so the + Earners that Root so worries about aren't paying anything extra for the poor and lower middle classes he so disdainfully hates.
For far too long We the 99% have allowed these so-called Capitalists get away with calling themselves the Productive Class. Well, they aren't. Mitt Romney, these Hedge Fund "Managers", aren't creating anything. They are Theives and Fakes, playing number games and killing American Jobs to increase their financial bottom line. So, the Strike has Begun Mr. Root but it is against You and Your Class of Criminals we the 99% are Striking!