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Saturday, July 05, 2008


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Heidi @ Carolina Dreamz

I love this! I'm not linking to it in a blog post. I'm giving it main page preference, though.
Thank you for speaking for my Conservative Heart!


You have to hand it to the wealthiest members of our society: they did not get that way by being stupid.

Factories cutting benefits and salaries for workers, forcing workers to work overtime "off the clock," and using layoffs to dissuade anyone from complaining while at the very same time providing CEOs and stockholders with lush bonuses has become so common we barely even notice anymore.

The brilliance of it is that they did not need conspiracies or cartels. They only needed lobbyists and line items in order to unravel the entire social structure that prevented them from disempowering the working class. They did it legally and that's the worst part.

As a bonus, they also found a way to make the average American feel patriotic about letting them get away with it.

That's amazing.


It is amazing. I can't believe the number of people who can't see that these modern-day robber barons spout the rhetoric of America -- hard work, prayer, fighting spirit -- while they lie, cheat, steal and wired the game so the unwashed masses won't get the same opportunities that they did.

It doesn't matter how hard you work when the factory owns your house and the store.

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