Today the rich have gotten their taxes down so low they usually pay less than the average Joe does. Yet they want them lower and have wailed “no new taxes” for so long that they have convinced the rest that this means no new taxes on anybody, this stifles capitalism, prevents jobs from being created, blah, blah, blah. No new taxes on anybody except you. Does this remind you of another episode in history? France, before the revolution when the rich did not pay taxes, only the poor did.
Now for some shocking history — the rich are 90 percent responsible for this depression. They have shipped millions of jobs out of this country just so they could be richer. (Reread that sentence to yourself.) To hell with the middle class, we can put another car elevator in the garage ala
Romney. Or spend another six months in Hawaii. Trade the Mercedes in for a Ferrari. They did this by dominating all the board of directors, which are made up of CEOs, bankers, capitalists, businessmen, etc. Not a worker in the bunch. They used their votes to ship out these jobs, our good supporting-families jobs, the lifeblood of the middle class, jobs that enable people to enjoy prosperity and dignity. (Meanwhile they convinced old man Bush to give them tax breaks for doing so.) They just had to get rid of the onerous wages they were paying Americans, they wanted to get a wage overseas of $1/day. They then virtually enslaved their employees over there, just to increase their own dividends. But they did this so you, the consumer, could enjoy lower prices. Did you notice any prices falling? The top 1 percent own 80 percent of all stock, the rest of us, the 99 percent, control 20 percent. So the top 1 percent garnered 80 percent of the dividends, billions and billions.
Think of this — this group of people, the 1 percent, the richest, most well off people ever on Earth, the richest of the rich, were willing to destroy the entire middle class, devastate the country, perhaps the world, sentence people to lives of teeth-gritting, grinding poverty, just so they could be richer. Mull that over for a moment, will you? The super wealthy 1 percent could have done nothing and remained fabulously wealthy. Or they could ship out these jobs, destroying the middle class and causing untold agony. You see with your eyes what they have done. Could you call it the crime of the century?