CBS Sunday Morning did a piece outlining the age discrimination in reference to the long term unemployed, which has become predominant throughout the United States. The piece was indeed an affirmation of what we 99ers already know and that is that the bulk of our numbers is baby boomers.
Anyone who cannot see that the majority of the 99ers are the victims of an intentional culling is ignoring the facts. When we were intentionally removed from the workforce it was because we had reached the tops of our pay scales, were reaching the age that the insurance companies would just as soon be rid of us, and on the brink of retiring as a part of the baby boom.
In the piece on Sunday Morning one analyst indicated as a fact that many of us will never find work again and those who do are going to see a drastic reduction in their standard of living. This has been a cold and calculated act that has intentionally targeted a segment of the population that counts in the millions and it is being ushered past the view of the general public as “just one of those things that happens.”
It is not just one of those things that happens. Never in the history of our country has any group just been callously removed from their place in society. In fact it has been an ongoing mission in this country literally since its inception to include more of our diversity into the American dream. We 99ers have had our American dream taken away and are now being told that we need to just accept this outrage and learn how to forage in garbage dumpsters to survive.
One commenter on FOX made the statement that we cannot afford the baby boomers. It is as if all the years we paid into the system now account for nothing. They have taken our jobs, our standard of living, our homes, and now are working on taking our pride.
The gentleman interviewed on the Sunday Morning program as one of his last statements said, “This is still the best damn country in the world.” The fact is this man had not made it to being a 99er and in all reality I suppose some of these fools will go to the grave with their lips permanently attached to the arses of their oppressors.
The statistics on the broadcast showed that laid-off workers finding a new job in reference to their age as follows: Under the age of 34 – 36% found new jobs, in their 50s – 24%, and past the age of 62 – 18%. This is not just evidence of age discrimination, it is proof positive. And remember at present our so called representatives are pushing to raise the retirement age from 65 to 67 as they are saying that the elderly are more than capable of working until that age. I guess they are adjusting the facts to suit the whims of the corporate elite.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are showing losses again as a result of sub-prime mortgages at the same time the CEOs of those companies are being given record bonuses with the top six executives earning more than $35 million since 2008. And yes there is new talk of additional Wall Street bailouts even as gluttonous profits are being realized in the stock market.
Remember the estimated theft of wealth from the American people by the international banksters is now at $26 trillion and counting. This is enough money to balance our budget, pay off our debt, and put every 99er back to work at his or her old job and pay scale. It is so plain to see that everything gone from our country now lies in the vaults of the international banksters who stole it.
Meanwhile, a sheriff down in Florida came on CNBS and literally threatened shoplifters with 30 years in prison as he said they would be prosecuted under the RICO Act. In the CNBC piece it was admitted that a majority of those stealing out of the stores were poor people stealing something to eat. The sheriff made it clear that these thieves would not be tolerated.
So if you steal a can of soup from a store because you are hungry, you are looking at 30 years in a forced labor camp. But if you are a thief among the corporate elite that steals a trillion dollars for no other reason than to put it with another trillion you stole yesterday, the RICO Act does not apply.
The Racketeering (RICO) Act was originally written as a mechanism for taking on the mafia. It deals with fraud, coercion, and insurance scams, you know like when people are forced to buy insurance they do not want at the point of a gun.
As soon as the fraud that was being committed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and AIG was discovered, investigation and prosecution under the RICO Act should have been automatic, as this is exactly what the act was designed to deal with. The fact is the international corporate mafia not only is above the law, but owns the law and routinely uses it to attack any politician that tries to show any measure of integrity.
99ers and middle class we must get united and stop this outrage. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, history will judge us through our grandchildren who will look back on our inactions with shame and disgust. Every day we delay the inevitable makes that inevitable that much more undesirable. We must break out of this conundrum and face the facts.
The fact is this crap is not going to stop until we the citizens of the United States stop it. And yes we must be prepared to use physical force if necessary as those at the top in the Federal Reserve, who have been stealing our nation’s wealth with their monopoly money machine, are going to have to have their heads physically pulled out of the trough, as they have become so gluttonously obese in their excess that the only thing left on their bodies that will move is their mouths that continue to cram more in.
This whole situation is an abomination. We must stop it and stop it now.
God bless the Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.