FOX News is running a series this week called “Entitlement Nation, Makers and Takers.” Well let’s just take a look and see who the makers and takers are. The 99ers for the past 30 to 40 years, for just a living wage, were the makers of products which created enormous wealth, which the takers, the corporations, piled up. Those same 99ers and every other middle class working person also accumulated about $4 trillion in Social Security and Medicare paid in. Not to mention the $3 trillion we paid in income taxes, that by law we did not owe.
Now let’s look at the takers. Wall Street has taken a trillion dollars in bail outs and stimulus. They have taken billions in tax cuts. They have taken a trillion through their industrial war complex. They have taken $25 trillion through buying and selling debt back and forth among themselves for the past 40 years.
Now they want to take Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, welfare, and public and private pensions plans at the same time that they are further eliminating corporate profit taxes, which are lawful under the Constitution. They have trillions stashed in offshore accounts for the purpose of avoiding taxes. If one of us did the same we would be put into a federal prison.
They love to use welfare as an example of somebody getting something for nothing, as they are cashing out our natural resources that they are paying nothing for.
Let’s look at Social Security. It was sold to us as an old age insurance plan. Now after we have paid into it for 30 or 40 years they are calling it entitlements and saying we are getting something for nothing; and the same of course for Medicare.
Now let’s look at welfare. There are tens of millions of us who had money taken from our checks to pay for the welfare program safety net. Now after all these years of paying in, if we try to use the safety net we are labeled as lazy good for nothings, again wanting something for nothing. Of course the filthy rich will not speak of their corporate welfare as they, GE, Boeing, Bank of America, and Exxon Mobil just to name a few, are at present wanting to pay no taxes while collecting billions from the paychecks of the middle class.
All of these Wall Street bastards have taken trillions for no other purpose than to pile it up. They are infected with the sickness of greed. When one person accumulates so much wealth that he or she can buy every material good they can conceive a hundred times over, what do they desire? Power over their fellow human beings.
I have a message for you sleazy sons of bitches at FOX News. We know who you are and we know what you are. You are not going to dictate who we the people have as our next president. We are going to put Ron Paul into the Oval Office. Then we are going to punish every damn one of you for your crimes. How dare you refer to us as takers after all you have taken from us? You are going to pay for your treason.
God bless this Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.