The propaganda machine launched the lie of 8.3% unemployment on the first of the month. As stated in yesterday’s article it is the way of the propaganda campaign to support a lie through various forms of disinformation from a hundred different angles. You will have noticed that the main lie of the drop in unemployment has kind of magically disappeared for the moment, and again, this is a part of the strategy.
As the supporting lies are revealed we will report them to you so that we the people can use our media, the internet, to shove the elites’ lies right back in their faces.
The first angle the propagandists have taken is in reference to income discrepancy. Again, this is an attempt to create an illusion wherein the wealth is not being further transferred from the poor and middle class to the rich.
FOX News used an old report from 2007 to get the ball rolling. This report said, “The American Enterprise Institute looked at Federal Reserve data from 2001 to 2007, which shows that 44 percent of those in the lowest 20 percent of incomes moved up to higher income levels, while 34 percent of those in the highest 20 percent moved down.”
Note, this report is for 2001-2007…before the financial crash.
This is the art of propaganda, truths and half truths put forth to establish a lie as reality. Let’s look at these figures, “44 percent moved up to a higher income level”, could this be due to raises in the minimum wage? And what would that equate to? Let’s say the minimum wage was $8 per hours and was increased by 10%. That is an 80 cent per hour raise in low income wages.
Now let’s look at the other side of the coin. The person making $30 per hour is forced to take a 10% wage cut to keep his or her job from being outsourced. That is a $3 per hour reduction in wages. So take $3 minus 80 cents and that comes to $2.20 net transferred from the poor and middle class to the pockets of the rich.
Doesn’t look so good now, does it?
That dirty little rat bastard, Steve Forbes, was on FOX News pushing the propaganda that the top 1% and 10% pay the majority of the taxes, while the bottom 40% pay none.
Let’s look at this propaganda. In the first place the top 1% pay little or nothing in taxes. Look at Mitt Romney paying only 15% on $40 million. And if you want to go on up the ladder, those at the very top are the ones that pay zero tax. You see these people have foundations and offshore hedge funds, and any money they should have paid in taxes goes into these foundations and hedge funds, and they still maintain control of that wealth, and they absolutely use those dollars to further enrich themselves.
Now let’s talk about the bottom 40%. So they don’t pay any taxes, huh? What about the state and federal taxes on gasoline, tobacco, and alcohol? And what about the fact that if you are a single man among the working poor, you pay 20% income tax and you have no deductions. So you do not get a nickel of it back.
You will notice that the majority of the neo-cons are going along with the lie of the 8.3% unemployment rate. Why? Well, because the legislation to extend middle class tax cuts and unemployment extensions will have to be decided at the end of this month.
So I guess, being as how everybody has gone back to work, we should just end unemployment all together, right? And being as the economy has turned around, why not just get rid of the middle class tax breaks and give that money to the top 1% so that they can create more jobs and lead us into a boom?
It is indeed the little lies that are the most dangerous because they are sneaky and come up behind you, and the next thing you know the big lie is affirmed, and all the elite have to do to keep the status quo is to turn the cameras away from the tens of millions of unemployed and deny our existence.
Again, things are not getting better; they are indeed getting worse, day by day by day, lie by lie by lie.
God bless this Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.