It’s no secret that inspite of stated public positions the Republican hierarchy of the rich entitled corporate variety love “illegals” and immigrants for the low wage workforce they represent.
A reality is the more immigrants that enter the U.S. legal or otherwise the number of applicants for job increases. That’s known as an employers market that serves to keep wages down.
While they will also go on about the “burden” imposed on taxpayers to fund related public assistance programs it doesn’t really make any difference to them as they’ve purchased through their lobbyists all the tax credits and loopholes they need to offset any increase in demand or funding for such programs.
And yes these are in part the realities when it comes to jobs and public assistance, yet the remedy is an obvious one, and that would be to bring back manufacturing and jobs exported overseas, create an equitable tax structure, and a sensibe approach to immigration.
What’s often and conveniently overlooked is the dwindling nature of the middle class due to existing inequities that has led to an increase in the number of people working for less .
For all the denials and attempted spins a very real class warfare exists that I believe in many instances is cultivated.
How so? In part by attempting to pit the lower level income working class one against another in the battle for survival and jobs.
A little sleight of hand to misdirect blame from where it righfully belongs, a part of which is to instill a fear among the middle class that there but “for the grace” they too could descend the economic ladder.
And so another division is created, a threat to whatever comforts and security the middle class may hold – and at the top of the pryamid scheme sit the corporate puppet masters, the wealthy, Wall Street, and the banking/finance institutions who pull the strings and gloat while others dance.
There is no remedy to the existing inequities other than returning jobs and manufacturing to this country and an entire revamping of the tax code.
That accompanied by a “nation building” effort that would create both jobs and production related to a decaying infrastructure – real jobs with real wages that would in turn reduce the need for public assistance.
People with jobs paying a wage that allows for advancement rather than stagnation are consumers, they purchase more, that leads to demand that ramps up the production of supply to meet those demands, which in turn generates jobs and tax revenue.
It’s such a simple equation you don’t need a degree or title of any sort to understand the efficacy of such an approach.
The government of this nation has sold out in a transition from a democracy to a corporatocracy to such a degree as to become fearful that any attempt to reverse course would lead to the collapse of the house of cards they have created, even while in the midst of the collapse of both democracy and the working class.
Conservatives will swear an oath on their mamas name that climate change doesn’t exist – it’s what their corporate handlers expect of them.
They want to gut regulations, even those that would insure you can purchase food without running the risk of Listeria or Salmonella.
What they ignore and want everyone else to ignore that in doing so it will accelerate the day of reckoning that will bankrupt every nation, lead to even more global conflicts, and migration on a never before seen scale.
Even the CIA has drafted reports and proposals concerning these very things to submit to government heads who in turn apparently submit them to their corporate handlers for approval or disapproval.
All of the above are a direct threat to every person who is reading this, a direct threat to their children and the very planet we all inhabit.
Massive numbers of jobs could be created in a proactive move away from fossil fuels, and any who say the technology doesn’t exist to do so is a liar.
What obstructs such an effort? Every last penny has yet to be wrung from fossil fuels – the wealth, power, and influence of corporations in control have been prioritized above all other considerations.
In that is dependency, the assigned role of consumers is dependency to the oil industry, big pharma, and entities like Monsanto – they could care less about you as an individual or your children, they want your money and the dependency that assures that.
Costa Rica, little “third world” Costa Rica has shown the independence and wisdom to make a concerted effort to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels and conventional forms of energy producing something like or in excess of eighty percent of all their energy needs through forward thinking alternative methods.
Yet this country, the affluent giant of the world can’t do the same? Ask yourself why?
Now here’s a simple question for those who are opposed to GMOs and corporate entities like Monsanto – take a look at the list of Monsanto products and ask yourself if you purchase any of them? Ever see one labeled GMO free?
If you do purchase any of these products are you willing to find alternatives or is it merely a matter of convenience to continue doing so?
Maybe you like Aunt Jemima, “Natures” Valley, Heinz, Nestle’s, or even Marie Callendar’s too much to make such a “sacrifice”, better for you if someone else does?