THIS is what will happen if you vote in the Tea Party… everything that your ancestors fought for will be taken away… without the slightest compunction or pity. Remember THAT in November…
The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its largest margin ever, a stark divide as Democrats and Republicans spar over whether to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy. The top-earning 20 percent of Americans, those making more than 100,000 dollars (3.045 million Roubles 73,640 Euros 63,210 UK Pounds) each year, received 49.4 percent of all income generated in the U.S., compared with the 3.4 percent made by the bottom 20 percent of earners, those who fell below the poverty line, according to the new figures. That ratio of 14.5-to-1 was an increase from 13.6 in 2008, and was nearly double a low of 7.69 in 1968. At the top, the wealthiest 5 percent of Americans, who earn more than 180,000 dollars (5.481 million Roubles 132,552 Euros 113,778 UK Pounds), added slightly to their annual incomes last year, the data shows. Families at the 50,000 dollars (1.573 million Roubles 36,820 Euros 31,605 UK Pounds) median level slipped lower.
“Income inequality is rising, and if we took into account tax data, it would be even more. More than other countries, we have a very unequal income distribution where compensation goes to the top in a winner-takes-all economy”, said Timothy Smeeding, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor who specialises in [research on] poverty.
Look at who funds the Tea Party… it’s not a grassroots organisation. It gets its money from rich sugar daddies such as the Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch sees to it that the corporate media keeps them spotlighted. Let’s step back and look at facts. Surveys indicate that only 18 percent of the electorate supports the Tea Party agenda. Only 6 percent has gone to ANY kind of Tea Party event, national, state, or local. Last of all, only 2 percent of the voters are Tea Party activists.
DON’T BECOME COMPLACENT!
The Bolsheviki were a small minority too… but they seized power and held it for 75 years. Be aware that the Tea Party is trying to use divide et impera on ordinary Americans. Do you recall how their first campaign was against Mexican immigrants? The leadership of the Republican Party had to smack them down as it was alienating Spanish-speaking voters in swing states. Then, they went against Muslims… that fizzled too. Who’s next? Gays? Blacks? Chinese?
The rich INCREASED their share of the wealth during the present Depression… and they contumaciously refuse to bear their share of the costs of the crisis. Not only that, they refuse to allow tax cuts for the hard-pressed middle segment… not unless we give them MORE. The gap between rich and poor doubled from 1968 to now. I was alive in 1968; I was fourteen years old. People weren’t poorly off then; true, there were no gardeners or nannies in suburbia, but most families were able to support themselves on one income. No one was overly rich, but no one was overly poor, either (there were exceptions on either end, of course, but the rich or the poverty-stricken weren’t as conspicuous then).
Look at today… if you don’t have two incomes coming in, you’re scrod. I observe that the lot of ordinary folk has deteriorated since the election of Ronald Reagan. Reflect well on the fact that most of the jobs shed in this depression aren’t coming back under the current state of affairs… they’ve been sent abroad to countries where the local El Jefe kicks all dissenters in the head, and pockets payoffs from American “businessmen”. The only way to bring these jobs back is to defeat the Tea Party.
The Tea Party SMILES at the increasing gap in wealth between the classes. The Tea Party APPROVES of this gap. To finance their next stock option, the Tea Party is coming after your job NEXT.
Grounded Orthodox Christians have something to think about… most of the konvertsy LOVE the Tea Party. JP does! He preferred to meet with the First Profit of the Mormons rather than with a bishop of the confessing UOC MP. I ask all grounded ethnic Orthodox out there… “Are these people of us?” Think it over… look at the graves of our ancestors before you make up your mind. Maybe they were like one of my dedes… a union man… who stood up when he had to. Russian Orthodox people stood tall when the times were tough and the chips were down. Let me tell ya… we have a proud history… don’t spit on it by voting for the Tea Party.
We don’t have a “perfect choice” this year. However, if you want a good life for your kids… if you want at least some justice in life… you know what NOT to do…
DON’T VOTE FOR THE TEA PARTY!
Tuesday 28 September 2010