While our Nation is divided into two parts, the knowledgeable and the mis informed. I have found it very hard to explain in a “nutshell” the problems our nation faces today. While most of the mis-informed will never understand why a Arbitration agreement is bad, most don’t even realize they sign one each and every day, a contract that takes away their constitutional rights buy merely purchasing a item or service. This mis-informed, believe that big business is a capitalist right for working hard, even though none of them for the most part, will ever see the benefit of the capitalist theory they dream for.
Our nation lets corporate giants bring products in at a 2% import duty compared to tother nations at 35% to 100% duty to protect their workers wages. We will never be able to compete against $2 an hour wages. We should demand equal trade balances.
While standing on their laurels, most will fail to realize that food cost's are up 13% from last year, fuel prices will continue to rise as the cost for drilling for oil is a ever increasing inflationary cost, as if the profits of the combined six oil companies isn’t enough, Wall Street will ensure a larger percentage margin each and every year at the cost of all of us to keep their dream alive. When we ship 750 billion a year over seas to purchase foreign oil, that money never returns to be recycled into our tax system. Its simply gone forever.
Past administrations, let drug companies have the right to never have to negotiate for lower prices with medicare and then we wonder why we cant fund this broken system. With health care rising at a rate of 12% per year and our corporate giants finding it harder and harder to meet Wall Street expectations for profit, these giants are reducing the amount persons they will provide health care to by shifting jobs to out side suppliers for their manufacturing. The question begs to ask, that if health care has no boundaries in rising cost's, how will any person be able to afford it at all in a few short years?
When banks figured out how to make millions in charging fee's, raising interest rates to 29% for not qualifying for the new credit criteria, where were our elected leaders? Banks and Wall Street created this mess, in that insane profits above the people were what was important. Now that we have bailed out the top 1%, and they have successfully bought our nations leaders as Jack Abramhof proved. I always ask those that oppose the OWS movement as which fluid will they drink when eating their cash as a food source, as that cash seems to be the only thing of importance to them.
As most of the mis-informed will agree that the EPA, Energy Department, and commerce should be shut down. I assume its because most of them never tasted mercury tainted water, rubbed their hands on radioactive building bricks from coal ash, or smelled the air in Pasadena Texas in the 70's. Ask a grand parent about what unregulated industries will do to a nation. They cant possibly think that a nation of unregulated corporations will do the right thing, oh I'm sorry a person as Mitt Romney suggests. My wonder is when will they execute a corporation for wrong doing, as they do a person?
Our inflation on products are gaining ground faster than we can possibly obtain money to purchase them. At some point in the near future the cost of goods will supersede the value of the the cash in our hands and then the real trouble starts.
I am the guy who did it all right, paid my employes a livable wage, provided health care, donated money to various organizations through the years, however, now unemployed and broke. I spent the remnants of my savings to start over to find out my customers were broke as well. No money for unemployment, seems living on your savings for a year was a stupid idea, as now I was not employed for so long to get any assistance. Nice, Right? For a guy that helped the poorest of Houston's citizens get a roof after hurricane Ike, helped the City of Houston pass the White Roof mandate, 28 years experience in Green building technologies, be completely unemployable at 46.
Our problems are vast and complex, and a blurb on Facebook or Twitter just doesn’t get the message to the mis -informed. Why on earth hasn’t a video been made that shows how completely insane we have let this nation become and posted on these sites as a pointing place to share our reasons for the movement?