Daily Archives: February 12, 2011

Buzzflash: Things Don’t Go Better With the Koch Brothers

February 12, 2011- Things don't go better with the Koch brothers.

It's amazing that many middle-class Americans fall for the siren song that government is the source of all evil when many global corporations are putting US citizens out of work; sitting on profits generated by gullible consumers; and polluting our air, water and food.

That's why the Koch brothers are the latest in a long line of ultra-wealthy, right-wing investors in running the federal government through owning politicians and financing propaganda that diverts attention from corporate misdeeds.

LA Progressive: Class Warfare and the Ballot Box

February 12, 2011- “Never before have so few with so much promised to take away so much from so many and then laugh their asses off as the so many with so little vote for the so few with so much” –Jim Pence, The Hillbilly Report,.

The old Knights of Labor “tried to teach the American wage-earner that he was a wage-earner first and a bricklayer, carpenter, miner, shoemaker, after; that he was a wage-earner first and a Catholic, Protestant, Jew, white, black, Democrat, Republican, after,” historian Norman Ware wrote.

NYT: When Democracy Weakens

February 11, 2011- As the throngs celebrated in Cairo, I couldn’t help wondering about what is happening to democracy here in the United States. I think it’s on the ropes. We’re in serious danger of becoming a democracy in name only.

While millions of ordinary Americans are struggling with unemployment and declining standards of living, the levers of real power have been all but completely commandeered by the financial and corporate elite. It doesn’t really matter what ordinary people want. The wealthy call the tune, and the politicians dance.

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