The following is an article I had published in the “Letters to the Editor” column in our local paper “The Monroe Times” on January 5, 2014 titled “Living With Politicians” and I quote:
|“Letter to the editor: Living with politicians”|
From LaVern Isely
With the start of a new year and with Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, putting out an exploratory committee if he should run for president and that is, mainly looking for money and I mean millions to run for the job. There’s a good chance that you could have another Bush-Clinton election and if it’s anything like Republican Gov. Walker, who is also considering running for the president’s job. On the Republican side, you’re going to be looking at lower income taxes for the wealthy and probably getting the money from more union-bashing and getting the money from Social Security Trust funds.
If the middle class feels like they’ve been getting squeezed the last few years concerning their job opportunities and decreases in income, there’s no comparison between the 99 percent and the richest 1 percent, particularly the “top 40 American billionaires who own as much as the poorest half of the country,” according to Forbes from an article I read online on the Nation of Change website, written by Paul Buchheit on Dec. 29, titled “Greed Kings of 2014: How They Stole From Us.”
This does seem to be what is taking place.. While these rich billionaires are virtually financing a lot of the candidates running for office, do you think we’re going to see much of a change in benefits for the 99 percent? The big investment banks seemed to have accomplished most of the benefits by lobbying both parties to spend ten times more money than they did before, which is ridiculous.
I doubt there will be any time for the news. It will just be constant ads – why you should give more money for the big corporations and the banks financing them to send jobs abroad, particularly in Asia in the current trade bill known as “fast track,” where our corporations can go for the very cheapest labor they can find. Japan’s minimum wage is similar to ours but China’s would be much lower and Bangladesh would be down to about 28 cents an hour.”
(WITH ALL THIS GREED TAKING PLACE BECAUSE IT CERTAINLY IS, PARTICULARLY SINCE THE FEDERAL RESERVE HAS LOWERED MY CD INTEREST RATES TO ALMOST ZERO, SO THAT THEIR PROFITS CAN INCREASE, REGARDLESS HOWEVER BAD THEY ARE RUNNING THEIR INSTITUTIONS, SUCH AS AN ARTICLE TITLED “FED RULES PUT JPMORGAN CHASE IN THE HOLE” WRITTEN BY TOM BRAITHWAITE AND GINA CHON IN THE FINANCIAL TIMES and I QUOTE:
LaVern Isely, Overtaxed Independent Middle Class Taxpayer and Public Citizen and AARP Members