The oligarchy’s war on the rest of us


The Daily Show points out that even paying no taxes at all is not enough for the oligarchy.

Stephen Colbert reports on the attacks on working people by state governments. The state governments want to roll back all the benefits and protections that labor unions have given us, and allow employers to have unfettered power over their employees. Collective bargaining has been the way that individuals who have no economic or political clout could gain some bargaining power.

Michael Moore on The Colbert Report points out that just 400 people in America have more wealth than 150 million. And that is still not enough for them. They want to have as much as 250 million and are aided in their greed by the federal and state governments that they have bought, and the dupes amongst the tea party crowd who have no idea that they are being used as fodder for the further enrichment of the oligarchy and will be tossed aside as soon as they have served their purpose.

The country has long been engaged in a one-sided class war that has been waged by the oligarchy on the rest of us. Now people are beginning to fight back as the nakedness of the greed and power grab becomes apparent.

Comments

  1. Nathan & the Cynic says

    I’ve seen the “150 people” a few times. Does anyone have an actual citation that lists the 150 people in question and their net worth?

  2. Nathan & the Cynic says

    I’ve seen the “150 people” a few times. Does anyone have an actual citation that lists the 150 people in question and their net worth?

  3. Nathan & the Cynic says

    I’ve seen the “150 people” a few times. Does anyone have an actual citation that lists the 150 people in question and their net worth?

  4. Nathan & the Cynic says

    I’ve seen the “150 people” a few times. Does anyone have an actual citation that lists the 150 people in question and their net worth?

  5. Nathan & the Cynic says

    I’ve seen the “150 people” a few times. Does anyone have an actual citation that lists the 150 people in question and their net worth?

  6. says

    Nathan,

    This claim of Moore’s was checked out by PolitiFact and rated as true based on their analysis of the sources.

    In general, Moore knows that people are just waiting to pounce on him for making even a single false statements in order to discredit everything he says, so he tends to be careful. He said so when he released Sicko, because he knew that the health care lobby would examine everything with a microscope, hoping to trip him up. They failed.

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