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by Leo W. Gerard | huffingtonpost.com | Posted: 10/05/2015 7:28 am EDT

"Republicans and the rich guys who imposed 35 years of stagnant wages on American workers now offer a prescription for easing this pain!

Their solution for robber-baron-level income inequality is not the obvious: Give workers raises. They don’t want to increase the minimum wage, which would eventually push up pay for everyone else as well. They don’t intend to provide paid sick leave or decent pensions or fewer unstable contract jobs. They have no intention of strengthening unions so workers can collectively bargain for better wages and working conditions.

Instead of any of those straightforward measures, rich guys and corporate-owned Republicans assert that the solution is more free stuff for corporations! The government, they say, should provide that free stuff.

The government, the very organization they deride and despise and denounce as incompetent and deserving of nothing but cutting and shrinking and destroying! Yes, they actually contend that very same government should take the taxes paid by workers and give that money to corporations to improve worker wages and working conditions!

This rich guy, Peter Georgescu, chairman emeritus of the PR firm Young & Rubicam, said in a New York Times op-ed in August that he feared the current grotesque level of income inequality would provoke major social unrest or oppressive tax levies on the rich - unless the rich did something about it right away.

To avert restoration of the higher income tax levels that the rich paid from 1935 to 1985, Georgescu recommended that the federal government give money to businesses to raise the wages of workers earning less than $80,000 a year.

That’s right. He says the government should subsidize corporations. The government should give them free stuff. Welfare. The government, in his estimation, should pay corporations rather than simply requiring them to use some of their massive profits, now at the highest level in 85 years, to adequately compensate the workers whose labor created those profits.

Making the government pay is a popular position among Georgescu’s wealthy peers and GOP politicians. They don’t want the government to protect the environment or negotiate for lower pharmaceutical prices for senior citizens on Medicare or provide 16 million Americans with insurance through the Affordable Care Act. They do want the government to hand money to corporations, though.

Just weeks ago, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a candidate for the Republican nomination for president, announced he’d use this corporate freebie scheme to provide paid sick and maternity leave. The United States is the only major industrial country in the world without a federal policy requiring paid sick and maternity leave. Rubio called the absence of paid leave “one of the greatest threats to family today.”

But, he wouldn’t actually require corporations to provide it.

Instead, he’d have the government fork over workers’ tax dollars to corporations that institute paid sick leave. Under his plan, workers would pay corporations for what corporations should already be doing to diminish this threat to the family.

Under Georgescu’s and Rubio’s plans, corporations would file tax returns and the government would send them checks. But one percenters and GOP politicians never denounce that as corporations lolling on the government dole. That’s because they believe corporations are entitled to it. It’s a corporate entitlement.

This raises the issue of the role of government. Republicans contend that government is too big, that it does too much. They demand constantly that it be cudgeled and cut. But not the parts that kowtow to corporations. Those, the GOP says, should be puffed up and pampered. To them, government was created to serve corporations. If benefits from that happen to trickle down to citizens, Republicans consider that a bonus, but certainly not the main point of anything government does.

This is odd, though, from the party that so loves to declare its undying love for conservative interpretation of the U.S. Constitution because that document says the government is for people, not corporations:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

It does not say, “We the corporations of the United States, in order to form more profitable entities, establish unfettered capitalism, suppress the rights of workers, appropriate foreign assets as desired for corporate growth, promote general profitability, and secure the blessings of unbridled capitalism to corporations and their shareholders, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

The government of the United States wasn’t created to spend taxpayers’ dollars to reward corporations that have stifled worker wages for more than three decades. The government of the United States was, however, created to promote the general welfare by raising the minimum wage, mandating paid leave and strengthening labor unions."

source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leo-w-gerard/more-free-stuff-for-corpo_b_8240520.html
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If it is the government giving "free stuff," Marco Rubio will be first in line for it because he has been taking it for years trying to pay the cost of his luxurious lifestyle. We can see the vultures in today's socety are not the poor and unemployed, but corporations and Congressmen.

While the republicans in Congress defund, gut, and allow to lapse, many programs that would help the poor, their first thought is always: " how can I make more profit !!" and have decided that taxpayer funds will do nicely because they are used to paying all debts by Uncle Sam, and wealthy corporations deserve a piece of that pie.

So if you want the government to start working for you too, vote Democrat for Hillary and we will start the work to come back to sanity in our government. Only the people can do this with mountains of votes so that the republican party never forgets the year the people of America spoke and it didn't cost us a cent to get our wishes known.

Now if only all those ballots get counted..........

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A list of people like Peter Georgescu needs to be drawn up, and these people need to be killed. I would start with the Koch brothers and members of the Walton family.

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A list of people like Peter Georgescu needs to be drawn up, and these people need to be killed. I would start with the Koch brothers and members of the Walton family.

Would you kill them with guns?

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If this is your argument why Hillary over Bernie?

Hmmm, it looks like it is a discussion of why you are fucking fool. LMAO! Just saying, any idiot that would want to be taxed to pay another man's wages & benefits has to have several screws loose in the cabeza. Don't you agree? Or was your argument a distraction from the article, showing your an idiot and approve of feeding the corporate welfare with your taxes?

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Hmmm, it looks like it is a discussion of why you are fucking fool. LMAO! Just saying, any idiot that would want to be taxed to pay another man's wages & benefits has to have several screws loose in the cabeza. Don't you agree? Or was your argument a distraction from the article, showing your an idiot and approve of feeding the corporate welfare with your taxes?

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Wow, such personal disdain. Rough morning so far?

 

Buttercup said ""So if you want the government to start working for you too, vote Democrat for Hillary and we will start the work to come back to sanity in our government.""

 

You think Hillary is going to any different than Obama? I mean if really attempting to change the system is what you want Bernie's going to try far more than Hillary is.

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If this is your argument why Hillary over Bernie?

Good point...I didn't see Solyndra in that article either.

 

 

 

"Solyndra, the solar panel manufacturer who took more than $500 million from President Obama’s stimulus then went bust, sticking taxpayers for the loss, lied to federal officials to secure the loan, the Energy Department’s inspector general said in a report released Wednesday.

 

But the Obama administration goofed too, and may have cut corners in fully vetting the project because of “political pressure” from top Democrats and Solyndra itself, the investigators said in their report, which took four years to complete."

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The choice for 2016 is clear.

 

Vote Republican if you want to live in a dystopian future where the government is done away with in favor of naked corporate rule by the rich.

 

Vote Democrat if you want to fight back against the dark future in favor of freedom and prosperity for all humanity.

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The choice for 2016 is clear.

 

Vote Republican if you want to live in a dystopian future where the government is done away with in favor of naked corporate rule by the rich.

 

Vote Democrat if you want to fight back against the dark future in favor of freedom and prosperity for all humanity.

Don't you know we're trying to get rid of our government so we can have a one world government? Don't you read what evince says? Why do you hate a world government?

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The choice for 2016 is clear.

 

Vote Republican if you want to live in a dystopian future where the government is done away with in favor of naked corporate rule by the rich.

 

Vote Democrat if you want to fight back against the dark future in favor of freedom and prosperity for all humanity.

LOL

A list of people like Peter Georgescu needs to be drawn up, and these people need to be killed. I would start with the Koch brothers and members of the Walton family.

Hillary is Mrs. Walton's friend.

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Without the spin saying its all gop i pretty much agree.

This isnt free market

This isnt capitalism

This is corporate collectivism

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LOL

 

Hillary is Mrs. Walton's friend.

Haha, that' right huh? She was on their board.

Without the spin saying its all gop i pretty much agree.

This isnt free market

This isnt capitalism

This is corporate collectivism

Crony capitalism is another term that gets used.

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Haha, that' right huh? She was on their board.

 

Crony capitalism is another term that gets used.

yes some call it that

I dont because no part of this is capitalism

But yea

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The choice for 2016 is clear.

 

Vote Republican if you want to live in a dystopian future where the government is done away with in favor of naked corporate rule by the rich.

 

Vote Democrat if you want to fight back against the dark future in favor of freedom and prosperity for all humanity.

 

How is the choice clear, this crap is pretty much like wrestling, one side playing the role as the bad guys as the other pretending to be the good guys, both sides are pathetic. Vote for the Dems they're the good guys, yeah right, they just have different styles of screwing us all. When all of us took a beating on stocks a few years back Pelosi and Reid made millions, every last one of these asshats are crooks. TPP is being blamed on the sorry Repubs yet Obama has been pushing for it behind the scenes for years, hell the golden gal of the Libs voted for fast track on the TPP. They're all criminals in the pocket of lobbyist and big corporations, take a close look at Obama's right hand gal Valarie Jarrett. It makes very little difference who we vote for, the wheels are rolling on the bus and we're going over the cliff regardless of who's driving the bus. Vote Democrat if you want to fight back against the dark future, what a damn joke, do some research and see how all your Dems make their real money, the same way the Repubs do. The only difference I can see when it comes to Dems and Repubs is at least the Repubs to have the balls to say phuck you to your face, the Dems are made up of a bunch of back stabbing pussies.

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How is the choice clear, this crap is pretty much like wrestling, one side playing the role as the bad guys as the other pretending to be the good guys, both sides are pathetic. Vote for the Dems they're the good guys, yeah right, they just have different styles of screwing us all. When all of us took a beating on stocks a few years back Pelosi and Reid made millions, every last one of these asshats are crooks. TPP is being blamed on the sorry Repubs yet Obama has been pushing for it behind the scenes for years, hell the golden gal of the Libs voted for fast track on the TPP. They're all criminals in the pocket of lobbyist and big corporations, take a close look at Obama's right hand gal Valarie Jarrett. It makes very little difference who we vote for, the wheels are rolling on the bus and we're going over the cliff regardless of who's driving the bus. Vote Democrat if you want to fight back against the dark future, what a damn joke, do some research and see how all your Dems make their real money, the same way the Repubs do. The only difference I can see when it comes to Dems and Repubs is at least the Repubs to have the balls to say phuck you to your face, the Dems are made up of a bunch of back stabbing pussies.

thats some straight up Patriot shit. Well said

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How is the choice clear, this crap is pretty much like wrestling, one side playing the role as the bad guys as the other pretending to be the good guys, both sides are pathetic. Vote for the Dems they're the good guys, yeah right, they just have different styles of screwing us all. When all of us took a beating on stocks a few years back Pelosi and Reid made millions, every last one of these asshats are crooks. TPP is being blamed on the sorry Repubs yet Obama has been pushing for it behind the scenes for years, hell the golden gal of the Libs voted for fast track on the TPP. They're all criminals in the pocket of lobbyist and big corporations, take a close look at Obama's right hand gal Valarie Jarrett. It makes very little difference who we vote for, the wheels are rolling on the bus and we're going over the cliff regardless of who's driving the bus. Vote Democrat if you want to fight back against the dark future, what a damn joke, do some research and see how all your Dems make their real money, the same way the Repubs do. The only difference I can see when it comes to Dems and Repubs is at least the Repubs to have the balls to say phuck you to your face, the Dems are made up of a bunch of back stabbing pussies.

 

 

but but but...dems want to give away free health care. lol

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Koking,

 

So, you basically are a lazy person using the argument that there are no good choices as a way to make yourself feel better about being too lazy to go actually vote.

 

You do know that America caters to lazy fucks like you, right.

 

It's called an absentee ballot, they were begging lazy people like you to use them during the last mid-terms.

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Wow, such personal disdain. Rough morning so far?

 

Buttercup said ""So if you want the government to start working for you too, vote Democrat for Hillary and we will start the work to come back to sanity in our government.""

 

You think Hillary is going to any different than Obama? I mean if really attempting to change the system is what you want Bernie's going to try far more than Hillary is.

I'll take this as a "YES."

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I'll take this as a "YES."

Yes what? You're having a rough morning? My response is pretty clear.

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but but but...dems want to give away free health care. lol

Hmmm, it looks like it is a discussion of why you are fucking fool. LMAO! Just saying, any idiot that would want to be taxed to pay another man's wages & benefits has to have several screws loose in the cabeza. Don't you agree? Or was your argument a distraction from the article, showing your an idiot and approve of feeding the corporate welfare with your taxes?

 

And just to be clear here, you would rather feed corporations than babies, children, and Americans??

Yes what? You're having a rough morning? My response is pretty clear.

Hmmm, it looks like it is a discussion of why you are fucking fool. LMAO! Just saying, any idiot that would want to be taxed to pay another man's wages & benefits has to have several screws loose in the cabeza. Don't you agree? Or was your argument a distraction from the article, showing your an idiot and approve of feeding the corporate welfare with your taxes?

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Koking,

 

So, you basically are a lazy person using the argument that there are no good choices as a way to make yourself feel better about being too lazy to go actually vote.

 

You do know that America caters to lazy fucks like you, right.

 

It's called an absentee ballot, they were begging lazy people like you to use them during the last mid-terms.

maybe some people have actual principles.

Shocking, i know.

Its immoral imo to participate in these sham fake elections.

Obama Romney no diff

Jeb hrc no diff

Either vote is a vote for war, the police state, globalism and tyranny.

Lesser of 2 evils?

All these ppl are equally evil.

even if you disagree with that you are still saying vote for admitted evil

I cant vote for evil

I dont have blood on my hands

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Hmmm, it looks like it is a discussion of why you are fucking fool. LMAO! Just saying, any idiot that would want to be taxed to pay another man's wages & benefits has to have several screws loose in the cabeza. Don't you agree? Or was your argument a distraction from the article, showing your an idiot and approve of feeding the corporate welfare with your taxes?

 

Hmmm, it looks like it is a discussion of why you are fucking fool. LMAO! Just saying, any idiot that would want to be taxed to pay another man's wages & benefits has to have several screws loose in the cabeza. Don't you agree? Or was your argument a distraction from the article, showing your an idiot and approve of feeding the corporate welfare with your taxes?

I'm an idiot for responding to what Buttercup wrote in her post? LOL, Ok guy.

 

You want to talk about a flat tax to get rid of corporate welfare?

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Vote Democrat if you want to fight back against the dark future, what a damn joke, do some research and see how all your Dems make their real money, the same way the Repubs do.

Lets see an example of this claim you are making. Thank you.............

I'm an idiot for responding to what Buttercup wrote in her post? LOL, Ok guy.

 

You want to talk about a flat tax to get rid of corporate welfare?

You weren't responding to BC, so you must have a mental problem.

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Lets see an example of this claim you are making. Thank you.............

 

You weren't responding to BC, so you must have a mental problem.

Really? I wasn't? Who was I responding to then?

 

Wow, such bitterness and animosity.

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