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  • What are they really after? Connect these 7 dots.

  • #1, they're against extending unemployment benefits to people

  • who have been out of work for more than 6 months,

  • even though there're still only 1 job for every 3 unemployed.

  • #2, they don't want to raise the minimum wage

  • even though today's Federal minimum is 25 percent below what it was in 1968,

  • adjusted for inflation.

  • #3, they're against extending Medicaid benefits to millions of low-wage workers.

  • #4, they want to cut food stamps.

  • #5, they refuse to invest in education or job training.

  • #6, they don't want to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure

  • or add any other jobs program.

  • And #7, they're out to bust unions.

  • You see pattern here, it's waging a war against the poor and working class,

  • in order to keep people down. Because when you're unemployed,

  • without any support, without any bargaining power, and you have to feed your family.

  • You're desperate.

  • And when you're desperate, you'll take whatever they're willing to pay you

  • even if it's next to nothing.

  • And you won't dare make a fuss.

  • You won't complain about the unsafe work conditions,

  • or toxic chemicals leaking out of the storage tanks, or anything else.

  • You won't run the risk of trying to form a union. You won't get involved in politics.

  • You won't make a ruckus or rock the boat in any way.

  • You'll take whatever they choose to give you, because you are sinking.

  • Make no mistake, this war against the poor and working class is designed to make sure

  • Americans who've been losing ground for 30 years

  • don't dare do anything about it.

  • Without extended unemployment benefits, a declining real minimum wage,

  • no Medicaid, no food stamps, no education, job training or jobs program, and no union.

  • You'll do exactly as they tell you and that's fine with them.

  • But it's bad for America.

  • As a first step to stop this war on the poor and working class,

  • call your senator and demand the senate-passed extended emergency unemployment benefits.

  • As a second step, watch "Inequality for All" and get the big picture.

What are they really after? Connect these 7 dots.

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The War on the Poor and Working Families

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    Daniel Chin posted on 2014/07/10
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