Friday, March 13, 2009

An Honest Day's Work For An Honest Day's Pay

by Dee Newman

When an economic system is inherently unfair, immoral and exploitative; when it is so profit driven that it plans for obsolescence, generating excessive waste at the expense of the social and ecological health of our planet; when it creates an unequal distribution of wealth, increasing the disparity between the rich and the poor; when it favors those who already possess a greater amount of wealth and resources, allowing them to influence and corrupt government officials and to lobby for more and more legislative advantages; when it creates large differences in wealth between people whose abilities and efforts are remarkably similar; when it allows fortunes to be made by the few from sponging off the labor and capital of the many; And, when it permits the affluent and filthy-rich to use free-market rhetoric to justify risking the labor, assets and prosperity of those less fortunate than them, while being insulated from the adversities of the free-market by the economic and political advantages that their wealth and power affords – something is fundamentally wrong with the system.

Workers of the world unite!

Enough is enough!

How much longer are we going to allow the greedy bastards and their apologists and enablers in Congress to steal and profit from out hard work?

It is time for them do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay.

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