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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

For the record...

Richard Trumka, the President of the AFL-CIO puts out statement after statement making up excuses for the pathetic Democrats he has pumped the money from working people to support.

Trumka arrogantly refuses to enter into any kind of dialog, discussion or debate--- his little public relations people try to call anyone who disagrees with him a "Republican."

Well here is something I have presented to Trumka and his little lackeys who challenged me to bring solutions to the table:


Alan L. Maki 


Richard Trumka;

Union pension funds have helped to create 2,000,000 jobs in this country. Two-million jobs in the Indian Gaming Industry where casino workers are forced to work in loud, noisy, smoke-filled casinos at poverty wages and without any rights under state or federal labor laws all compliments of the Democratic Party which crafted the terms of the "Compacts" creating this industry managed and run by a bunch of mobsters who own all the slot machines and table games leaving already impoverished Native Americans even more poor on reservations only to be used as a pool of cheap labor employed under the most abominable and unhealthy working conditions.

The AFL-CIO leadership has supported every single Democratic Party politician--- and even many Republicans--- who have turned around just like Barack Obama and Congressman Collin Peterson--- and stabbed working people right through the heart and then when workers fall they take their knife and stab them in the back. Without a job, the only thing any working person has is a life of poverty; with a poverty wage job, the only thing a working person has is a life of poverty.

The working class is being bludgeoned to death in every way by Wall Street coupon clippers and it is going to take a lot more than a one day demonstration on Wall Street to turn this country around.

We now have over 3,700 mines, mills and factories sitting idle as these Wall Street coupon clippers find it more profitable to seek out cheap labor markets and cheap natural resources.

The United Electrical workers union (UE) has raised "eminent domain" as a solution.

Why shouldn't the AFL-CIO join UE and demand the use of eminent domain to re-open all of these mines, mills and factories--- the majority of which were heavily subsidized by tax-payers to begin with. What tax-payers finance and subsidize, tax-payers should own.

Right now these 3,700 mines, mills and factories are not operating at all and providing people with employment--- come on, really, can public ownership of these mines, mills and factories under worker management do any worse?

And for those who continue to try to bully and badger anyone with a left-wing viewpoint into silence by insinuating they must be a Republican, I say shame, shame shame... why do you find it necessary to try to prevent dialog, discussion and debate on these issues?

This thread started out as a result of Richard Trumka posting this article about how the insurance companies are ripping us off--- well, consider this: The AFL-CIO supported a Wall Street health insurance salesman to look after the concerns of working people, and what did we get?

We got the "Health Insurance and Pharmaceutical Industry Bailout and Profit Maximization Act of 2010," a Wall Street bailout that has plunged our Nation into debt and anyone knows that a Nation's debt is a Wall Street banker's profit; we have two wars raging in three countries and Richard Trumka refuses to ask working people the most important question of all: How is Barack Obama's war economy working for you? I think if Trumka would have the courage to ask this simple and fundamental question he would find that union members will tell him they have no use for these dirty wars that are killing our jobs just like they are killing people. In fact, these wars are making us all poor--- except for the Wall Street merchants of death and destruction who get rich from wars just like these greedy, money-grubbing Wall Street parasites are getting even richer off the national debt.

Azar, you ask me to place solutions on the table; I have filled your plate. For dessert, how about a National Public Health Care System that would provide good new jobs for 10,000,000 Americans providing free health care for everyone through 30,000 community health care centers? The price tag? Slightly less than what these dirty wars are costing us with enough left over to put another 5,000,000 unemployed people back to work staffing a national network of Public Child Care Centers.

Working people should shut this country down until these wars are stopped and that money being wasted is re-directed towards meeting the needs of the people.