The capitalist Sooth-Sayers would like us to believe them when they say things are getting better. But, then again, they are paid well to try to make us believe we have no problems.
Do you want to work 18 hours a day 60 hours a week at different part-time jobs trying to survive? Can the human body endure this? Can working families survive this?
Then there are the well-heeled, muddle-headed, upper-middle class “intellectuals” sitting in the ivory towers of the universities where they are shielded from the problems of everyday living working class families are experiencing who are pontificating about “economic miracles” and failing to acknowledge our problems. They speak for this or that “think tank” serving as media “pundits” to explain everything to us. All they do is create more confusion instead of providing insight and clarity. Their intent is to undermine common sense and clear thinking with their grossly distorted “insight.”
And many of the workers who received large “buyouts” have now been cheated out of their money by investment firms, “counselors” and “advisers.”
What can't be won either way can be won through socialist revolution.
- Provide everyone with a Basic Income Guarantee.
- With the stated goal of taking political and economic power away from Wall Street.
This text is an abridged version of a declaration launched recently in Toronto. To read it in full and to become a signatory visit leapmanifesto.org
Regional leaders of the United Steelworkers and leaders of the Democratic Party helped Dayton write this speech and it has been confirmed that USW President Leo Girard had his hand in this speech.
And how is it that Governor Dayton didn't mention the need to organize the big-box industries on the Iron Range--- Wal-mart, Menard's, Target and the likes of Holiday Convenience Stations, McDonald's, Pizza Hut and Burger King? Are not these companies employing thousands of Iron Rangers at part-time jobs paying poverty wages “exploiting” and “oppressing” workers on the Iron Range without any assist from “foreign enemies?”
And why no mention of Minnesota remaining an “At-Will Employment” State in spite of Governor Dayton presiding in his first term over a Democratic super-majority state government?