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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...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Midterm Elections are over...

...The class struggle continues.

Freedom of the Press

Trump has stripped CNN's Jim Acosta of his press credentials, until further notice... another move towards fascism.

It can't happen here?

It is happening here.

Make Social Security a real living income

So; it seems Congress has been caught stealing from the Social Security Trust Fund once again; while pensioners receive a miserly 2.8% increase the theft from the Social Security Trust Fund is now 2.8, too- $2.8 trillion dollars!

And these politicians go around telling the big fat lie that Social Security is part of the federal budget, when it is not since employer and employee contributions pay for everything that is part of Social Security.

The one thing that really is the biggest part of the federal budget none of these worthless Wall Street bribed politicians or their party hacks and the media’s talking heads want to talk about which is nothing but more theft from the people is the expenditure on militarism and these dirty imperialist wars.

It took a fight to win Social Security and it is going to take an even bigger struggle to save it. Get prepared for the battle ahead.

No one on Social Security should receive less than $2,000.00 a month.

Everyone on Social Security should receive an immediate $500.00 a month increase.

The Federal government hasn’t been kicking anything into Social Security and it should... it should get this money from what is now being spent on militarism and wars... a $500.00 a month Peace Dividend for seniors.

And Social Security benefits and payments should not be subject to income tax.

Pensions and 401K plans must be protected and other retirement plans must be protected from shady Wall Street investment “advisors.”

Employers must not be allowed to get out of pension plans through bankruptcy schemes.

What needs to be done

This is my idea of what we need to unite the people around as we fight to impeach Trump and remove him from office:

First issue peace.

Second issue increase Minimum Wage and Social Security.

Third issue National Public Health Care System- publicly funded, publicly administered, publicly delivered.

Pay for what we need with a peace dividend and tax the hell out of millionaires and billionaires, corporate profits and tax on Wall Street transactions.

End racism and enforce Affirmative Action.

Create a National Child Care System.

Forgive student debt and make all education at public institutions free.

A new party and action in the streets is the way to win... it takes a struggle to win.

Keep it simple.

Jobs, jobs, jobs

We keep hearing about “jobs, jobs, jobs.”

We never hear about what is being done with the profits being created by workers employed in these jobs.

Nor do we hear one single peep about what kind of standard-of-living is being created for the workers employed in these jobs many of which are part-time jobs with most of these jobs paying miserly poverty wages while the employers reap huge profits from the exploitation of this labor.

We aren’t being provided a true analysis or the real facts...

Once again the truth is being cleverly concealed from the people.

And amid it all, Trump has the unmitigated gall to boast that he has increased spending for militarism and these dirty wars claiming this spending creates “jobs, jobs, jobs” when this squandering of our Nation’s wealth on death and destruction results in the greatest transfer of wealth to the filthy rich Wall Street merchants of death and destruction instead of being used to create socially useful and necessary programs like a National Public Health Care System and a National Public Child Care System which would create many more jobs paying far better wages while improving the lives of the people which would cost us far less than this senseless militarism and these dirty wars.

Talk about your screwed up priorities... only a complete moron like Trump could boast of such demented and warped priorities... although I notice the Democrats have voted for this militarism and these dirty wars right along with Republicans; and, during this Election Campaign we haven’t even had a debate on these screwed up priorities coming out of Washington. We have two parties with different names but both parties with the same profit oriented, instead of people centered, Wall Street agenda.

And Social Security is not even mentioned while neither party, each boasting of their concerns for jobs, education and health care offer no solutions to any of the problems.

And all of this is passed off as an example of the world’s greatest bastion of democracy when it is really all one big fraudulent scheme just like the schemes used by the Wall Street “investment advisors” who steal worker’s pension funds.

And this is the great capitalist system?

It’s time to bring on socialism.