Is Mass Civil Disobedience Our Future?
Perhaps the greatest manifestation of civil disobedience today is the illegal presence of between 12 million and 20 million immigrants who broke into our country or are breaking the law by being here after their visas expired. PAT BUCHANAN
“Throughout this period, the trade unions transitioned from their alliance with the Democratic Party on the basis of ferocious anti-communism into outright instruments of the corporations and the state. They have and continue to collaborate in the “orderly shutdown” of factories and mines, after pushing through wage and benefit cuts on the bogus pretext of “saving jobs.”
defraud workers of jobless benefits
By Shannon Jones
20 December 2016
Between October 2013 and October 2015 the state
of Michigan falsely accused more than 20,000 people of filing fraudulent
unemployment claims, forcing struggling residents to repay millions they did
not owe, according to the results of a state review released this week.
A newly installed computerized system wrongly
flagged unemployment claims as fraudulent 93 percent of the time during the
period examined. The subsequent interest and penalties collected by the state
resulted in a huge surplus in the state’s unemployment insurance fund. This
week the Republican-controlled state legislature passed a bill transferring $10
million of that money to help plug a hole in the state budget caused by tax
giveaways to business.
The review belatedly and reluctantly conducted
by Michigan authorities found that of 22,427 cases flagged for fraud by a
computer, 20,965 of those cases did not in fact involve fraud. As a result of
the surge in false fraud determinations the unemployment insurance agencies’
penalty and interest account ballooned from $3.1 million in 2011 to around $155
million as of October 2016.
A Royal Oak, Michigan attorney is now conducting
a class action lawsuit against the state of Michigan on behalf of those
unjustly forced to repay benefits. Attorneys are demanding that the surplus
unemployment insurance agency funds be put in a trust until all those owed
reimbursement by the state are fully repaid. To this date a mere $5.4 million
has been refunded to 2,571 claimants. Audited state records show that more than
$15 million was gouged from claimants in 2015 alone.
The false fraud charges caused enormous hardship
for those wrongly accused. In some cases repayments and penalties exceeded
$100,000 per claimant. Bankruptcy filings in the state increased during the time
period when the false accusations of fraud were taking place.
Daniel Di Gregorio, a
crane operator contacted by the Detroit Free Press, said his
wife had taken the initiative in fighting a $33,000 assessment by the state of
Michigan. His attorney said the notices did not meet basic due process
requirements and assumed fraud on the part of claimants. He said the false
accusations had a “huge chilling effect” on those who experienced it and
frightened many others from even filing for benefits.
The director of the
University of Michigan law school unemployment insurance clinic told the
British Guardian newspaper he often found people facing
significant emotional stress. In response he said the clinic added a suicide
hotline to a referral resource page on its website.
The Guardian said
it had encountered claimants who were charged with fraud despite never
collecting a dollar in benefits. Many were not even aware they had the right to
Renee, a public
university lecturer in Michigan, told the World SocialistWeb
Site she has been ordered by the state to repay $4,000 in unemployment
benefits she was paid over the course of the summer months when she was not
teaching. She said she was fighting the determination, but did not have much
hope of prevailing.
“They were denying a whole bunch of us who had
filed similar claims in previous years and been approved.
“There is a robotic system and third party
contractors, who don’t even know the rules, who will flag your unemployment
benefits. It is very difficult to deal with the paperwork the state gives you
and the state reporting website is very difficult to navigate. It is set up so
you miss deadlines all the time. If you miss the deadline, it doesn’t matter if
you are correct.
“For people who don’t realize they can have a
lawyer, it is a frightening and stress inducing process.”
Renee said she had turned in all the required
paperwork showing the state was in error, but the state claimed she had missed
a deadline, a deadline she wasn’t even aware of. “My lawyer says I can’t really
do anything about it now, even if their determination was fraudulent.
“The money I owe the state is racking up
interest because I can’t afford to pay it back. I don’t have room in my budget
She said the experience was traumatizing. “It is
disgusting. It makes you feel like you have no say in your life. The system is
set up to keep you from receiving money you are legally owed.”
Reports of the state of Michigan gouging
unemployed workers comes as changes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, are set to take effect this
spring. The cuts will further impact already struggling families and
individuals. New rule requirements mean adults designated as able-bodied, age
18-49, who do not work and do not have dependents, could lose their benefits.
Since 2002, Michigan had been exempt from
federal requirements, so designated able-bodied adults were exempt from
requirements that they work in order to receive food stamps. The waiver had
been initially granted because the state’s unemployment rate was above the
national average. But now that the official unemployment rate in the state has
fallen to 4.7 percent, below the national average of 4.9 percent, the waiver
has not been renewed for 2017. Like the rest of the US, the state’s official
jobless rate distorts the real situation and is largely due to a drop in the
number of workers in the labor force.
The rule change will be phased in starting next
month and will be fully effective by October 2018. It will immediately affect
some 14,000 adults in four counties, including Oakland and Washtenaw counties
in suburban Detroit, where the unemployment rate is the lowest. It means adults
without dependents will only get benefits for three months out of a 36-month
period unless they are enrolled in a job-training program, work at least 20
hours per week, or participate in community service.
There are some 220,000 people in Michigan
designated as able-bodied adults and who have no dependents that could potentially
be impacted by the rule changes. Some 1.4 million Michigan residents are now
receiving SNAP benefits, or about 1 in 7 people in the state. Some 29 percent
of households receiving food stamps had at least one member who was 60 or
The amount of benefits paid to food stamp
recipients is absurdly small, amounting to an average of $124 a month, or about
$1.38 per meal. That is roughly equivalent to the cost of a can of soup. The
income limit for a two-member household is $20,709 annually.
Up to 1 million people nationwide could be
impacted by the reinstatement of work requirements in relation to SNAP
benefits. In the states where work requirements have already been reinstated,
the majority of people impacted have lost their benefits.
“Throughout this period, the trade unions transitioned from their alliance with the Democratic Party on the basis of ferocious anti-communism into outright instruments of the corporations and the state. They have and continue to collaborate in the “orderly shutdown” of factories and mines, after pushing through wage and benefit cuts on the bogus pretext of “saving jobs.”
“The report noted that many illegals don't have jobs or have difficulty in landing good jobs because of local laws.”
“However, it identified several states that have begun easing employment laws so that illegals can get a job.”
"The collection of billionaires, bankers, CEOs, generals and social
arch-reactionaries that will comprise his cabinet and White House
inner circle is pledged to remove all constraints on the ability of
the rich to plunder American society for their own personal gain
"The economists found that the pre-tax share of national income received by the bottom half of the US population has been cut nearly in half since 1980, from 20 percent to 12 percent, while the income share of the top one percent has nearly doubled, from 12 percent to 20 percent."
Earlier this month, economists Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez
and Gabriel Zucman, leading experts on global inequality, released a
groundbreaking study on the growth of income inequality in the United States
between 1946 and 2016.
While the economists’ earlier studies made substantial
advances in documenting inequality in the United States, the most unequal
developed country in the world, this is the first survey claiming to “capture
100 percent of national income,” including the impact of taxation, social programs
such as Medicare and Medicaid, and income from capital gains.
The result is a fuller picture of social inequality in the
United States than any previous attempts. The conclusions are staggering,
revealing that over the course of the past four decades there has occurred one
of the most rapid upward redistributions of income in modern history.
The economists found that the pre-tax share of national
income received by the bottom half of the US population has been cut nearly in
half since 1980, from 20 percent to 12 percent, while the income share of the
top one percent has nearly doubled, from 12 percent to 20 percent. “The two
groups have basically switched their income shares,” the authors note, “with 8
points of national income transferred from the bottom 50 percent to the top 1
The study documents a sharp change between 1946-1980 and
1980 to the present. In the first period, the pre-tax incomes of the bottom 50
percent of earners more than doubled, growing by 102 percent, while the incomes
of the top 1 percent increased by only 47 percent and the top 0.001 percent by
Since 1980, however, the incomes of the bottom 50 percent of
earners have stagnated at about $16,000 a year (in current dollars), while the
incomes of the top 1 percent have grown by 205 percent, and the top 0.001
percent by 636 percent.
After accounting for the impact of various tax credits and
social programs, the economists found that the incomes of the bottom half of
income earners increased by 21 percent since the 1980s. They note, however,
that none of this increase has gone into disposable income. Rather, it is
almost entirely the result of increased health care payouts from Medicare,
which has simply been absorbed by the pharmaceutical giants and insurance companies
engaged in price-gouging for vital health care services.
The principal factor in the surge in income inequality,
particularly since 2000, has been the growth in “capital income,” that is, the
stock market. The inflation of stock market bubbles has been the primary form
through which the ruling class and its political representatives have
engineered a massive transfer of wealth.
The figures contained in the report by Piketty, Saez and
Zucman reflect historical transformations in the structure of American
capitalism and class relations in the United States. The colossal growth of
social inequality is bound up with the decay of American capitalism and decline
in its world economic position.
Historians have often remarked that
during its early days, the United States was the most socially egalitarian
region of the Western world. The growth of monopolization and finance capital
in the latter part of the 19th century transformed America into a land of
“robber barons” at one pole and workers and immigrants whose living conditions
were exposed in such works as Jacob Riis’ How the Other Half Lives,
published in 1890, and Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle of 1906.
But along with these processes came the growth of the
workers’ movement, which, largely through the efforts of socialists, fought to
organize the American working class across its myriad ethnic, religious and
regional divisions. The Russian Revolution of 1917 gave new impetus to these
struggles, including the militant labor actions of the 1930s that led to the formation
of the industrial unions.
The American ruling class, alarmed by the prospect that
American workers would follow the example set by the Bolsheviks, and having at
its disposal the economic might of the world’s largest and most advanced
industrial economy, set out on a program of social reform exemplified by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, which introduced Social Security
and curbed the worst abuses of Wall Street.
The United States emerged from the Second World War as the
dominant global power, commanding more than 50 percent of world economic
output. By the late 1960s, however, the economic domination of American
capitalism began to decline, as the economies of Europe and Asia were rebuilt.
A series of economic and political crises culminated in the combination of
economic stagnation and inflation of the 1970s.
The US ruling class responded by embarking on a policy of
class war, deindustrialization and financialization. With President Jimmy
Carter’s appointment of Paul Volcker to head the Federal Reserve in 1979, the
US central bank threw the United States into a manufactured recession. After
coming to power in 1981, Ronald Reagan launched a full-scale social
counterrevolution, initiated by the breaking of the PATCO air traffic controllers’
strike and firing and blacklisting of the strikers. Similar policies were
pursued by the ruling classes throughout the world.
The trade unions played a vital role in facilitating this
offensive, isolating and betraying every attempt at resistance by the working
class throughout the 1980s and incorporating themselves into the structure of
corporate management and the state. By the end of the decade, the unions had
transformed themselves, for all practical purposes, into arms of the companies
and the government. The bureaucratic elites that dominated them devoted all
their efforts to suppressing and sabotaging working class struggle.
Every subsequent administration, Democratic and Republican
alike, has pursued policies that promote social inequality, including
successive rounds of financial deregulation, repeated tax cuts for corporations
and top income earners, the slashing of social programs, and the elimination of
After the 2008 financial crisis, the Obama administration
accelerated these processes. The White House continued and expanded the bank
bailouts initiated under the Bush administration and helped funnel trillions of
dollars to Wall Street through the Federal Reserve’s “quantitative easing”
programs, while working, as in the 2009 auto restructuring, to slash wages.
Under the incoming administration of President-elect Trump,
the offensive against the working class will sharply intensify. The election of
Trump represents something new. He has staffed his cabinet with billionaires,
far-right, pro-business ideologues, and generals—all of them dedicated to the
impoverishment of the working class and the ever more violent suppression of
But Trump does not emerge from nowhere. He is not some
aberration. Rather, he is the noxious culmination of the decay of American
capitalism, growth of unprecedented levels of social inequality and collapse of
These same processes have created the objective foundations
for socialist revolution. In the mid-1990s, when the Workers League in the US
and the sections of the International Committee of the Fourth International in
the rest of the world began to transform themselves from leagues into parties,
adopting the name Socialist Equality Party, we recognized the immense
revolutionary significance of “the widening gap between a small percentage of
the population that enjoys unprecedented wealth and the broad mass of the
working population that lives in varying degrees of economic uncertainty and
The past two decades have confirmed this prognosis. The
fight against social inequality requires the building of a new political
leadership, embodied in the SEP, to organize and unify the struggles of the
working class on the basis of a revolutionary program. The capitalist profit
system must be replaced with a society based on equality, international
planning and democratic control of production—that is, socialism.
AMNESTY AND OPEN BORDERS.... It's all about keeping wages depressed!
FIXING AMERICA’S UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS:
How many jobs in your community are held by foreign born?
Hillary Clinton's plan to bring 11 million illegal aliens "out of the shadows" would cost American households an immediate tax increase of $1.2 trillion, or $15,000 per household, according to a study by the National Academy of Sciences.
Thousands suffer as dangerous cold blankets US Midwest
By our reporters 19 December 2016
Bitter cold afflicted thousands of men, women and children in the Midwest and Great Plains over the weekend as temperatures and wind chills dropped to record lows.
Thousands were left in a desperate search to seek warmth and safety from the cold. Hardest hit were the homeless, who in many cases had very few options, with some forced to sleep in packed shelters or seek help from friends.
More than three dozen record lows were set over the weekend while temperatures hit 20 to 30 degrees below zero Fahrenheit in some areas. While such temperatures are not that unusual in the US Midwest, the cold has caused enormous suffering and hardship under conditions of continued widespread homelessness and with broad layers of the population living in substandard housing, often without utilities.
The impact has been particularly severe in
large urban centers, where chronic high levels of unemployment and homelessness strain an already substandard social safety net.
A WSWS reporting team visited a warming center at the Team Wellness Center near Eastern Market in Detroit. Despite high levels of homelessness and poverty in the city, the administration of Democratic Mayor Mike Duggan has opened only a handful of warming centers. This under
conditions where thousands are homeless and
tens of thousands more are living in homes
lacking basic amenities such as heat,
electricity or running water.
Team Wellness provides mental health and other healthcare services in the central Detroit area. The center was distributing donated food baskets when the WSWS reporters arrived.
Kim Luce, a care coordinator for Team Wellness Center, said, “Members are coming in to get warm and are asking for blankets. We are also having a coat drive.
“There are homeless people who come here
and people living in homes without running
water or electricity. I have a couple of people
who have had their electricity cut off. There
are older people, young mothers with children
who sleep together to keep warm. We have
people who live in abandoned homes.”
She spoke about the claims that Detroit is being “revitalized.” “It is kicking downtown, but as soon as you step outside of downtown, it is desolate. It is scary.
Houses are burnt. Houses are vacant. You can’t survive on what the jobs are paying.”
Antonio Walker, age 45, told the WSWS, “This place has kept me warm and safe. I got frostbitten last year when I was homeless.”
“I don’t wish homelessness on another man or woman. I know what it is like to eat out of a trash can. If you have to survive, you will do it.”
Teresa, age 57, said, “I am here for a food basket, and I can really use it. All I receive is food stamps. No cash assistance. It is an every day struggle to survive.
“I was in a car accident in 2011 and now I am disabled. No one will hire me. I get subsidized rent, but even the $50 a month they charge me is difficult to pay because I don’t have any cash income.
“There are quite a few people in situations similar to mine. Even when you are working, the wages don’t pay the bills. I had worked my way up to earning $16.50 an hour, but the starting pay is only $7.50. Can you imagine that! People are in need.”
Tracy Sullivan said, “I came here to get a Christmas box. I don’t have a furnace right now at my house. I am doing the best I can without it. It has been really cold. I have been using a stove and a space heater, and that is so dangerous. I also have to take care of a granddaughter.”
BLOG: ASK RAHM EMANUEL WHAT
HE HAS DONE IN CHICAGO FOR
As freezing temperatures forced Chicago’s homeless population to seek shelter, the administration of Chicago Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel opened only one warming center on Chicago’s west side at the Garfield Center. According to Chicago’s Homeless Count Survey, 5,889 homeless lived in Chicago in 2016, likely a significant underestimation of the real number.
A WSWS reporting team visited the warming center to speak to those seeking shelter. The center closed at 5pm, after which everyone inside, including children, were forced to seek alternative forms of shelter.
Lloyd, who became homeless in June, told the WSWS, “I got here at six this morning. Before that it was nine. Every now and then they’ll give you a lunch. But they usually only feed the women and children.
“It’s supposed to be 24 hours but it closes at five. You always get a different excuse every time. It has yet to be open for 24 hours.
“I’m going to the shelter after this that only holds 72 people. It’s packed.”
He added, “I’ve been homeless since June. The Chicago Housing Authority never switched me over and gave me new housing. It’s been rough.”
Shortly afterwards, volunteers from the Salvation Army arrived and began handing out soup and coffee to mostly mothers and children.
Kevin, asked by the WSWS team for how long he had been homeless, responded, “Too long. It’s the cost. It’s too high, the housing. Rent, single rooms only, they’re all too high. That’s why I left before. I went down to Texas for four years. I came back, everything was good up until 2001 when that economic thing was going on.”
BLOG: ASK EMANUEL WHAT HE HAS
DONE FOR HIS AND OBAMA'S CRONY
When asked if he thought Emanuel, along
with the rest of the Chicago politicians, were
doing enough to help the homeless during the
cold months, he said, “I’ve been homeless
over 10 years. It’s been rough. I don’t think
they’re doing too much of anything to help the
“I’ve seen quite a few people get hurt in the winter time. They come in with frostbite, gangrene and all kinds of stuff. It’s rough here.
“There are few shelters around to keep people off the street but they could be doing more, especially with all these empty houses. If it was me, I would set up some kind of program where people can stay in a building and while they’re staying there they can be fixing it at the same time.
“The shelters are overcrowded. They’re getting worse and worse because they closed up a lot of mental centers and you got a lot of mentally ill people coming around because they don’t have anywhere else to go. So you got a mixture of people that got education and half of the other people have mental issues and drug problems and alcohol problems.”
A homeless worker, Jermaine, told the WSWS: “I work, I just don’t get enough work to make ends meet. I stack skids for a living. Today is the first I’ve ever been to 10 S. Kedzie, but I think the warming center closes at five and I think that’s kind of early because it’s going to be real cold after five. I’ll probably sleep by a friend’s tonight.”
He added, “I’m exhausted. My thing is, you have all these politicians and people wanting to get into office and all of these promises and with all these taxes being raised, where is all of this money going to? Where are the jobs? There shouldn’t be any reason for anyone not to be working.
“Everyone should have a job. For example, if I had some power to pull some strings, I would get people from different communities together and come clean the trash in the vacant lots. That’s a job in itself and that’s something that could be done everyday. There are solutions to these problems. It’s just, whoever is in power, they want it to be this way.”
MEXICO INVADES, LOOTS AND EXPANDS ITS HEROIN MARKETS IN AMERICA’S OPEN AND UNDEFENDED BORDERS
“The greatest criminal threat to the daily lives of American citizens are the Mexican drug cartels.”
“Mexican drug cartels are the “other” terrorist threat to America. Militant Islamists have the goal of destroying the United States.Mexican drug cartels are now accomplishing that mission – from within, every day, in virtually every community across this country.”
TRUMP SIGNALS OBAMA’S CRONY BANKSTERS THAT BETTER LOOTING IS AHEAD.
The chief motivating factor behind the rise on Wall Street is the understanding that the incoming Trump administration will not only carry out policies to benefit the financial elites, but that responsibility for implementing this agenda will be in the hands of some its foremost representatives.
The emphasis on class warfare, open borders, secularism, and multiculturalism at the expense of Americanism by not only the Democratic Party, but by their cohorts in the media and universities has led to a very divided America with each having a separate vision for the United States. The Left as represented by the Democratic Party seeks an open-border stateless America where anyone who sets foot on our soil is free to practice their branch of identity within our borders and with no allegiance to American sovereignty.
TRUMPERNOMICS: Serving the Rich, the Greedy and the Crooked.
Puzder’s nomination is of a piece with Trump’s other cabinet choices. Betsy DeVos, an enemy of public education, has been selected to head the Department of Education. Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon known for his antipathy towards government “interference” in housing regulation, has been nominated as the Housing and Urban Development Secretary.
ENEMY OF THE AMERICAN WORKER and ADVOCATE FOR OPEN BORDERS
TRUMP'S OPEN BORDERS AND AMNESTY/ NON-ENFORCEMENT POLICIES WILL HELP KEEP THE HAMBURGER INDUSTRY WELL STOCKED WITH "CHEAP" LABOR ILLEGALS.... The America people will then be forced to pay the REAL cost of all that staggeringly expensive labor
“Yet Andrew Puzder, the chief executive of the company that operates Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump as labor secretary.”
“Mr. Puzder, however, has been adamantly opposed to a meaningful increase in the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 an hour. Mr. Trump has said he could stomach an increase to $10, which is still abysmal.”
“Here is the record at those restaurants. When the Obama Labor Department looked at thousands of complaints involving fast-food workers, it found labor law violations in 60 percent of the investigations at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, usually for failure to pay the minimum wage or time and a half for overtime.”
OPEN BORDERS: The Democrat Party’s Weapon of Mass Destruction on the American Worker
"Los Angeles saw all crime rise in 2015: violent crime up 19.9 percent, homicides up 10.2 percent, shooting victims up 12.6 percent, rapes up 8.6 percent, robberies up 12.3 percent, and aggravated assault up 27.5 percent,"Landry said.”
TRUMP FOLDS TO LA RAZA MEX FASCIST MOVEMENT
Says the “WALL” will now be only “NO TRESSPASSING” signs posted every hundred miles!
“He's showing more empathy for illegal aliens than he is for American citizens. Shouldn't it be the concerns of Americans he should be considering first, before the feelings of illegals? These people are taking taxpayer money and American jobs, some committing crimes, and many are not assimilating and speaking English, and Trump wants them to stay?”
THE STAGGERING ILLEGAL INVASION: INVADE, MURDER, RAPE, BREED ANCHOR BABIES FOR WELFARE and VOTE DEM FOR MORE!
The FDIC paid OneWest $1 billion, which Stein said went to “billionaire investors … to cover the close of foreclosing on working class, everyday American folks.”
“But the bank came under fire for its foreclosure practices as housing advocacy groups accused it of being too quick to foreclose on struggling homeowners. In 2011, dozens of demonstrators descended on Mnuchin's $26.5 million home in he wealthy Bel Air neighborhood to protest OneWest's eviction tactics, according to the Los Angeles Times.”
AFTER OBAMA-CLINTONIMCS, THE LOOTING OF AMERICA BY THE RICH TO CONTINUE UNDER THEIR OWN, DONALD TRUMP
"Far from Trump’s demagogic claims that he would 'drain the swamp,' the corrupt nexus between Wall Street and Washington is tighter than ever."
OBAMA-CLINTONOMICS is now the new TRUMPERnomics!
TRUMP VOWS TO SERVE THE RICH WITH SUPER OBAMA-CLINTONIMCS!
There is a vast chasm between this empty populist rhetoric and the personnel that Trump has selected to populate his government. The speech followed a series of cabinet picks, including billionaire asset strippers, Wall Street bankers, and dedicated opponents of financial and corporate regulations, public education and Medicare and Medicaid, to lead the Treasury, Commerce, Education and Health and Human Services departments.
"Trump is not the initiator of this class war against working people. It has been underway for decades, beginning in earnest with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and continuing under every succeeding administration, including the eight-year tenures of Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The colossal redistribution of wealth and income from the bottom to the top of American society reached record proportions under Obama, whose legacy of falling living standards and worsening economic crisis for tens of millions of workers was a decisive factor in the victory of the fascistic demagogue and con artist Trump." ONE OF THE MOST DISTURBING BOOKS OUT THERE ON MEXICO’S INVASION, OCCUPATION AND LOOTING of CALIFORNIA
MILLIONS of JOBS and BILLIONS in WELFARE and they commit most of the MURDERS
SANCTUARY CITIES AND STATES: AMERICA FALLS TO LA RAZA SUPREMACY!
“What we're seeing is our Congress and national leadership dismantling our laws by not enforcing them. Lawlessness becomes the norm, just like Third World corruption. Illegal aliens now have more rights and privileges than Americans. If you are an illegal alien, you can drive a car without a driver's license or insurance. You may obtain medical care without paying. You may work without paying taxes. Your children enjoy free education at the expense of taxpaying Americans.”
It is obvious that this scheme will mean a drastic decline in health care for the elderly and disabled and result in increased poverty and disease and premature death for millions of people. This is precisely what corporate America, which considers health care for the elderly and poor an intolerable drain on its profits, intends.
70% OF ILLEGALS GET WELFARE!
“According to the Centers for Immigration Studies, April '11, at least 70% of Mexican illegal alien families receive some type of welfare in the US!!! cis.org”
It didn’t stop Becerra, a prominent Latino rights advocate who has served in Congress since 1993, from pushing for the dealer’s release at the request of his father, Horacio. The elder Vignali, a rich Los Angeles businessman, contributed thousands of dollars to Becerra’s various campaigns and a favor was in order.
"At one point she hailed the “record profits” of the auto companies. She did not mention that these profits came at the expense of the jobs, wages and retirement benefits of thousands of auto workers, decimated under the terms of the auto bailout organized by the Obama administration."
THE TWISTED ROAD TO REVOLUTION CAME DOWN WALL STREET
OBAMA –CLINTONOMICS FOR THE SUPER RICH
"Between 2002 and 2015 annual earnings for the bottom 90 percent of Americans rose by
only 4.5 percent, while earnings for the top 1 percent grew by 22.7 percent, according to the
Economic Policy Institute. Under the Obama administration, more than 90 percent of
income gains since the so-called “recovery” began have gone to the top one percent."
“Our entire crony capitalist system, Democrat and Republican alike, has become a kleptocracy approaching par with third-world hell-holes. This is the way a great country is raided by its elite.” ---- Karen McQuillan THEAMERICAN THINKER.com
THE GIG JOB ECONOMY…. To keep wages DEPRESSED
As Barack Obama invites hordes to jump our borders jobs, welfare offices and voting booths…. WHAT IS LEFT FOR THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS HE HATES SO MUCH?
THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S SURRENDER OF OUR BORDERS TO LA
RAZA, AND THE MEX DRUG ONS.
Even though it has gone virtually unreported by corporate media, BreitbartNews has extensively documented the Clintons’ longstanding support for “open borders.” Interestingly, as the LosAngelesTimes observed in 2007, the Clinton’s praise for globalization and open borders frequently comes when they are speaking before a wealthy foreign audiences and donors.
HOW THE BANKSTER-FUNDED DEMOCRAT PARTY NEARLY DESTROYED THE GOP, THE AMERICAN WORKER and then AMERICA!
"Even though it has gone virtually unreported by corporate media, BreitbartNews has extensively documented the Clintons’ longstanding support for “open borders.” Interestingly, as the LosAngelesTimes observed in 2007, the Clinton’s praise forglobalization and open bordersfrequently comes when they are speaking before a wealthy foreign audiences and donors."
AMERICA’S ECONOMIC ARMAGEDDON – The Impact of Obama-Clintonomics
"He (Trump) is able to get a hearing because millions of people are being driven into economic insecurity and poverty while the rich and the super-rich continue to amass obscene levels of wealth. He is able with some success to divert mass discontent along reactionary nationalist and racialist channels precisely because what passes for the “left” in American politics, anchor by the Democratic Party, has moved ever further to the right, culminating in the Obama administration which has presided over endless war and an unprecedented redistribution of wealth from the bottom to the top of the economic ladder."
A NATION IN BORDER MELTDOWN:
MILLIONS OF JOBS TO ILLEGALS AND BILLIONS IN WELFARE
MEXICO WILL DOUBLE AMERICA’S POPULATION
IMMIGRANT SHARE OF ADULTS QUADRUPLED IN 232 COUNTIES
"More than 728,000 illegal immigrants have been shielded from being deported and granted work permits through President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty
program, according to the Migration Policy Institute."
OBAMA-CLINTONOMICS FOR THE RICH:
On behalf of bankster-owned Barack Obama, Yellen vows to the rich and crony banksters that they will be protected and subsidized with no strings bailouts during the next looming economic meltdown around the corner from elections.
“In fact, these policies have already produced financial and asset bubbles that are unsustainable, and there are increasing signs of financial instability and crisis. There are growing warnings that the spread of negative interest rates is leading to a new financial meltdown even worse than the disaster that struck eight years ago.”
"The same period has seen a massive growth of social inequality, with income and wealth concentrated at the very top of American society to an extent not seen since the 1920s."
"The decline in homeownership is one sign of the deep social crisis in the United States. As rents and housing costs have soared, spurred on by financial speculation that has enriched the ruling elites, incomes and jobs for most Americans have shriveled."
“Our entire crony capitalist system, Democrat and Republican alike, has become a kleptocracy approaching par with third-world hell-holes. This is the way a great country is raided by its elite.” ---- Karen McQuillan THE AMERICAN THINKER.com
Excerpt: Trump’s pick for Labor secretary is perhaps the worst person imaginable for that role: Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of fast-food chains Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, and others. He is one of the nation’s most outspoken business voices for Gang of Eight-style immigration policies.He didn’t just sign an open letter once as a favor to a friend; he’s been a high-profile champion of amnesty and huge increases in immigration and guestworkers. This op-ed in Politico, timed to coincide with the launch of the Gang of Eight effort in 2013, could have been written by Jeb Bush. Here he is at AEI in 2013 making the case for importing more low-skilled workers. Here he joins with the Bloomberg-Murdoch Billionaires for Open Borders outfit and Grover Norquist in an effort to “push 2016 presidential candidates and congressional Republican leaders to support immigration reform this year.” There’s plenty more.
Now, Trump has been waffling and contradictory on the worker side of immigration (among other things) all along – I’ve written about it here, here, and here, for instance. Nor is it the case that Trump’s simply a liberal con man – Sessions could be one of the best Attorneys General we’ve ever had, Price and DeVos are solid conservative picks, and there’s every reason to think his Supreme Court nomination will be sound. Let's Stop Paying Illegal Aliens to Stay in the U.S.: Unemployment Insurance By David North CIS Blog, December 7, 2016 http://cis.org/north/lets-stop-paying-illegal-aliens-stay-us-unemployment-insurance Excerpt: The United States is currently paying up to $1.6 billion a year in unemployment insurance benefits to unemployed illegal alien workers. Why should we pay these workers to, in effect, stay in the United States even after they have lost their jobs here, jobs that were obtained only through the violation of U.S. laws? It is a good question, and one that has been rarely asked to date — but dealing with this topic would give the Trump administration an opportunity to reduce the illegal alien population by simply stopping these payments.