HOW BILLIONAIRES ARE LOOTING AMERICA AND NOT PROTESTORS by Sarah Midkiff

The looting of America is not the byproduct of protests, but rather it can be seen in our country’s broken economic system, one that allows tax breaks for the ultra-rich, unchecked legislation that enables shareholders to get payouts even when the money comes from a federal bailout, and corporate double-dipping while employees lose their livelihood.

Source: How Billionaires Are Looting America & Not Protestors

This is a brilliant post and points the finger — many fingers — at the real looters who have stolen our lives and our futures so they can have more money per hour than we will have in our entire working lifetimes.

Reblogged also on Judy Dykstra-Brown’s blog, it’s a reminder that the number of TVs stolen or for that matter, expensive clothing and broken windows, the real looters are sitting in their mansions and laughing at us. Laughing. Because we can’t touch them.

Please, let’s show them we CAN touch them. Let’s vote their shills out of office. Let’s get our country back. Let’s do it while we still can.

Let’s do something to fix the climate, make peace with our friends, stop trying to make war with everyone else. Let’s try to help the neediest, start growing healthy food. Let’s let our farmers return to farming so we grow our own food and don’t rely entirely on global distribution. Let’s give EVERYONE health care, mental and physical. Let the corporations pay what they owe … and they owe a LOT.

All my life I’ve been paying corporations. My taxes don’t go to my town to help it grow, It goes to political stooges and their PR agencies. Maybe it’s time they started helping pay our costs. Maybe, if we do it right, at least our grandchildren can have the life we hoped they would have.

SHARE YOUR WORLD FROM LAST WEEK (WHICH I MISSED) ‘CAUSE THIS WEEK DIDN’T COME UP – MARILYN ARMSTRONG

SHARING MY WORLD – A WEEK LATE BUT I HAVE AN EXCUSE!

Is it ever okay to commit a crime?  Please explain.

I have been known to speed and park semi-legally. I’ve never intentionally done anything worse than drive too fast and wonder if I put the car too close to the “no parking” sign. I have no idea if I’m even capable of doing anything worse. It doesn’t mean I haven’t behaved badly, but it wasn’t illegal, just not very nice.

So, essentially, not really. Not counting smoking dope before it was legal, that is.

Do you deal with change well?  (not money, because I know some wit out there is thinking how bulky coins are. Well, I did anyhow.  O_o  )  

I used to deal with change well especially because the kind of work I did usually required a new job about every year and a half. I’d write the book and there wasn’t enough other work to keep paying me full time.

The older I get, though, the harder I find it making major changes in life. A lot of change, for example, involves either spending money or moving. I have no money and have trouble moving. Overall? I think I’m pretty much in what could be called a “normal” place which (I suspect) is where most people end up.

Do you like birds?   The sound of bird song in the morning, taking pictures of them, as food? 

Do I like birds? Are you serious? Sheesh. I do worry about whether or not they like ME! After all the food they get from me, you’d think they’d let me out on the deck so I could stop taking pictures of them through the glass door!

 What’s the least used item of clothing you own?

My really heavy overcoat. This is because our winters aren’t as cold as they used to be and when they ARE that cold, I stay in my warm, dry house! No more snow fortresses for this senior!

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