Tuesday, June 16, 2015
If the IMF Says Greed is Bad, It's Bad
Once again the oligarchies want to throw the old wage slaves under their greedy bus regarding the Greek pensions. This just shows the disdain the greedy money people think of the worker and this goes on all over the world--just look at Ukraine and Turkish miners. It is bad enough that the people who are working and driving the capitalist system of today are being deprived of their civil/human rights. This has always been the fight and workers understand this war, but when the world’s oligarchs start a war on the retired workers who are just barely making it on their earned pensions just like the governor of Wisconsin and mayor of Chicago, Illinois, are doing here. This type of conduct will not be tolerated much longer and when present wage slaves see there is no hope now or in the future when they get too old to work, what do the greedy money-grubbing GOP anti-union people think the wage slaves of the world will do? At this time we in the free world have enough enemies so why in the hell do the oligarchies whose livelihoods depend on a capitalist system and who depend on the proletariats of the world to do the labor to keep them in enough cash to live in their gates communities. The illusion of safety within these gates will change if the oligarchies keep doing the anti-worker tactics that they’ve been doing: austerity, which is like withholding life-saving medication and expecting the patient to live; union busting, which is taking away all the workers' protections; cheating workers by stealing their wages; and then flaunting their wealth; the capitalist system will self-destruct. Several millionaires and billionaires, and now even now the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are appealing to the oligarchies of the world to stop their greedy ways and change the way they do business. Economist with the IMF say inequality is a detriment to growth and the right wing rhetoric about trickle-down economics is “self-defeating,” and actually slows growth, and perhaps one of the biggest myths to be blown out of the water is that allowing the rich to hoard all the wealth creating inequality gives them incentives to invest in the economy and wage slaves an incentive to work harder is counterproductive and basically stupid. The only way to stop the demise of the capitalist system is to let labor form unions, raise the minimum wage to $15 to $18 an hour and to stop interfering with workers right to vote. With all of this said, at this time, the Ukraine toilers seem to have the hardest because of their fight with Russia for their sovereignty, their political rights, and at the same time fighting to defend their jobs.