While many Democrats and Progressives seem to be scared of embracing Class Warfare, I am not. In fact I wrote a book titled “As I See It: Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom”.
The truth is we have had Class Warfare for 30 years. It has been the top 2% pilfering the middle class. This week I wrote a blog and a newspaper articled titled ““President Obama’s American Jobs Act Just A Start”. In an excerpt of the article I wrote
President Obama’s job bill is just a very small start that should be approved in its entirety. The country however needs a systemic but orderly reversal of the legal thievery that occurred over the last 30 years. Massive injection of capital to get our roads, bridges, schools, public transports, and airports back to first class standards must be made. Higher education must be afforded to all who earn the grades to warrant higher education at affordable rates. Massive injection of capital must be made in research for alternative energy sources, medicines, materials, and other technologies.
The private sector corporations have not kept its pact with “we the people”. Instead they have used up the resources “we the people” invested in. “We the people” created and paid for great universities that educated the professionals mined by corporations. “We the people” created and paid for the canals, the highways, the airports, the bridges that enabled corporations to move their goods. “We the people” created the military that keep the sea lanes open and free for corporations to import and export their goods. Ultimately “we the people” are the largest consumers of corporations’ goods even as they employ “we the people” at lower wages and even as they export more and more of “we the peoples’” jobs to slave labor and environmentally challenged countries abroad.
So how do we pay for this? Through an aberration in our economic system and without justification 1% of Americans own 49.7% of all investment assets and 43% of all financial wealth. 10% of Americans own almost 90% of all investment assets and 83% of all financial wealth. The wealth and income disparity in America is the worst of all industrialized nations sans Switzerland. America’s meritless wealth must be progressively taxed. The economic activity generated by them paying back what is owed “we the people” will benefit them and society at large. It is time that we demand from those that have mined “we the peoples’” resources, blood, sweat, tears, and scars, the obligation to repair the damage they have caused.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Elizabeth Warren articulating the same thoughts in her stump speech as she starts campaigning for the Massachusetts Senate. If Progressives would stop trying to move to the center or to the right and simply start speaking a middle class centric message we will not only win, we will sweep the 2012 elections. We must dictate the terms of the debate. Republicans are excellent at allowing us to take our eye off the ball with flammable inconsequential side issues that have nothing to do with our economic well being. We cannot allow this now.
Elizabeth Warren, you are my hero. I hope many of our puny Progressives will learn from your strength and message. Interesting enough she is polling higher than the incumbent. YOU SEE!!! Middle Class centric messages not centrist messages will win the day.