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Why aren’t we trying to bust corporations?

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Marti Oakley (c) copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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I’ll make you a deal……I’ll agree to union busting if you agree to help end corporations.

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For all those out there cheering the union busting, where was your bravado, your passion, when Wall Street and the gangster banksters were robbing the American taxpayer and bringing the country to the edge of collapse with their corruption? I’ll tell you where you were…..you were sitting at home with your mouth shut. If you did speak it was to support the corporate overthrow of our government and our Republic. You are the same people who think a global economy is going to make you rich, and who parroted the neo-con mantra of “it ain’t fair to tax the rich” and how terrible it was to tax corporations who are registering the highest profits in recorded history while we foot the bill for subsidies, tax credits and the loss of wage protecting tariffs in all those unlawful trade agreements that serve to bankrupt economies around the world.

What we are witnessing is not only the wholesale deconstruction of our economy, but also the wage base that has secured a healthy middle class. Paramount to ending the middle class is to end workers rights. The right of workers to collectively bargain for benefits and wages helped maintain competitive wages across the board. Whether we belonged to a union or not, we benefited from them as businesses had to pay a fair wage in order to compete for the best workers.

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Prisoners of the system: Corporate organized crime runs the system of human trafficking for profit

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Marti Oakley(c) copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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 The five southeastern states of the US, long known for their corruption within the so-called justice system, are notorious for gaming the system.  Backwoods lawyers, Billy-Bob judges and Boss Hog type law enforcement personnel are all too common.  After all, these are just human beings; who cares?  As long as there is money to be made, there seems to be no shortage of individuals willing to profit from what has become nothing short of human trafficking for profits.

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Finding reasons to put people in prisons has become big business in the US.  Beginning in the 1980’s, prisons began privatizing for profit, making that profit off the forced labor of prisoners who saw not one dime in return for their labor.  John Ashcroft helped along the prisoner-for-profit program by handing down mandated prison term guidelines.  The so-called justice system dutifully complied with federal mandates as money, and lots of it, began to flow from the exaggerated prison sentences.  Wall Street began selling bonds on the labor of prisoners and the number of prisoners to foreign countries; bonds that were based on the length of time they could be guaranteed that prisoners would be held.  More

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