This topic will be pretty lengthy, so I’ve broken it into several posts. These are ten grievances which the working people of America had against what I call the “Arrogant Poobahs of Washington”, or “APOW” for short. That term includes the bulk of the career politicians of both parties, plus their extended infrastructure and entourage throughout Wall Street, Washington, academia and the media.
Picture the unemployed people of Michigan and Wisconsin filling The Big House in Ann Arbor and Lambeau Field in Green Bay to hear an address by Obama and Clinton. Obama grabs a microphone and announces that from now on, we’re only going to count the people in the upper deck as being unemployed; we’re not going to count you people in the lower deck anymore.
Then he turns to an economic advisor and asks for the new figure for the unemployment rate. Whoooooeeeee, he chortles, the Obama administration has brought the unemployment rate down to the lowest level in umpteen years. Obama is the greatest!
Of course, the people in the lower deck are quite well aware that they are still, in fact, unemployed. There’s no paycheck coming in. Obama and Clinton just decided to stop counting them as unemployed. That takes care of the first two grievances: APOW destroying our jobs with dumbass policies, and then not counting us as unemployed.
Grievances 3 and 4 follow quickly: APOW cancelling our health insurance and driving up the cost of our health care. Number 5 is letting tens of millions come across the border illegally and drive down wages for everyone while simultaneously driving up the burden of public assistance and the crime rate.
There is a particularly cruel hypocrisy inherent in the first five. The people in the lower deck, who want desperately to work and get ahead, are seething at APOW’s hypocrisy. While preaching that APOW wants us to earn a minimum wage of at least $10 or $15 per hour … APOW is killing the jobs that would pay us $20 and $25 and $30 and $35 per hour (coal mining, Keystone Pipeline, drilling in Alaska, domestic drilling in general). And APOW is letting tens of millions come across the border illegally to drive down wages for everyone.
And APOW does those things while sanctimoniously preaching that they want us to earn better wages. Well, hell’s bells, then stop killing the jobs that pay better, and stop letting illegals come across the border! This ain’t rocket science, APOW – you can figure this out. If you genuinely want us to earn better wages, then stop killing the jobs that pay better, and stop letting illegals come across the border!
That covers the first five. We’ll take up grievances #6-7 in the next post.
ERpundit – 04/30/2018