“Why do these 1% keep calling me a taker when I've already given them everything that I had?
I can't wait for the revolution to start.”
YvonneH on Apr 9, 2013 at 13:55:30
“The revolution has started, but it's very quiet. It has to be, since the elite have their huge police forces in place to squash us all. But started, it has: in the form of growing our food in backyards, front yards and in kitchen windows. Anything we produce ourselves, we don't buy from them. Anything we trade with each other, we don't purchase from them. Since part of their plan is to sicken us all with their pesticide laden GMO foods and hence, make us dependent on the toxic drugs they produce, growing our own food both starves them, while keeping ourselves as healthy as possible. My little worm farm is just a small part of this growing revolution....”
“No matter how hard people like me work, it's never going to get any better. The people with the money have gotten enough that they use us as they see fit, and limit our upward mobility- there's no profit in making sure that employees can advance their career or provide for their families. Now that tax burdens on the wealthy are relaxed, pay-for-use infrastructure is common, which further stratifies our society.
We have entered an era of true seperation between the classes in this country. I, and others like me, have given up on the American "dream" and am focused on economic survival- maintaining posession of the home I purchased ten years ago, feeding and clothing my children, that's about it.”
akaterra on Apr 4, 2013 at 21:42:14
“The American dream is based on the idea of progress, which became the American religion over the last 50 years or so, but it is a false religion--all religions are false, by the way--and it sounds as if you are being realistic.”
Mar 26, 2013 at 14:45:30
“This article was obviously written by someone who has never worked in a skilled labor industry. I have spent the past twenty years as a highly skilled dealership auto mechanic, both on the East Coast and in the DFW metroplex, and have never recieved sick pay as a benefit, although I did have a manager ask me why we always came to work sick. Most large and medium sized small businesses view employees as a cost, something to be obtained as cheaply as possible and used until they have nothing left to offer. This is why there is so much resistance to providing health care to employees, paid vacation time is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, and employers prefer to replace employees with lower skilled, less expensive people rather than increase an existing employee's pay. The vast majority of the men I know are earning about what they earned in the late '90s, but working 50-80 hours a week with no benefits or employer provided health care with $1000+ family premiums.
So, yes, I think that worker's rights legislation is necessary. In my experience, employers will use every means at their disposal to increase profits, which directly effects employee treatment and compensation.”