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  •  They’ll expand prison-labor next, (1+ / 0-)
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    alizard

    to make the US more ‘globally competitive’ (which will instead be justified as way of covering the high cost of incarceration, much of it private, and largely unneeded, i.e. ‘war on drugs’). And the conserva-drones will fall for it too (like they have fallen for the sabotage of the US safety net, through 30 years of transferring wealth from the working-class to the rich through ‘borrowing’ from the SS trust-fund to finance tax-cuts for corporations/the rich). It’s all about tearing down the US working-class, so the oligarchs can steal our productivity, assets, resources etc., reducing the US standard of living at the altar of ‘global competitiveness’ (i.e. the multinational have been officially running the show ever since 1974 (i.e. the creation of the constitution-circumventing Fast track negotiating authority, under which a lot of bad trade deals, i.e. NAFTA, GATT  etc. were negotiated., which also transfer resources from the US working class to multinational corporations) and their power has increased exponentially ever since.

    •  even Southern slaveowners never (1+ / 0-)
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      Mike Taylor

      dreamed of having the taxpayers cover all the costs of housing, feeding, and security for their slave populations.

      Peak Oil is NOW! Looking for intelligent energy policy alternatives? Try here.

      by alizard on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 05:09:04 PM PDT

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