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  •  Not job creators - wealth extractors (9+ / 0-)

    Nobody runs a business with the idea of maximizing the number of employees they have. The goal is always to do more with less, trim the payroll, boost productivity. Eliminate benefits and pensions, and keep wages as low as possible. Minimize expenses and invest not one cent more than you have to. (And none at all if the aim is to cash out in the near future.)

    Those are the goals CEOs pursue. That's why they get the big bucks - and why shareholders demand they do it so they can get more of those big bucks too. This is the model vulture capitalists operate on; this is why they've been strip mining the middle class for decades; this why they exalt the ownership class.

    Because if you aren't a wealth extractor, you're just raw material to be exploited and used up. That's why no single payer. That's why raise the retirement age. That's why the carried interest rule and the low capital gains rate. That's why the anti-government fetish, where it's not a wholly owned subsidiary being gutted for private gain. That's why the contempt for 'muppets'.

    And they want us to be grateful to them for all of this. They demand we stroke their egos and give them precedence. They want us to bow to their superiority.

    "Lucky to have a job" indeed.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 07:46:41 PM PST

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