Did you know that the top 1% wealthiest people in the US hold nearly 35% of the entire nation's money? This study (if you click on the link) was done in 1983 but was updated in 2007. Other research shows that this percentage is increasing.
Here we are in Wisconsin--public workers fighting against private workers. The TRUTH is that those of us fighting are ALL MIDDLE CLASS OR WORKING PEOPLE just wanting a better life. We're all just trying to survive. We're on the same side, in the same boat! Do you see that?
How is it that the vast majority of citizens are working so hard to survive, trying to get a couple hundred dollars here and a few thousand there to pay bills. We're working multiple jobs and putting in overtime hours.
And the whole time we're doing that, ONE PERCENT of our population is holding 35% of the money in this nation. There's something fishy here, something not quite right.
To the hard working people of Wisconsin and those of you all over America:
Please don't fight amongst each other. Open your eyes to the TRUTH behind the problem. WE are NOT the problem. In Wisconsin, right now we're fighting over pay, benefits, and retirement among other things. For many public employees affected by this bill, it'd be anywhere from $5000 to $10,000 difference per person yearly. That amount of money makes a HUGE difference to us in whether we pay our bills, put food on our table, keep our home.
But that money is like pennies to the top 1% wealthiest people and their politicians. It's probably a one hour shopping spree for them. They must be sitting comfortably at home, watching us on TV in Madison, WI fighting over "pennies"... and laughing.
Somehow we've been orchestrated to be pitted one against another--worker vs. worker. Is there something wrong with this picture?