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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 10:14 AM

16. Really? The economy is pretty Good for most people?

Not what I'm hearing. Salaries are stagnant. Grain markets are crushed. Small farm Livestock production, usually the farm style of last resort for small farmers, are increasingly being taken over by factory contract farming that leads to nothing but debt. Large corporations, conglomerates and monopolies are sucking up every market so that it is almost impossible to start your own local business. Part timers and contractors fill the ranks of the emploed while having to pay twice the amount of taxes than what Warren Buffet pays. Do you think those $60,000 student loans that blossomed to over $100,000 thanks to lax laws in interest accural, are good for the economy? Do you think ruinous medical costs make for a good economy? Do you think a country with more people in poverty than in the middle class makes for a good economy?

Do you think Trump is NOT jiggling the numbers? The man who canot speak a sentence without lying, is letting his government workers publish the true economic statistics? I don't think so.

No, the economy sucks for most people. As my daughter said, it costs time and money to get out to a protest. And then what if you are injured? You can't afford medical bills. And what if you are arrested? You can't afford a lawyer or fines and jail time. No, keeping people poor is what's keeping them out of the streets, for now.

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