Once upon a time there was a building in America. The space in this building was shared fairly equally among the residents. People who lived in this building shared the laundry, paid nearly equal rent, and shopped in the local grocery, hardware, and clothing stores.
Life went on in the building for some years before things seemed to change, not so much as you would notice, but surely something was happening when a few of the people moved to the top floor of the building and began buying up the apartments on the bottom.
The people on the bottom, who couldn’t afford the higher rent, went to the Mayor’s office to protest being forced out, only to find out that the Mayor now lived on the top floor! The Mayor told them that by next year all of the lower apartments would be completely renovated and huge swimming pool would be built for the residents and their children.
A year went by. Two years went by and the rent was raised even higher! The promises for the renovation and the pool had all been lies. They went to the State House to talk to the Governor only to find out his name was Walker and he lived in the large corner apartment on the very top floor.
Building in the Foreground and Left
The pink band at the top of the building demonstrates 1% of the population of the United States. The orange band below demonstrates the amount of wealth this 1%
controls – 34.6%
Building in the Foreground and Right.
The pink band at the top of the building demonstrates 10% of the population of the United States. The orange band below demonstrates the amount of wealth this 10%
controls – 72.1%
How much is left for the 90% of us? 26.9% (the brown part at the bottom)
Scott Walker is a prime example of a heavily corporate sponsored candidate (even drawing large sums the Koch Brothers) who plots to destroy working class negotiation tools, while giving away public resources to his billionaire allies. Whether it be lies about how public pensions are draining the budget , selling no bid power plant contracts to Koch industries or using layoffs as a political weapon, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has no problems lying and scheming to accomplish the will of his corporate masters.
I wish this were just some conspiracy theory. It is all too scary, subtle, and real. You can watch a great speech by Bernie Sanders, Senator from Vermont that addresses this issue …Here