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Ron's Rants Dec 21, 2011
It Finally Has Happened
by Ron Ault

MSNBC investor TV personality Jim Cramer was on the Today Show this morning expounding about how good the U.S. economy was compared to the rest of the world.  He was saying it has recovered and was inching upwards into previous high water marks for investors.  It finally has happened.  Wall Street’s economy is no longer part of the American economy for you and me.  It is isolated from the nation. The ups and downs of the stock market have no effect on our jobs in America. Why?  We don’t have that many U.S. jobs that are owned by the stock market any more. They have been sold for the profit of the investment banks—the money changers.

This year the state of Maryland, one of the highest per capita income states in America, lost 8% of its entire manufacturing base.  Maryland was better off in this respect than most of the nation. Wisconsin was hit worst with a massive loss of manufacturing jobs. Overall, some eight million manufacturing jobs have been lost in America and these living wage jobs are not coming back.

Companies headquartered in the U.S., with their CEOs who are living in the U.S., moved your jobs to foreign countries so they can get richer. These are no longer American companies.  The CEOs of these companies and corporations have no allegiance to the United States.  These few super wealthy individuals enjoy all the benefits of U.S. citizenship without any responsibility to the rest of America’s citizens. Their actions are directly responsible for the loss of the economy and the reduced quality of life for the masses, yet they are not held responsible. Why? The answer is simple: because in America “free enterprise” trumps everything, including the welfare of Americans. In America, everything is for sale to the highest bidder. We are free to sell America to the nation of China or Russia, or North Korea if we want to—no restrictions. We can sell off all the jobs, and the handful of wealthy that own everything become even more wealthy, in fact, filthy rich, while the rest of America dies of starvation. No other nation on earth allows this to happen but here in America we do.

Soon, the only thing we can say is truly “Made in the USA” is the great wealth of some 400 some super wealthy individuals. AND, THEY MADE IT at your expense!

Merry Christmas America.

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