BY KAREN WEBB
To my congressmen and legislators:
The richest 1% of United States citizens make 24% of the income and they expect the rest of us to work for wages we can’t live on or buy the products we make or the services we provide.
In 1980 the CEOs of the largest corporations made 42 times as much as the average worker and in 2001 they made 531 times as much.
A corporation does not get to vote, but they do get to buy elections. If a politician wants to say no one buys his votes then he should be the next Russ Feingold and just not take any corporate or PAC money unless everything is disclosed.
We have an idea who bought this election, but we want to know for sure. We know it is not doctors who sent the prices on health care, it is bureaucrats, but we are told those should be corporate bureaucrats and not congressional or government bureaucrats. The problem is we have no say as in the selection of the corporate bureaucrats and if the people we elect refuse to make any corporate bureaucrats accountable then where does that leave us? We can’t even boycott to send them a message because we have no idea who to boycott.
According to you guys, we the people are supposed to accept a non-living wage with little or no benefits, FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY, while the CEOs buy the country, manipulate the stock market and get huge tax breaks without doing a damn thing for the country or the people.
Someday the least of these are going to stop shooting themselves in the foot by supporting the rich young rulers. Compromise is supposed to come from both sides and you guys have made non-compromise your platform.
– Karen Webb lives in Moore, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer