The Screw Deal

Posted April 23, 2011
By Clay Cerny

“Courageous” Representative Paul Ryan suggests gutting Medicare while giving the ultra-rich and corporations even bigger tax breaks.  This plan is outrageous.  However, it’s just a plan.  When we look back at the past 30 years, American workers have lost more and more while the rich have gotten richer through social insecurity.

American are sick of this Screw Deal.  Roger Bybee from In These Times notes that so many jobs were offshored between 1999-2009 that no new jobs were created.  At the same time. 2/3 of the country’s biggest corporations paid no federal income taxes.  In his article, Bybee cites polling data to show that all Americans, including a majority of Republicans, think the rich should pay more in taxes.  Multinational corporation cut 2.9 million jobs in the U.S. while hiring 2.4 million people outside of the country.  I guess that's why conservatives claim big corporations are “job creators” who should not be taxed.  Bybee ends his article by talking about the spirit of the Wisconsin protestors:  “Workers are increasingly moving from outrage to action.”  That’s good.  Enough of being screwed.