We have had forty years of plummeting wages, mostly because the demonetization of unions have decimated them and led to corporations running rampshod over us. True, unions have become greedy in their own right but I'd rather have that any day than the slave labor we have been demoted to. We have got to stand up and start demanding better for ourselves because the end result is a fascist state where we will be told what to do, and how much we can expect to get, neither of which will make anyone happy, except for the overlords or course.
It now takes two incomes to even come close to a one wage salary of the 1970's. Unfortunately for feminists everywhere, a lot of this has to do with women entering the workforce en masse at the same time. Without a strong union to protect wages, demand outweighed supply and one of the direct results is the plummeting of wages ever since. If your workforce is bigger than the amount of jobs you have, employers can lower their salary concerns as they will always find someone to work for less than you, thus the sad state of today's working poor. Illegal immigrants within the work force also helped to a far lesser degree.
Let me get this straight: I AM NOT ADVOCATING ALL WOMEN TO GO BACK TO BEING BAREFOOT AND PREGNANT! That ship has sailed and there is no getting that genie back in the bottle nor should we. Regular readers of this column know I am a vocal supporter of women's rights. However, with data showing that our children are being raised by no one and crime rates spiking highest throughout the 70's (and still haven't gone down to anywhere near pre-1960's), the fact we have women working with small children at home, I do find a bit reprehensible. But as these women HAVE to work, lest starvation come into play, it's all moot.
Clinton gets a lot of the blame for this for throwing welfare mothers off the rolls after three years and forcing them to find work. What happened to the sanctity of motherhood that the GOP has been playing up all week after Hillary Rosen spoke the truth that Mitt Romney's wife wouldn't know a hard's day's work if she fell in it?
Is motherhood hard? You better believe it. Is it the same as coal mining, crab fishing, or even dealing with your dickish boss day in and day out? Not even close. And it is bullshit to even pretend it is. The GOP is using this as a springboard to try to get women back into their good graces and, for the most part, it's not working.
We need to have some sort of new welfare program so that women OR men can stay at home with small children. I don't see the problem with that but the Teatards of the US think that we should all work our balls off for the lowest possible wage available just because they think being a parent is lazy. THAT is the real obscenity here. Where's the outrage over that principle? Talk about double standards, not to mention the fact that Mitt Romney said exactly what Rosen said three months ago and no one said boo on the GOP side. Fucking hypocrites.
Real wages peaked in the 1970's at twenty dollars an hour. Today it is $8.50, or a 57% decrease. Here's a link to an article and graph that shows this disparity:
As the government keeps tinkering with inflation data, and are still doing, we keep getting lied to as to what the real inflation rate. This type of fraud is cheating seniors and the disabled from Social Security raises that they are legally entitled to. If the government hadn't stolen the entire SS trust fund, it wouldn't be insolvent either and we wouldn't have the GOP trying to constantly solve a problem they helped create.
Now, due to economic reasons, we are experiencing even further wage cuts as corporations have all the power to do whatever they like with no oversight whatsoever. This is from globalresearch.com:
"In the months immediately following the financial meltdown in September 2008, US corporations carried out massive layoffs, using unemployment as a weapon to bludgeon the working class into accepting unprecedented concessions. Big business employed new technology (automation, computerization) as well as speedup to cut costs and rapidly return to record profits on the basis of a smaller work force, despite lagging sales and revenues.
Obama’s forced restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler in 2009 ushered in a wave of wage- and benefit-cutting throughout the private sector. The bailout of the auto giants was predicated on the agreement of the United Auto Workers union to impose a 50 percent wage cut and the gutting of pensions and benefits for all newly hired workers. This set a new benchmark of $12-$15 an hour for US auto workers, previously among the highest paid manufacturing workers in the world, reducing wages to near-poverty levels."
So, as I have stated numerous times, the unemployment figures not only mask the true levels of unemployment but the fact that wages have fallen across the board. Corporations are raping us daily and the Teatards and the GOP want thing to get even worse. Mind you, democrats are almost as equally guilty as this research from globalresearch shows: