By “Madame Rhubarb”
I finished watching part 2 of “Appalachia” a while ago and have been ruminating on the criminal treatment of coal miners by big Eastern and Mid Western business men and banks. Over their control of local, state and federal governments. Over the blocking of unions and perpetuation of the status quo that confluence of power and influence enabled. Millions (billions today) were made off the backs of families with barely enough to eat and NO benefits. Then it hit me: This is essentially the same situation we are at this very moment.
The average consumer has absolutely no clout and is regularly exploited by pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, credit card companies, mortgage companies, banks in general, even our government representatives. Record profits, even in this recession, are being generated while the average consumer receives NO relief from local, state and federal governments with their representatives so often beholding to the special interests that fill their campaign coffers rather than to their constituants. Click to continue »