Work is Everything?

 
 

 
By Alberto Pupo

To work is ever important to the American man and woman . Working seems to be a task that gives meaning to the lives of many, it is what gives many of us a sense of freedom and financial security. The need and want for jobs is part of what propelled the average American to stand up and demand more jobs. The lack of jobs is what drove many Americans to the point of despair and why they want to elect leaders, who will provide them with more job opportunities. Sadly it is this American want and desire to work, that leads to exploitation and rampant abuse by those who are “job creators” in the spirit of job creating these individuals indulge in blatant exploitation and abuse of the American worker (much more prevalent in Right to Work States). These Captain’s of the Industry have high expectations and no regard for Continue reading

The Corporate Extortion Game

 

By Alberto Pupo

Corporations do not like to pay taxes. They feel a special sort of entitlement. Corporations have a chip on their shoulder, since they see themselves a job creators. The job creators more often than not are trying to lobby for a way to increase the bottom line. Because corporations have access to politicians they use their influence and ability to create jobs to gain special benefits and tax breaks. The tax break is usually doled out to corporations by truckload, when corporations threaten to pull their business elsewhere. Losing a corporate sponsor is usually something that weighs heavily on the minds of state leadership of both parties. Knowing this corporations are very savvy as they take measure to ensure that they can obtain tax breaks by threating to bolt to greener pastures, ultimately hurting the state economy and livelihood of those employed by the corporation. Through this type of threat and blackmail corporations earn favorable legislation and taxation that Continue reading

The Job Creation Myth

By Alberto Pupo

Two years ago all we the people heard about was job creation. Prior to the 2010 Mid-Term elections the country was flooded by deluge of ads touting the virtues of job creation. Republican candidates made everything about the economy stupid (James Carville was wincing somewhere). The message seem clear and concise the so called socialists in power did not care about putting people to work and were instead to busy with health care. Americans bought this message (mainly due to a very low voter turnout) and thus the Tea Party tsunami was complete! After much self congratulatory banter and gloating they got to work.. or did they? Fast forward two years later months away from yet another election. The record speaks for itself what happened to the job creators? Where is the marvelous promise of an economic boom that the PAC created ads promised us incessantly. In fact the only attempt at a bill to create Jobs came from the Administration and that law has been stalled for two years. Instead we have gotten more attempt at social control and an unhealthy obsession with debt and the lust for austerity. Continue reading