Vote to Put Money in the US Economy

7 07 2015

The Republicans have this war against working people and they mostly fail to understand American economics 101 and yet their campaigns blaming your problems on “the other guy” seem to keep working.

You probably know that our economy depends on the flow of money. We need to buy things to keep the economy going. Working people do that. For the most part, the rich that contribute so much to the Republican Party don’t.

When you get a raise, you buy food, you buy school supplies, you buy cars and you pay your taxes on it. When corporate and owner profits increase, they hide it in foreign banks. They do not spend it. They do not pay taxes on it. It does not trickle down.

Being against a raise in the minimum wage, being against union wages, being against living wages may be good for the economies of the Swiss and Cayman Island banks, but it is not good for America.

The WPA worked. The stimulus worked. Getting money into the hands of working people is good. The Obama administration has grown the economy such that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of private sector jobs. This would have been helped if the Republican legislature had also passed one or two jobs bills, but they refused. Working people with money spend it and the economy grows. The people in the legislature aren’t stupid. They know that. But working people don’t add enough to their campaign coffers to get their attention.

This next election, don’t vote for the candidates paid for by corporations. Vote for the candidates who grow the economy by placing more money in the hands of workers.

The economy isn’t being stalled by the poor immigrant picking strawberries, it is being stalled by the flag waving Republican congressman funded by Nestle, Monsanto and the Koch brothers.

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