Corporate Taxes, Fascism and Trickle-Down Deceit
Monday, October 22nd, 2012
When Americans aren’t preoccupied with celebrity gossip, professional sports or social networking, they’re inundated with distorted facts and misguided ideals from the establishment media, pundits and politicians.
As a result, the majority of the U.S. population continues to support policies that have contributed to America’s declining living standards and vanishing economic opportunity.
In a previous article I pointed out that although corporate profits have been at record levels, the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, with no signs of abatement. This relationship defies “free market” logic until one factors in the full economic impact of U.S. trade policy.
Rather than create jobs on U.S. soil, corporate America continues outsource and reinvest profits into China, India, Brazil and other developing nations.
The big secret is that the economic arrangements underlying U.S. trade policy are by no means based on free market economics.
When public discussions are held regarding issues most crucial to the nation, the full picture is never presented. Rather than an open debate, opponents go head-to-head with narrowly-focused arguments that rarely deviate from the well-anchored policies of Washington. This is done in order to keep voters shielded from real alternatives, so they will have no choice but to support the status quo.
Using its control over the media-entertainment complex, America’s fascist establishment can cause the masses to think and behave as it desires.
It can convince them that they need a vaccination to protect against a pandemic which never manifests;
that Saddam Hussein has “Weapons of Mass Destruction” which never surface;
that Palestinians are the villains and Israelis are the victims; that Iran is an “evil nation,” posing a threat to the United States and the rest of the “free world.”
It can even convince them that spying on their every move is in their best interest.
As Americans anxiously wait for an economic recovery to surface, numerous myths have been disseminated in order to justify policies favoring the wealthy.
For instance, the right-wing arm of the establishment has fooled many into thinking that lowering corporate taxes will resolve the unemployment picture.