Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism

Topics: Middle class, Public sector, Government Pages: 2 (609 words) Published: March 25, 2014

The first article I read was called “Plutocrats Despising the Poor: An American Tradition.” A part of the article talks about how millionaires and billionaires are basically telling the middle class and poor should just suck it up and that the 99 percent should stop “envying” the rich and start “emulating” them. Also that we should be glad we don’t live in China or India where people are making 30,00 and in my opinion even people in America only make that much for example some teachers only make 40,000 a year and that’s with a four year degree. As quoted in the article “And most of all they should stop annoying their "betters" with demands for "handouts" like unemployment insurance, food stamps, and other "entitlements." They also talk about how we're forced to endure over the public airwaves the whining and moaning of billionaires and millionaires who believe working people are not bending at the knee to them enough or doing so without the level of devotion. In January Tom Perkins sent a letter into the wall street journal comparing working people’s concern about inequality to the Nazis singling out the Jews for persecution at the time of Kristallnacht, but later did he take back that statement but he did stay true to the message he was trying to send out although Sam Zell did agree with his statement and had defended Perkins. The second article is called “If Obama is such a socialist, then why are government jobs disappearing?” Throughout the past four years Obama has created roughly 8.5 million dollars yet well the labor market has turned around public employment has decreased. “For all the talk on the right about how President Obama is a closet socialist bent on ballooning the government, jobs at the state, local, and federal levels have steadily dried up since Obama took office.” So this leads to the question what is happening and why hasn’t Obama done anything to fix this issue at hand. The article also talks about how public sector employment has...
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