A new Moyers & Company broadcast is now airing on PBS channels.  It’s an interesting subject about the increased wealth of super-rich, with guests, Matt Taibbi, of the Rolling Stone and Chrystia Freeland, author of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.

This quote by Matt Taibbi is excerpted on Moyers & Company website showcasing the program:

“We have this community of rich people who genuinely believe that they are the wealth creators and they should get every advantage and break,” Taibbi tells Bill. “Whereas everybody else is a parasite and they’re living off of them”

Here’s a link to the program:

http://billmoyers.com/segment/matt-taibbi-and-chrystia-freeland-on-the-one-percents-power-and-privileges/

I am startled by the information that companies are now forcing employees to work unpaid hours supporting the boss’s political candidate.  Unfortunately, it’s not included on the website video but the program I saw on PBS aired it at the end of the interview with Taibbi and Freeland.  Here is a link to that information found on Moyers & Company website:

http://billmoyers.com/2012/10/19/plutocrats-want-to-own-your-vote/

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“The plutocrats know it and love it — and the rest of us should be forewarned: When the Supreme Court made its infamous Citizens United decision, liberating plutocrats to buy our elections fair and square, the justices may have effectively overturned rules that kept bosses from ordering employees to do political work on company time. Election law expert Trevor Potter told us that now “corporations argue that it is a constitutionally protected use of corporate ‘resources’ to order employees to do political work or attend campaign events — even if the employee opposes the candidate, or is threatened with being fired for failure to do what the corporation asks!”

This is chilling stuff, people.  We need to wake up and do something about it before it’s too late.

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We can’t let them clip our wings.

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