<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Third World, here we come!

Monday, March 28, 2005

Third World, here we come!

The headline of an article in yesterday's Washington Post says it all: "Business Sees Gain In GOP Takeover."

And if business is seeing a gain, that means the rest of us are seeing a loss.

Among the Post's sobering revelations:

"Fortune 500 companies that invested millions of dollars in electing Republicans are emerging as the earliest beneficiaries of a government controlled by President Bush and the largest GOP House and Senate majority in a half century.

"MBNA Corp., the credit card behemoth and fifth-largest contributor to Bush's two presidential campaigns, is among those on the verge of prevailing in an eight-year fight to curtail personal bankruptcies. Exxon Mobil Corp. and others are close to winning the right to drill for oil in Alaska's wildlife refuge, which they have tried to pass for better than a decade. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., another big contributor to Bush and the GOP, and other big companies recently won long-sought protections from class-action lawsuits."

What those corporations apparently fail to realize is that, if we're all working for them at minimum wage, we won't be able to buy their products. And if they force us to pay off the debts we incurred because they don't pay us enough to live, we won't be able to buy their products. And if they continue wrecking the environment, our health will suffer and we won't be able to buy their products.

And if we can't buy their products, business will go out of business.

Now that's a silver lining...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3796-2005Mar26.html

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