Thursday, April 16, 2015

To our local elected officials and elites who have voted for and taken taxpayer "incentives" to create low paying jobs; Please Stop Stealing

"In North Carolina, working families received 51 percent of the state costs for public assistance programs like Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the basic household income assistance program Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF).

Like those folks who work at gas station convenience stores
and restaurants etc...
whose owners received taxpayer funded water and sewer
to take business from other non-taxpayer supported business
by our not very honest and/or honorable City Council
who trade everyone's money for political gain
while our local press ignores the rip offs
as they are in on the same game. 

...North Carolina taxpayers contributed $540 million to families of low-wage workers – people with jobs – to close the gap between what a low-wage worker receives in pay and what that worker’s family needs to survive...

...“At both the state and federal levels, more than half of total spending on the public assistance programs analyzed in this report – Medicaid/CHIP, TANF, EITC, and food stamps – goes to working families,”...

“Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of enrollees in America’s major public support programs are members of working families; the taxpayers bear a significant portion of the hidden costs of low-wage work in America,”...

...working families in North Carolina receive nearly $5 billion in public assistance funds – well over half of all money spent every year on these programs in this state.

$5 billion + $540 million = $5,540,000,000
in income subsidies to those paying the salaries,
including those locally who pay peanuts
and receive "incentives" from our local elected officials
which everyone has to pay for via taxation,
while the News and Record and the Rhino Times
endorse the same mreckufrehros for reelection.

...The stock market has been on one of the most sustained bull market runs in history; companies are reporting record profits; executives receive lavish pay packages. However, inflation-adjusted wage growth from 2003 to 2013 was either flat or negative for the entire bottom 70 percent of the wage distribution..."
The next time one of our local elites buys up some politicians 
and asks for a taste of the tax pie 
in exchange for their campaign spots on their billboards
and signs on their properties,
in order to hire some folks and pay less than a living wage,
at businesses which take from the less connected others down the street
please tell them to go stick it,
along with our compromised press, who won't report what they should.

This is Greensboro.