Bush, the Neo-Cons, and the Congress members of both parties are steadily destroying the U.S. economy and its prospects for the future. "Free trade" is the goal, and cheap labor is a means to that goal. American manufacturing jobs are being cast aside in Kansas and Detroit so fast as to make the head spin. And all the while the dumbed-down rustbelt right-wingers cheer as their jobs go away forever and their children and grandchildren are placed under mountainous piles of debt.
It cannot be long before the process is irreversible and before Americans learn what it is like to live in poverty in huge numbers. The moneyed elite loves it. The global corporations don’t mind if American labor is devalued and if the American lifestyle goes under, as long as cheap labor is available and consumers are buying merchandise somewhere in the world. The corporatocracies learned long ago what Henry Ford knew — it is better to make a penny off a billion poor people than to make a dollar off a million middle-class people.
America’s days of greatness are nearly over. The children of America have been sold out to the lowest bidder, and will never be able to repay the debts they have been placed under. Foreign owners and landlords will be coming to collect the rent and foreign employers will soon do to American labor what American employers are now doing to labor in Malaysia, China and Vietnam.
Democracy will not save America, because the first goal of the corporatocracy was to corrupt the democratic processes in favor of class structure. The golden rule is truer than ever — whoever has the gold makes the rules.
The ratio of rich to middle class to poor is less and less relevant in America, with the middle class dropping continually and headed towards poverty, where there is no political power. Soon, it will be rich vs. poor in America, and the rich will have sewed up the deal, with spying, martial law (if "necessary") and claims of terrorism against any citizen who resists this infernal process.
It’s class warfare, and if you aren’t worth a million dollars in America in the near future, you won’t be worth much at all. Your kids can join the military and go fight to protect the wealthy. That will be job prospect number one for America’s youth in the decades ahead. One day, the memories of making union-scale wages at the automobile factory will be a thing of the past. Unions will be long gone. Service class wages will be set low. Poverty, hunger, and violence will expand as the standard of living sinks like a rock.
Welcome to America in the second decade of the New Millenium. How fast things change!