Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

Nobody Reads BROKE, by Glenn Beck.

Nobody Reads

I don’t know about your town, but here in democratic North St. Louis, the manufacturing jobs were shipped overseas and replaced by government jobs, during the last four Presidents.

My old neighborhood, once was alive with movie theaters, malls, dance halls, clothing stores…all gone now. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, replaced with Medical centers and government buildings. Once the Ford plant moved, the middle-class homes that look like middle class homes, now look like the people in it are just poverty stricken. Most of them look depressing and bare. It breaks my heart to have watched it all decay.

As we see on our news, the ‘new normal’ will be FILLED with more government workers being invented to do more “necessary” but meaningless jobs.

What’s left? Not much. But this destruction of the private sector is one of the reasons Illinois and many other states are going broke. The pensions owed are putting them into bankruptcy. I thought about this today when I came upon this section:

From BROKE, by Glenn Beck (Published 2010)

Progressives love to complain about the gap between the incomes of the rich and poor, but if the press had been doing its job, then American would have realized a longtime ago that the most outrageous gap in this country is the one between federal workers wages and everyone else’s.

The average federal employee earned $81,258 per year in 2009. The average private sector worker made $50,452. What you add in the benefits, the gap grows even wider. The average private industry employee gets about $10,000 per year in benefits but federal employees receive a staggering $43,000 or more. The disparity in total compensation has grown from 66 percent in 2000to 101 percent in 2009.

When you look at direct job to job comparisons, total compensation (salaries and benefits) for federal employees is 50 percent higher than for their private sector counterparts.

There’s also that pesky little economic law of incentives and subsidies, Incentivizing people to work for the government means fewer of them are going to start their own businesses or innovate inside private companies.

It’s the progressive dream. The more people who work for the government, the less you have to worry about the people EVER rising up against it. Do more than half the people work in government jobs? How many of them lost their jobs due to this virus?

Nobody Knows, because they don’t WANT you to know. It was never intended in our Constitution for the government to be the main employer.

What I do know is that the people who grew up and live here, now are older, their jobs moved overseas, and yet, the ‘poor’ mostly blacks, have great jobs in all the new government medical or administrative buildings which replaced the old economy. They drive big $45,000 SUV’s. They live in $250,000 homes.

Oh, and did I mention Ferguson, Mo was in North Country? Right. What you saw on the news was pure racist propaganda.

Most of the blacks make a great living here, while those that worked at Ford, or McDonald Douglass, the old white people, are the ones who had to pay for the migration of the blacks out of the city of St. Louis into the North country. They are being crushed by high property taxes. Like all the other democratic cities in America.

It was…redistribution. But they don’t call it that. LBJ’s war on poverty really worked! It just took destroying private industry. It took a while.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad they are working and have great salaries, but…what happens when here is no backbone economy to SUPPORT that government?

President Trump was trying to help the blacks get their OWN businesses…and that was a great step towards a better life for everyone.

But, that wasn’t happening in North Country, St. Louis. Just more government buildings. Nobody talks about it. Except in Glenn Beck’s book.

It’s one of his better ones, get a copy at your local library. (IF YOU CAN.)

And how much do our politicians getting pensions for the rest of THEIR lives cost us?

I’d like to know, wouldn’t you?

 

May 7, 2020 - Posted by | economy, Uncategorized | ,

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