War On Poverty Is Phony Pretense

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Hello fellow world zobopians!  I haven’t posted in a while because I didn’t think I had anything important to say…until now.

The War on Poverty is a War on Poor People

The war on poverty never intended to be a war at all.  It was mostly a painfully timid and overly self-conscious assault on the consequences of human misery.  The war on poverty was [and probably still is] a vehicle for the perpetuation of the view that poverty was traceable to individual shortcomings on the part of poor people.  People are poor because they have no money or power to negotiate with.

When the poor eat the rich, what will rich people taste like?

Until neXt time…

Mini-Wage

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Happy New Year fellow zobopians!  It took me some time to get my blogging juices flowing for 2015.  And the best I can do is a photo opportunity.  Anything for the topic of the minimum wage for the working poor.  Let’s face it, anybody working at minimum wage is poor. That’s the way the “powers that be” want it.

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Lies, Lies, Lies! They’re Gonna Get You!

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Hi there fellow zobopians!  The debate about the Minimum Wage is full of lies.

Lie #1) Minimum wage pulls workers out of poverty. Most employees are getting few, if any, company-sponsored benefits like healthcare or paid time off  Most workers are getting government benefits.

Lie #2) Minimum wage will kill jobs.  Most profits low-wage labor go toward the salaries and bonuses of corporate executives.

Lie #3) Increasing minimum wage will impact small businesses.  If or when wages go up, small businesses won’t feel the impact now, but it could change in the far future.

Lie #4) Most minimum wage workers are teenagers.  Most workers are working women over the age of 20, usually the head of her family.

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#RaiseTheWage

Bossy @ss B*tch

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…and Dumb too! Hello fellow zobopians, let me explain myself. I don’t normally use my blog as a rant platform, but today…well…

As I was walking down the street going home Monday afternoon I was approached by a young woman walking in the opposite direction. As she was getting close to me she calls out to me to buy her a soda pop from a gas station at the corner I was just approaching. (It was right there!). I asked/said to her, “Why can’t you get it yourself?” As I’m asking her this, she’s pulling out her money to give to me. Then she informs me the owner or station clerk wouldn’t let her in the establishment anymore. Huh?

Now, let’s just slow down a minute here, ‘cause I’m about to pull out my RANT-CARD**. (I’ve had time to calm down since this happened.) Thus the name of this blog post: [Dumb] Bossy @ss B*tch! First of all, I won’t allow anyone to BOSS me around on the streets of Chicago. [Dumb] Bossy @ss B*tch! Second, why is this young woman attempting to spend what little money she has at a store that obviously doesn’t want her? [Dumb] Bossy @ss B*tch! I just came from a dollar store two blocks away! She could’ve walked her lazy @ss self to the dollar store to buy her much needed soda pop. [Dumb] Bossy @ss B*tch!

Dumb @ss people never cease to amaze me. If a business doesn’t want YOU in there establishment, then spend your money elsewhere! You don’t try to get someone else you don’t know to spend YOUR money at a business that doesn’t want you or your money. What the hell am I missing? If I were a sleaze-ball, I could’ve snatched her money and ran like hell but on the rough streets of Chicago, you think twice about that. You don’t harass someone on the street with your economic stupidity. I almost gave this young woman my piece of mind but on the rough streets of Chicago, you think twice about that. Bossy @ss B*tch! And dumb too!

I’m all ranted out! I have nothing else to say…until next time…

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**I rather not use my RACE-CARD. There’s no telling what trouble I would get for using that. Hello #BlackTwitter!

Blaming The Victim

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*A re-post from my OLD BlogSpot blog. Here it is again!
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There are people, (un-elected leaders), in America who make a career out of “victimization”. They use theories and practices of the social sciences that have served to both legitimize existing social inequities and to prevent or at least, seriously, retard attempts to deal seriously with some of the more fundamental contradictions in out society.

All these persons do is reinforce oppression of poor, (minorities), and powerless citizens. This victimization is nevertheless predictable and demonstrates poor & powerless people’s mutual captivity.

Victim blaming article on Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victim_blaming

McMinimum Wage

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Sample Monthly Budget

The McDonald’s Corporation recently came out with a Sample Monthly Budget for McDonald’s employees. The first two-line items tells the employee to keep the first job and get a second job. I’m surprised McDonald’s Corp. didn’t tell its employees to join the underground (black market) economy. *dripping with sarcasm* When it comes to Monthly Expenses, there’s no expenses for food! *snap* That’s right…they work for McDonald’s. *more sarcasm* They can just eat fast food until their livers explode and die!

Corporate America doesn’t want to raise the minimum wage so employees can live on one job; they want to keep wages low so you’ll have to work two jobs. I guess this is as close to corporate Truth Telling we’re going to get.

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