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Letter: Wealthy, Supreme Court selling out middle class


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Posted Online: March 06, 2014, 12:00 am
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Since 1980, the American working class has been in a constant struggle for its economic survival. Why is this continuing, and what should be done to break this economic downturn? If we fail to change direction, we have not yet seen the devastation this will cause to our economy.

Organized money has taken over our government, and since the Supreme Court Citizens United ruling, things are getting worse and much faster. The only way to fight organized money is to organize people. Corporations are not human beings; they are artificial entities and do not have the same rights as human beings. According to corporations, human beings have no intrinsic value, and they are commodities to exploit until they are exhausted.

Money is not speech and needs to be regulated. Money is buying political influence, elections, and Congress. The working class is almost broke and has no money to buy influence, hence, nobody is working to help the 99 percent. The Supreme Court is on the side of corporations, not the people (human beings).

Working Americans have had declining wages since Reaganomics came along. They have taken on record amounts of debt and are tapped out. Credit card, mortgage and student debt are out of control. The next crisis is just around the corner, and nothing will be done to stop it from coming.

This year and 2016, we will be voting for people that the top 1 percent have given vast sums of money. Once they have been voted into office, their job will be to help those who funded their campaign. But, WAIT, stay tuned for the consequences. I can hardly wait.

Dave Fuller,
Davenport

















 



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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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