What is wrong here?
This article just appeared on that left-wing rag, Common Dreams.
- “Forget the rumored financial crisis, layoffs and foreclosures: The three biggest Wall Street banks to get bailed out are set to pay record bonuses of almost $30 billion, up 60 percent from last year. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Chase will hand out $29.7 billion, paying each lucky employee almost five times the U.S. median household income.”
Am I crazy or is that just not right.
The problem with America today is Corporate Power. This not a government of the people, by the people, for the people, it’s a government for the corporations. Money buys the ear of every politician in Washington and the corporations have all the money. It’s not rocket science to figure out who runs the country.
But what about UPS? I know they don’t pay outlandish salaries or bonuses. (Thank God. I’d be embarrassed to be an hourly employee at Goldman Sachs.) Still, UPS operates in the same league as Morgan Stanley and the others. Their lobbying money goes into Congressional pockets and bills and amendments are written to their liking. Our government for the people becomes a government for the corporation.
I know UPS has provided me the opportunity to make a good living, but I just feel like I’m in the belly of the beast sometimes, pointing out at JP Morgan and yelling, “They’re the problem.”