Well, Labor Day 2019 is officially behind
us and I think it’s important after just coming off this holiday that is meant to celebrate
American workers. I think it’s important that we understand
that American workers today are earning less, they’re doing more but earning less than they
were even just 15 years ago. And at the same time, the folks at the very
top, the top 1% have seen their income in the last 15 years, double. Their assets. The assets they hold, the money they have
on hand. The homes that they own have doubled since
the year 2003 which means they came out of that recession just fine. You know, they weren’t hurting. They may have heard a little bit during the
recession, but they’re all okay now. They were okay. Within a year or two after the recession ended,
bank profits were back up to, you know, uh, historic levels. They’re even higher today. They’re getting those wonderful tax breaks. They can write off the cost of an entire new
private jet as long as they make enough money to pay for it in cash. Hell yeah, they got that done. Meanwhile, American workers since the year,
I believe 1964 uh, have actually seen their real wages increased by little under $3 an
hour when adjusted for inflation. I have said repeatedly, especially as we continue
to march towards a recession, that this economy was designed to fail and this is what I’m
talking about here, folks. We are now seeing the American worker lose
so much value at such an expedited pace, right? One third of their value gone in 15 years. While the top 1% has seen, there’s double
that gap between the haves and the have nots is growing by the month and that isn’t sustainable. That is going to cause a massive crash with
our US economy because you know what? It’s fantastic that rich people can go out
there and buy new jets and buy new yachts and buy new homes and do whatever the hell
they want with their money. We can’t even afford our prescriptions each
month. I mean, we have people in this country who
have to cross the border to go buy insulin. We have a huge percentage of the population
that can afford even a $400 emergency. So if they blow a tire, they’re kind of screwed
because they make so little, and that’s by design. Something is wrong with this country and we
need politicians. We need elected officials who understand that
something is wrong and there’s a handful of them running right now for president, and
those are the people that we need to be paying attention to. Those are the people we need to be supporting
because the people who came from the 1%, or have been a member of the 1% for far too long,
they don’t understand the suffering that people in this country are going through. They don’t understand the importance. When we talk about a story like this, saying
that, oh yeah, the, the bottom, uh, 50% of the country’s lost a third of their wealth
in 15 years. They don’t understand what that means anymore. They don’t know what it’s like to not have
enough money left over two days before you get paid again. They don’t know what it’s like to struggle
to pay for their prescriptions. They don’t know what it’s like because they
haven’t been there in so long. Most of them have never been there, but we have and we are, and people like Bernie Sanders are out there
talking about this schism, this gap between the haves and the have nots every day and
he has been since what the 80s I think. At least. At least publicly. He gets it, he understands it and yeah, he’s
made some money since then folks. That doesn’t mean he’s not still out there
fighting for the working class. He is the one who’s been going to picket lines. He is the one who has been standing with unions
on strike. He’s the one fighting to make sure that people
are getting paid for the jobs that they’re doing and they’re getting paid enough to support
themselves and their family. You can’t say that really about any of the
other candidates running right now. None of them, none of them have done what
Bernie Sanders says and that is one of the biggest reasons why Bernie is my preferred
candidate right now. The middle class is dying and most of the
people running for president on the democratic side don’t seem to care any more than the
Republicans do.