Time to exploit many Wisconsinites severe economic desperation.

Walker says Gogebic Taconite would return if iron mining bill passed.

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telliottmbamsc 7 years 7 weeks ago

By making the People desperate Walker and Special interests can make the People complicit in their own dispossession. For example, supporting low wage job creation in a manner that disproportionately takes away from the commons and taxpayers more than it adds in wages paid like the Gegobic Taconite mine. Or fueling the dispossessed’s feeling of inequality to help force dispossession on another group like State Workers.

The end goal of all these strategies is to serve the interest of those who would concentrate wealth (and in so doing fuel further dispossession by damaging aggregate demand). And the sad reality that plays out of all this stratagem is that our government represents only the very wealthy that got the Politician hired in the first place. The rest is just theatre and perhaps what seems to be a token gesture here and there to keep the ruse uncontested.

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