(By Alvin Greene, UK Guardian) - Recently, the millionaires' club known as the US senate voted to cut off unemployment benefits for millions of Americans. One senator called unemployment insurance a "necessary evil".
He got that half right.
Do any of these fat cats know what it's like to be unemployed? To not know how you will feed your children and pay your mortgage?
I'm unemployed, and, if elected, I can teach the Harvard rich kids in the White House and the senate a thing or two. I will vote for any law and propose any measure to keep jobs in my state of South Carolina. I will vote for huge tariffs, and, if necessary, vote to ban imports of foreign goods. Millionaire egghead politicians in the pocket of big business talk about "free trade" – and let all of your jobs get shipped overseas.
No more free trade. Your job is not going to Indonesia.