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Wake Up White People, You're Getting Screwed Too! Paperback – February 6, 2017
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Even after being decimated by the financial crisis, the middle class is still slowly but surely having the economic life strangled out of it. In August 2013, only forty-four percent of Americans had full-time jobs, and that was down from 2012. What is being done about it? Nothing. They yap about the budget deficit. Any fool knows that one of the main ways to reduce the deficit is to put people back to work so they will pay taxes. They know that it is the small and medium-sized businesses that are creating most of the jobs, not the largest businesses. If they (Congress) can shovel $700 Billion to the greedy incompetents on Wall Street, they can get financing to the businesses that create jobs. They should also be encouraging and funding people who want to start their own businesses. They know this, but they don't care. They would rather play their ridiculous political games. They also know that seventy percent of our economy is the middle class consumer. How can you suppress the income of seventy percent of the American people and expect to have a strong economy? By intentionally shrinking the middle class, they are killing the goose that lays the golden egg. Our battle cry must be: "We are the economy, stupid!" Education is the great equalizer. It epitomizes our belief in (and commitment to) equal opportunity and fairness for all. It is the main factor giving each American a chance for a better life, regardless of background. It is the main catalyst for the talent and skills of our people, and it helps make our country the greatest. If we are to maintain our standing in the world and keep the American Dream alive, our government must invest our tax dollars in us, the people, by providing the best education and training in the world. If our educational system declines, our country will decline. It really is that simple. Education is an investment, not an expense.
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Provocative, timely, and educational. The "How To" of saving "The American Dream".Mari Anne Gest, Political Activist Jim Hill's clarion call for the middle class to wake up to what is happening to them and to vote to turn the tide for a brighter future couldn't be more timely and comes from unique life experiences. Jim has a love of country and firm belief that Americans - if they vote - will reject the politics of hate and greed permeating the country.Chuck Scheketoff, public policy analyst and advocate
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I am a 69-year-old African American who grew up in Georgia during the days of racial segregation. In 1974, I moved to Oregon where I had the honor of serving 10 years in the Oregon legislature. In 1992, I was elected State Treasurer of Oregon becoming the first person of color to be elected to statewide office. After serving as Treasurer for the eight years allowed by the Oregon Constitution, I ran twice unsuccessfully for Governor. I considered my political career to be over. Then the financial crisis occurred. Because of my financial background I clearly understood how incredibly irresponsible the big banks had acted. However, what was worse is that they did so much damage to so many people's lives and got away with it. That is when I realized what a plutocracy our government had become. I had to speak out in some way, so I wrote a book. It is titled, "Wake Up White People, You're Getting Screwed Too!" In it I attempt to raise awareness by drawing parallels between how the white middle class is now being discriminated against, especially economically, in a similar manner to that experienced by black people in the racially segregated south. The book is about how the majority of Americans have allowed our government to be bought from under us by some of the super-rich and powerful to the detriment of the American Dream and our democracy itself. It is about the importance of voting. Did you know that only an estimated 57% of Americans voted in the recent 2016 election? That means approximately 95 plus millions of eligible voters did not vote in November. This is a guarantee for failure - failure for "our" democracy - and failure for The American Dream. I'm deeply concerned over the state of our Country and its people. This book is a Wake Up call.
- Publisher : Jim A Hill LLC; Revised with New Title ed. edition (February 6, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 212 pages
- ISBN-10 : 099850081X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0998500812
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.48 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,343,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Excellent. He nails the facts that people don't want to hear. I'm a real estate economist and keep telling people the same thing and it's so frustrating that they don't listen. Jim says it better. Listen to Jim.
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