But here’s the worst part: The more they cut your wages, the more they look on you with contempt. Now that may sound extreme, too. But look at the video where Romney talks with his backers about the “47 percent,” people who he regards as freeloaders if not bums. These are the working poor. Romney and his friends have cut their wages so far they don’t make enough to pay taxes. Then as you hear the clinking of cocktail glasses in the video, Romney rails at these people as bums even though he and his friends are responsible for not paying them a living wage.
The 47 percent are “losers.” But he and his CEO friends don’t think you’re any less of a loser for making $10,000 or even $30,000 a year more. That’s the single most important thing I have come to know from suing and taking the depositions of some of these people. If you didn’t know, let me tell you: They regard you with contempt.
I don’t think the Romney types are evil. But they have to take their money from you, and they feel uneasy about it. So they justify it to themselves by telling each other at country clubs that people like you are losers.
I believe that if there is a Romney victory, the “culture” of many companies will change. It will be no holds barred. There are still some constraints about taking money away from people. But if those constraints don’t entirely disappear, they will be much weaker. People who used to be fired for taking four sick days will now be fired if they take just two.
Ironically, I think that if he wins, a paradigm shift toward a major awakening will occur in terms of many of us across race and economic class realizing that we, our CHILDREN, are all in this shit together.