They tell us that they work much, much harder than their lessers. Some of the more jaded ones even tell us they are doing "god's work. A few even refer to fellow Americans who point out the third world nature of U.S. income and wealth disparity gaps as Nazis.
They.....are the wealthy capitalists of our time, most of whom make more money in one day than ordinary citizens earn in a lifetime. Their key to "success"? Hard work and long hours.....and an undying adoration of what is called 'free market capitalism.'
These special few have been labeled the "makers" by conservative propagandists. Those who work hard and put in long hours employed by these "makers" have been labeled by those same conservative propagandists as the "takers." It's not only those who Mitt explained would never take personal responsibility for their own lives who conservatives refer to as "takers"....it's also those who work a job.
As the 'thinking' goes...the "makers" provide all jobs, therefore they are continually characterized as our nation's "job creators." Those who "take" those jobs are just that..."takers", similar to those with their hands out to, you know, Uncle Sugar.
Yes, if you recognized that type of discourse as a form of class warfare.....the rich few versus everyone else....you are correct. But in this case, it's the rich few waging the warfare....not the other way around.
What the alleged makers do best, in my opinion, is cheat. Not "makers", but "cheaters." We witnessed the egregious "cheating" by bankster "makers" not so long ago....and if you recall, the only thing those banksters "created" was misery for millions of American families.
Capitalist cheaters do not love competitive free market capitalism. Just the opposite.....
Confidential internal Google and Apple memos, buried within piles of court dockets and reviewed by PandoDaily, clearly show that what began as a secret cartel agreement between Apple’s Steve Jobs and Google’s Eric Schmidt to illegally fix the labor market for hi-tech workers, expanded within a few years to include companies ranging from Dell, IBM, eBay and Microsoft, to Comcast, Clear Channel, Dreamworks, and London-based public relations behemoth WPP. All told, the combined workforces of the companies involved totals well over a million employees.
Long story shorter.....the highly praised Silicon Valley capitalists feared ever-higher costs for their highly-skilled...um...taker-workers. It's a supply and demand kind of thing. And so, these patriotic wonder boyz conspired together to control the price of labor.....they cheated. These "maker" CEO's secretively communicated with each other plotting a mutual agreement amongst themselves to not cherry-pick each other's highly-skilled employees.
The companies listed above plus many others refused to take job interviews of applicants who were employed by fellow conspirator companies. Sure, many of these companies compete directly with each other. But that reality did not prevent these cheater conspirators from joining together in a sort of digital cartel to stop wage prices from reaching their "divine-hand" free market, supply and demand level.
The "makers" fight a different form of class warfare, one which is rarely mentioned by our media experts or politicians.....
The “effective date” of Google’s first wage-fixing agreements, early March 2005, follows a few weeks after Steve Jobs threatened Google’s Sergey Brin to stop all recruiting at Apple: “if you hire a single one of these people,” Jobs emailed Brin, “that means war.”
See how much love, faith and adoration digital cartel members have for our nation's "free competitive marketplace?" You won't hear any of this from corporate media, but the only competitive free market left in America is the one most small businesses serve. Small restaurant owners and small service businesses who are out there every day actually working hard in a genuinely competitive environment where cheating and fixing prices is almost impossible to do.
But the 1%'ers? They're too big to compete. So they cheat.