Are you a capitalist? Or, are you labor? If you are a capitalist you make all your money from interest and or dividends. If you produce goods or services for a fee, you are labor. We have been fooled into thinking that labor only means those who wear a blue collar. There is no third category called management. Management is simply a division of labor. Sales is labor, design is labor, engineering is labor, etc. Even the costs of raw materials are only a reflection of the cost of the labor required to produce them. True there are highly skilled divisions of labor like doctors, or lawyers, but they too are labor, they provide a service for a fee. What is the point? The point is that all labor can be devalued. This is the aim of the capitalist. That is the only way more profits can be derived from a product without raising the price. How can labor be devalued? By over abundance, hence the out-sourcing of jobs to countries with large unemployed populations and / or in the case of the US, importing that unemployed population. Think your job as an engineer is safe because of your education? Think again, plans can be sent electronically to India where engineers with the same level of education as you will do the work for a third of what you charge. When one understands this fact it is easy to see that policies of the last thirty years have led to the decline in the middle class which is now clearly evident. This is a prime reason that the capitalists are sitting on their huge piles of cash. The more unemployed workers there are the lower the cost of labor will go. There is also the added benefit (to the capitalist) that keeping the unemployment rate high weakens President Obama and the Democrats. If all goes right for the capitalists the Republican party which is wholly owned by the wealthy and the corporations will be back in power in November. Then they will begin hiring people again, at a lower wage of course, and the Republicans can claim it all because of their tax breaks for the rich. We must have policies that support labor, We must not be fooled anymore by the RepubliCON agenda of tax give-a-ways to the wealthy. It is time to understand what Abraham Lincoln understood when he said "Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. It is time to understand and vote your own interests.