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What happened to the lower class population?

By From page A5 | December 04, 2013

EDITOR:

What happened to the lower class population?

“I owe my soul to the company store,” is part of the lyrics to “Sixteen Tons” by Jimmy Dean.

The U.S. Government (The Master) has eliminated the lower class and only refers to the middle class and the rich. The lower class population has been put in public or subsidized Section 8 housing (Patch Town, Company Towns or Plantation), given a food allowance of Cal Fresh or food stamps (company store, company store scrip), government doctors (Affordable Health Care), welfare or unemployment (debt bondage) and given free government cell phones.

American scholar and historian John W. Blassingame said, “Our sense of self-esteem is heightened or lowered by our perception of the images others have of us.”

Debt bondage defined by the United Nations is a form of modern day slavery and is prohibited by international law.

A company town was a place where practically all the stores and buildings were owned by one company that provided employment. Coal companies built coal patch or coal camps, villages and towns.

A lumber company, Patch Town, controlled or owned the doctor, the town’s harbor, railroad, coal dock and stores that also included the post office.

Company scrip is a substitute for government-provided legal tender or currency

Americans need to wake up and see what is happening again.

RICHARD EVANS
Placerville

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