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Exploitation of the Working Class

Capitalism is a system of exploitation. The ruling class or the elite rule over the means of production and surplus created from the working class people. One finds that the Capitalists claim that they worked very hard for their money and that they deserve enormous tax breaks, because its ‘their money’. They want us the working people to be taxed heavily, while they enjoy that money. Did these men really work all that hard for their money?

How does the wealth get created that the rich have? Is it really money for the rich? In society we see that the surplus made from production of things (commodities) that are not for immediate consumption, but are for profit motive goes to the pocket of the ruling class. This is the capitalist class. But wait the rich own the factories and other such things that allow us to create this wealth. The question that may arise is who builds the buildings, makes the machinery, and other such things? It is none other than the working class. Look all around you. Look at the computers, the iron, pots, refrigerator, cars, everything. They are all made by the working people. They are given money in return for their labor which is usually minimal. The workers produce value which is the unpaid labor that goes into the pocket of the ruling class. The working class sweat and the ruling class stands there and says that they are the ones who work hard. They said if it were not for the rich we would have no jobs and that they are able to invest money etc.. The fact is that the money that they can make investments is produced by the working class.

In a socialist society the surplus from producing that which is necessary for life would be used to prepare for disasters, education, culture, health care, and other such things that are necessary for a whole some life. Just recently a man decided to rob a bank so that he could get health care service. Here is the link to the story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110621/ts_yblog_thelookout/man-robs-bank-to-get-medical-care-in-jail

This is truly sad, but there is no time for tears at this point. We need to act now. Not everyone will agree that Socialism is the best method, but can we not agree that  the wealth created for the ruling class is by none other than the working class? Can we agree that all the things around us are produced by the hands of working people? We deserve more than just better wages. We deserve a system that is designed in the interest of the majority.