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or Medicare. These programs were just training wheels which we've finally outgrown. They have outlived their usefulness and that money could be better spent on wars, prisons, and tax cuts.

Right now, profits are higher than ever we have a more obedient workforce than ever. In 2010 just 45,000 workers went on strike, the second lowest in history. Wanna know what the lowest year was? 2009 with a whopping 13,000 strikers! :P For comparison there were 2.5 million workers on strike in 1970.

From the 1930s to the 1970s we had crippling industry wide strike waves on a regular basis. There were even commies and anarchists stirring these people up and trying to overthrow our whole system. We tried turning the guns on them, but these assholes kept popping up with more strikes. So we gave em a few social benefits for a little while until they started to behave.

Well luckily those dark ages are over. Welcome to the new Millenium baby! We've been destroying their standard of living and labor rights and you hardly hear a peep aside from Wisconsin. Americans are clearly too stupid to organize internationally with the Greeks and British against austerity. These fuckin' morons won't even get off their asses to protest in their own country.

So why not cut social security, who's to stop us? Just read this beautiful BLS report if you really wanna see how bullish the future looks and how we arrived at this lovely moment. And while you're at it why don't we  do a celebratory line of coke together.

Table 1.  Work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers, 1947-2010

                                       Number of                      Days idle(2)      
                                         work          Numbers of                          
                                       stoppages     workers                            
               Period                  beginning    involved                          Percent of
                                          in             (thousands)-    Number      estimated
                                        period         (1)                (thousands)    working  
                                                                                                  time(3)  

 2010...............................       11            45           302        (4)    
 2009...............................        5            13           124        (4)    
 2008...............................       15            72         1,954        .01    
 2007...............................       21           189         1,265        (4)    
 2006...............................       20            70         2,688        .01    

 2005...............................       22           100         1,736        .01    
 2004...............................       17           171         3,344        .01    
 2003...............................       14           129         4,091        .01    
 2002...............................       19            46           660        (4)    
 2001...............................       29            99         1,151        (4)    

 2000...............................       39           394        20,419        .06    
 1999...............................       17            73         1,996        .01    
 1998...............................       34           387         5,116        .02    
 1997...............................       29           339         4,497        .01    
 1996...............................       37           273         4,889        .02    

 1995...............................       31           192         5,771        .02    
 1994...............................       45           322         5,021        .02    
 1993...............................       35           182         3,981        .01    
 1992...............................       35           364         3,989        .01    
 1991...............................       40           392         4,584        .02    

 1990...............................       44           185         5,926        .02    
 1989...............................       51           452        16,996        .07    
 1988...............................       40           118         4,381        .02    
 1987...............................       46           174         4,481        .02    
 1986...............................       69           533        11,861        .05    

 1985...............................       54           324         7,079        .03    
 1984...............................       62           376         8,499        .04    
 1983...............................       81           909        17,461        .08    
 1982...............................       96           656         9,061        .04    
 1981...............................      145           729        16,908        .07    

 1980...............................      187           795        20,844        .09    
 1979...............................      235         1,021        20,409        .09    
 1978...............................      219         1,006        23,774        .11    
 1977...............................      298         1,212        21,258        .10    
 1976...............................      231         1,519        23,962        .12    

 1975...............................      235           965        17,563        .09    
 1974...............................      424         1,796        31,809        .16    
 1973...............................      317         1,400        16,260        .08    
 1972...............................      250           975        16,764        .09    
 1971...............................      298         2,516        35,538        .19    

 1970...............................      381         2,468        52,761        .29    
 1969...............................      412         1,576        29,397        .16    
 1968...............................      392         1,855        35,367        .20    
 1967...............................      381         2,192        31,320        .18    
 1966...............................      321         1,300        16,000        .10    

 1965...............................      268           999        15,140        .10    
 1964...............................      246         1,183        16,220        .11    
 1963...............................      181           512        10,020        .07    
 1962...............................      211           793        11,760        .08    
 1961...............................      195         1,031        10,140        .07    

 1960...............................      222           896        13,260        .09    
 1959...............................      245         1,381        60,850        .43    
 1958...............................      332         1,587        17,900        .13    
 1957...............................      279           887        10,340        .07    
 1956...............................      287         1,370        26,840        .20    

 1955...............................      363         2,055        21,180        .16    
 1954...............................      265         1,075        16,630        .13    
 1953...............................      437         1,623        18,130        .14    
 1952...............................      470         2,746        48,820        .38    
 1951...............................      415         1,462        15,070        .12    

 1950...............................      424         1,698        30,390        .26    
 1949...............................      262         2,537        43,420        .38    
 1948...............................      245         1,435        26,127        .22    
 1947...............................      270         1,629        25,720        (5)

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