To Control the Economy...
Today, the big companies make every decision hidden in secrecy.
- They hide the actual amount of their profit and then pretend they have no money to raise wages.
- They pretend they are in trouble and have no choice but to lay off workers and close plants and offices.
- A small handful of people, hidden away in a few executive suites, decide on the fate of millions of people today.
The big banks drag us into one crisis after another, hiding behind claims of "commercial secrecy."
- They set up a financial house of cards; they speculate, inflating financial bubbles — right up to the point they bring us into a new collapse.
Big companies and banks — both drain money out of the public treasury, using it for their own private purposes.
This can't continue.
The workers acting altogether, collectively, can open up all these deals which today are carried out in secret.
- The bosses cannot do without us — they need production workers, office workers, bank employees, public sector workers.
- That's why, when we bring our forces together, we have the way to know what is being produced, how much money is coming in, what is going out, the attacks being planned against us: layoffs, wage cuts, speed-up.
- Bringing our forces together, we can find out how much real revenue is coming into the cities and states; we can know what is wasted on gifts to the big corporations and the real estate schemers.
- All of us taken together can find where the money is hidden — money needed for jobs and wages; money needed for good schools for our children, money needed for decent public services.
The Working Class Must Use Our Forces to Open Up the Bosses' Accounts!