Sharon Bialek, a former employee of the National Restaurant Association’s educational foundation, accused [presidential candidate Herman] Cain of making an inappropriate advance toward her in 1997, when she visited Cain in Washington, D.C. in 1997 to seek his assistance in finding a new job.
Bialek accused Cain of touching her in an inappropriate manner during her visit to D.C., where Cain was still serving as president of the restaurant association. When she rebuffed him, Cain said, “You want a job, right?” per Bialek’s retelling. SOURCE
As part of the 1% in this country, I’m sure Mr. Cain is getting accustomed to using this tactic to get what he wants from people who are in the lower 99%.
Dangling their jobs before them as they ship many positions overseas or reduce their wages and benefits for those that remain, anyone who complains will likely hear this from the 1% – “You want a job, right?”
Those within the 1% club work tirelessly to have taxes reduced that fund jobs for school teachers, fire fighters and police officers by contributing to and helping get elected those politicians who are on board with them. If your not on board you’re likely to hear from people like the Koch brothers, “You want a job, right?”
If whistle blowers threaten to reveal toxic waste being dumped in local water supplies by chemical and petro companies, they are often stopped short with the threat of, “You want a job, right?”
If local citizens protest that the nearby coal-fire powered plant is contributing to lung diseases with their waste emissions, the owners threaten to close it it down instead of making necessary changes to reduce such emissions. Workers there are told to take this message back to their community if they persist in attempting to regulate their dirty discharges into the air: “You want jobs, right?”
It’s time to turn the tables on these people and let their puppets in Congress know that if they don’t start representing all interests equally and making serious efforts to create jobs besides promoting trickle down economics, they may hear this from us next November – “You want a job, right?”
We need to back the grass roots movements across this country that have challenged the status quo as they occupy Wall Street, City Hall, and the other fraternal members of the 1% and make it clear that not only do we want a job, but we want them to have decent health care benefits and a livable wage. We want our income to grow proportionally to that of a CEOs, many who bankrupt their companies but still walk away with a retirement package greater than what most in the 99% will see in their lifetimes.