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A Simple Battle Strategy

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Ken Stiggers

Mr. Announcement: "It's time for the award-winning daytime soap opera, 'All God's Churn Got Shoes.' Today's story takes place at the meeting room of Operation Corporate Backlash. Chief Executive Officer addresses members about Operation Corporate Backlash's 'War on Poverty' crusade."

Chief CEO: "Fellow CEOs, I call this meeting to order to inform you about Operation Corporate Backlash's war on poverty. Please do not confuse our war on poverty with the legislation first introduced by president Lyndon B. Johnson on January 8, 1964.

"Our battle strategy is simple, and its objective works in two phases.

"Phase One: Influence governments to make cutbacks on social, welfare and educational programs. One method or weapon we will use to justify cutbacks is to start a 'Public Perception Campaign' with this idea: Middle class has to foot the bill for ever-increasing services to the poor. I believe this infused perception will definitely incite a riot-like distrust in government programs assisting the poor.

"Phase Two: Provide great opportunities for corporations and private sector companies to participate in the 'battle of the classes' through privatization. This will allow employers, corporations and companies to determine wages, insurance coverage and health benefits for their employees. This might also reduce future minimum wage protests.

"By the way, will the public schools in Atlanta cut their bands and orchestra programs, like Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.?"

Assistant CEO: "Boss, we lost this battle. Atlanta gave a loud and resounding 'no!''"

Mr. Announcement: "And the children (Churn) winners are the winners!"

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