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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 19, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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HOGS and FOREST ALLERS put a crimp in the family
pocketbook, and why strenuous efforts are being made to
have OUR government at Washington help play the
game of greed against YOU.
For days the newspapers controlled and subsidized
by Big Business have been yawping about this country
grabbing off the foreign trade while the manufacturing
and producing nations of Europe are at war.
There was first a strenuous demand to restore the
American merchant marine to the seas, so we could cap
ture the world's trade and roll in wealth. And congress
has changed her shipping laws so that American capital
can buy ships now sailing under foreign Hags.
Now the MONEY TRUST wants Uncle Sam to take all the risk of
cargoes shipped in American bottoms, so U. S. Big Businessman get busy
shipping our foodstuffs and manufactured products over the -sea to meet
the foreign demand.
Not only that, but efforts are being made to get OUR government to
get into the financial game, and straighten out international credits so that
U. S. Big Business can sell OUR products abroad and meet the big demand
caused by the war.
Incidentally, just the other day a bunch of Chicago bankers went be'
fore the Cook County Board of Review, headed by George Reynolds, pres
ident of the biggest bank in Chicago, and the Chicago representative of the
MONEY TRUST, and asked that bank taxes be decreased because of the
uncertainty of business during the war.
All this means that BIG BUSINESS wants the rest of us to take the
business risk and make it a sure thing for Big Biz to win.
If everything pans out all right, BIG BUSINESS wins big profits. If
anything goes wrong, the people of this country will dig down in their jeans
and pay the loss.
But what do WE get out of it? What do YOU get out of it?
Ifs a good deal like the patriots of Europe who go out and fight for
their native land and get none of it even if they win.
All WE get out of this any way you put it is the proud privilege of pay
ing war prices for what we consume.
We, the people of the United States the ones who produce the wealth,
grow the crops and do the actual work in preparing manufactured products
for the markets are asked to help get what we raised and produced across
the sea to Europe where our business men can get war prices for it.
And we will have to pay war prices for what we ourselves- use.
Do YOU get that? Do you see where YOU come in?
Don't YOU see that -WE YOU and I must pay our share of the cost
of that Infernal war? And pay it to the capitalists of this country, who buy
rup the food and fix prices at home by war prices abroad?
Here's another angle of it.
Whose money is doing all this?
YOURS, and MINE, and the money of the people of this country OUR

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