Gilded Age Crisis: ACL Bombings

By Saveria Antonacci
Press Corps Writer

Debate ensued and delegates voted down a directive to introduce a 1.5 percent tax cut to companies that establish their minimum wage at $9.50. This directive also entailed details for the government in regards to establishing a bracketed income tax on citizens of the U.S.

In terms of the American Communist League (ACL), delegates supported a directive to allow the National Guard to disperse violent riots. The directive was amended by Andrew Carnegie to ensure the National Guard uses non-lethal action to handle rowdy protestors. Additionally, investigations were launched into members of the delegation and ACL members in general.

A crisis update revealed the ACL’s threats of violence were carried out and the factories of Rockefeller, Vail, Hill, and Carnegie were targeted in bombings. It is speculated that the ACL completed this act of violence with the help of J.P. Morgan, causing delegates to lose trust in the banker.

Committee members are now tasked with quelling the fears of the public before the ACL commits another act of terror. Many members of the ACL are rumored to be miners and chemists, demonstrating the possibility of more destructive attacks.

Upton Sinclair suggested shifting focus over to the anger of the people to address concerns, while Andrew Carnegie shifted focus onto the committee members and suggested J.P. Morgan pays for the damage done to the factories. Delegates eventually decided to freeze 80 percent of J.P. Morgan’s assets and place him on a government watch-list.

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