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"Never before have so few with so much promised to take away so much from so many and then laugh their asses off as the so many with so little vote for the so few with so much."
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Plutocracy At Work. They, Corporate America, Get The Loopholes And We Get The Shaft.

by: Hillbilly

Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 20:25:16 PM EST


It's nice to think and believe we actually live in a Democracy and the folks we elect to represent us actually represent us. It's comforting to think and believe our vote really matters, but it's becoming clear to more and more people that our vote isn't worth the ballot it's printed on. We go to the polls and elect politicians and then the elected politicians pass legislation for their corporate pals leaving us out in the cold.
Hillbilly :: Plutocracy At Work. They, Corporate America, Get The Loopholes And We Get The Shaft.

From time to time the politicians tell us they're on our side and pass legislation that is beneficial for the masses. The problem is the legislation they pass, supposedly for the masses, is loaded with loopholes allowing their corporate masters to circumvent the legislation.

Not only do the corporate stooge politicians supply their masters with legislative loopholes they also secretly bury a few words in legislation that benefit their corporate pals. The $500 million gift to Amgen Inc. buried in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (aka fiscal cliff legislation) is a perfect example of that.

There's a reason why we have a gun show loophole, a healthcare loophole so workers can't get healthcare, a offshore tax haven loophole, etc. There's a reason why Wall Street leaders have escaped prosecution for the 2008 debacle that nearly destroyed America and delivered us into the worst economic crisis since the great depression. The reason is our politicians have been bought and America is no longer a Democracy. We're a plutocracy and the 1% are having their way with us. The problem is, the American people seem to like it that way!

plutocracy - plu·toc·ra·cy

  1. The rule or power of wealth or of the wealthy.
  2. A government or state in which the wealthy class rules.
  3. A class or group ruling, or exercising power or influence, by virtue of its wealth.



 

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But the American people have become either too cowardly or too stupid to stand up for themselves and their families and change things. Indeed, they must like it that way!!

Great post.

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