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Politics and Plutocrats: A Parade of Inequality Not Only Is Our Economy Out of Balance With Nature, Our Economy Is Also Out of B


Society & Culture  (tags: world, money, culture, family, politics, society, sadness, humans, ethics, corruption, abuse )

Carrie
- 825 days ago - alternet.org
America is currently engaged in the most expensive presidential contest in world history. In the United States, money doesn't just talk - it dictates. How can we hope to make progress on the path to sustainability when the road is blocked by barricades...



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Sue H. (7)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 5:45 pm
It's truly ob$cene. We need to take our democracy back from the Greedocracy.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 6:30 pm
What is truly obscene is knowing that this money could've been spent educating our kids, feeding those who are starving, and creating more jobs. Just disgraceful!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 11:02 pm
The article states that: "Earth’s richest 1,000 individuals now control as much wealth as the poorest 2.5 billion people on the planet. This super elite uses its vast wealth to control the media, influence politicians, and bend laws to their favor. In the US, the wealthy dominate our government: 47 percent of US representatives are millionaires, as are 67 percent of US senators. The Center for Responsive Politics reports Congressional wealth has increased 11 percent between 2009 and 2011."

What I can't understand is why those of us who are counted among the 2,500,000,000 would waste their vote in favor of politicians who represent the 1,000? What motivates them to vote against their own best interests? It only proves that the uber-wealthy DO control the media, which effectively convinces the vulnerable to vote for more of the same, which translates to less of what they and their children need!
 

Carrie B. (318)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 11:26 pm
Susanne, my personal feeling is that it is racism, pure and simple.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday September 17, 2012, 6:25 am
noted, thanks Carrie
 

Mike H. (237)
Monday September 17, 2012, 9:08 am
The system is broken. It's no longer a democracy. No wonder people hate America
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday September 17, 2012, 10:41 am
Carrie, sadly enough, I know you're right. I see it in the comments I read every day. Those who are most guilty of it deny it vehemently --but it's as plain as day.
 
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