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Here Is Why Our Elites Are Not Fixing The Economy


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: plutocracy replaces democracy, US., economy, more cuts, high unemployment, billionnaires/corporations rule, politicians bought, Democracy Or Plutocracy? A Chart )

Judy
- 790 days ago - ourfuture.org
Now that democracy is gone, a wealthy few are living off our past investment, and cutting back on the things we used to do for each other.



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Robert Irons (12)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 6:19 pm
Great news submission Judy! Thanks for adding clarification and more facts about the corruption in our government especially congress!
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 10:14 pm
All about control of money and of people
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 6:40 pm
The Chart Was Excellent.....I wish more people would clearly understand what is going on. But more seem to be catching on, and I thank you for doing your part in this education.

DEMOCRACY vs PLUTOCRACY
We, the People/ Wealthy Few
One Person One/ Vote One Dollar One Vote
Majorities/ Markets
Government/ Limited Government
Majority/ Supermajority
Budgets/ Budget Cuts
Taxes on the Wealthy/ Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
Information/ Propaganda
Public Schools/ Private Schools
Education/ Training
Studying the arts, literature, history, philosophy, etc./ Mocking people for studying the arts, literature, history, philosophy, etc.
Jobs programs/ Bank Bailouts
Welfare/ Warfare
Express Lanes for 2 or More/ People Express Lanes for 2 or More Dollars
Security Lines at Airports/ Special First-Class Security Lanes at Airports
Public Investment/ Private Investment
Public Transportation/ Private Jets
Accountability/ Impunity
Rule Of Law /Above The Law
Justice/ Just Us
Transparency/ Secrecy
Sustainable growth/ Polluter Growth
Medicare-For-All/ Healthcare For Profit
Clean Elections/ Rigged Elections
Savings Accounts/ Offshore Accounts
Credit Card Debt/ Credit Default Swaps
Union members/ Serfs
Layoffs/ Payoffs
Homies/ Cronies
Grassroots/ Astroturf
Pensions/ 401Ks
Honest Brokers/ Self-Interest
Free Will /At Will
Citizen/ Consumer
Citizen/ Employee
Participant/ Observer
Actor/ Acted On
Doer/ Done To
Healthy Communities/ Gated Communities
Bedford Falls/ Pottersville
George Baily/ Henry F. Potter
Savings/ Debt
America the Beautiful/ America the Profitable
The Many/ The Rich
People/ Cogs
Humanity/ Efficiency
 

Judy C. (106)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 7:55 pm
I thought this was a good article, too Robert. It is factual and clear.

We the People are bombarded with pro-corporate propaganda. You're right Jason, so maay are just mindless consumere of stuff, and of corporate-controlled media, too.

I loved that chart, too, Dandelion. Its depicion of democratic vs. plutocratic rule is crystal clear.

 

Nancy C. (798)
Monday July 2, 2012, 4:59 pm
Well, THEY are doing fine. As for little me, I've been grateful to have a job. But here's what happens with my pay...nothing- for many years. Ok, like so many out there, I've borrowed everything that I possibly can from myself. In order to pay bills, I have months where I literally need to borrow to get by. I'm in retail management. Anyone who knows about that will tell you that for 9 plus hours (30 min) break, we multi-task sometimes exponentially...Payments rise every year and our wages go nowhere. Yes, I'm happy to have a job though...Somethin's gotta give. It is thorough chart.
 
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