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American Plutocracy – Get Angry Or Get Eaten – American Plutocracy

11 Jan

I was reading an article on a friends site today and as so often happens I was inspired by one of the paragraphs to write this piece.

This is the paragraph reprinted from http://bell-book-candle.com/2012/01/11/mitt-and-bain/

“Restructuring companies and doing it with a heart means generous severance payments for those losing their jobs. It means help in retraining for those who need it, and it means help in relocating if the available jobs are located in distant cities. Restructuring with a heart means that not all the benefits go to a few, while hundreds or thousands are left to suffer.”

I agree with his statement as it relates to our current system but I wonder if we didn’t get something fundamentaly wrong when we started this thing we call America.

America is primarily made up of people. Average people with modest amounts of money. Most of us are of this group. The 99%. So why do we rely on crumbs from the 1%. Can they really eat enough for just the crumbs to feed all of us?

Why should we have to worry about the crumbs?……………………………………………………

It seems so simple and obvious doesn’t it?

Yet so many don’t or won’t get it.

People first. Workers first.

People should reap the benefits of their labor to a point that allows a life with integrity.

Everything is upside down.

The people who actually do the physical work are the ones who produce widgets.

The 1%er is just a money investor. Entitled to a return on the investment; certainly

But not entitled to run the company unless he knows how to get down there and make a widget.

Actually; only a Master Widget Maker or a Widgeting Engineer even should qualify to run a company and the operator and the workers should get the lions share of the profits.

The “Investor” is paid a reasonable return; more than a simple investor but not so much that it disallows the workers; without whom; the company could not function.

For a wealthy man to make huge amounts of money because he had an idea and invested money in it while the workers who make the product are paid as little as possible is just wrong.

What we actually have is a partnership between the Investor and the workers; each providing their part; money vs. labor, ingenuity, loyalty, etc.

The idea that a man who has money has what it takes to become a Widget tycoon is wrong.

This man can no more make a widget than he can have an honest emotion. He needs you to make that widget.

He also needs you to tell him when he’s being an ass and out of touch with the real world we live in; it never will occur to ask.

He will need you to stop him when it looks like he thinks to much of that money and trys to abuse the power it bestows.

Allowing the 1%  to believe they are above us by allowing them to hoard and control all the money has produced a society where so many are living below the acceptable level and are willing to do any dispicable thing for the crumbs the wealthy throw that it has allowed the wealthy to pay little to influence and intimidate their way to positions of even greater wealth and power and so on.

It’s time to stop the cycle of crime. they committ crime to get the money; then use the money to committ crime.

It’s time to end the Plutocracy.

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