I've always said it's laughable that America is "So rich, powerful, and opportunistic" yet, why are so many Americans struggling so bad? I'd say it's
rather logical and reasonable to have this reflect the citizens within the country. We have a rich and prosperous nation, but why are the citizens
within the country not prosperous as well? Why do we have the amount of homeless we do? Why do we have so many people in jail basically for profit?
Why is our education pitiful? Why is our healthcare system so wonky? Why do so many people have to rely on food stamps,OTC, and so on? Why do
companies keep screwing their employees on fair raises, benefits, and general salaries? Why is our infrastructure crumbling? And the list goes on and
All of the money is super concentrated, and it's been steadily getting worse. I never understood why exactly people want to hoard a very large portion
of the money. Perhaps it's a primal urge to become powerful within your species to have dominance. Or maybe it's some sort of warped hoarding
disorder. But if you actually start flowing more money at the poor and middle class, what do you think will happen? People will be able to buy new
cars, houses, tuition, electronics, higher quality food, steady healthcare, jewelery, entertainment (movie tickets, concert tickets, video games,
gaming consoles, etc.), and basically anything out there with a price tag on it. Typically when people have money they spend a lot of money as well.
If companies actually pay well, their employees will then invest their money into various facets of the business world in order to advance their own
lives, or at least live their lives more happily. In other words, both companies and workers will benefit overall. It's a win-win.
It would work well for the government also. If the common man had more cash to spend, that's increasing the taxes they will receive. Not to mention,
shouldn't this be what the government would want anyway from an ethical standpoint? They are elected to serve the people and look out for their best
interests. Not work against them, or at least turn the other cheek upon them. But they have done nothing but stand by and watch. I suppose it's rather
hard to not be persuaded by a rich man though.
Economically, it's just not a system that will work. You're pretty much trying to have a few fish in a lake, while you have many in a pond. The
greater/faster money is exchanged, the faster it will then return back to you. It keeps the proverbial ball rolling. But we're basically in the losing
spiral of a game of monopoly right now. Once someone has large sums of wealth and capital, it's pretty hard to compete or catch up.
7-7-2015 by Honcho because: (no reason given)