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US has largest, most powerful unelected government in history

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posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 09:44 AM
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Study after study has found that the corporate sector largely controls legislation in the US. From the bailout to tauzins Medicare expansion that disallowed Medicare to negotiate prices In every study, when corporate profit is at stake, it goes in favor of the corporations. Presidential and congressional elections are almost completely decided by corporate donations.

Corporations completely control the narrative in the media. Meanwhile both parties cater to their donors, with slightly different aspects, both supporting big oil, big war, big agricultural, and big pharmaceutical. Deregulation has been on a fast track since the Reagan era, with Breton woods gutted, glass steagal repealed, the new deal unraveled, and under this admin we are in a free fall of deregulation.

With people convinced that “free market” is the way to go, this paved the ground to remove the last barriers from wealth and corporate power to do whatever they want, and what they want is to rule. They dictate wars for profit, monopolies, price fixing, and debt peonage. And the more freedom they have the more draconian their practices will be.

The same companies we look to as “job creators” and benevolent members of the economy here are the ones who employ children in sweat shops in the third world, who hire killers to assassinate union leaders in South America, who destroy economies with predatory loans in order to liquidate public assets.

We now live in a financial canibalism neoliberal model where the largest profits come from stealing pensions, lowering wages and benefits, and forcing more work for less pay, and unless we all stand up to the corporate sector, in this very real class war, even we will descend to the conditions of the third world, with no minimum wages, sweat shop labors, and the dismantling of all working class and consumer protections which are their clearly stated end goal.
edit on Fri Feb 8 2019 by DontTreadOnMe because: made paragraphs




posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: pexx421




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posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 09:51 AM
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Indeed corporations run a lot, especially defense contractors like boeing. How hard is it for people to believe, CEO=millions politician=200k, who makes the rules now?
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posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: pexx421

The first time I hear someone on the TV media talk about organizing a strike only then will I ever consider claiming the TV media has a "liberal" bias.


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posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: pexx421

The numbers do not lie. Unfortunately, the facts have a liberal bias:

Purchasing Power of the Consumer Dollar

The problems with our country are not rocket science. The lobbyists force the politicians to pass laws creating cartels an monopolies in exchange for campaign financing. Money = representation



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: pexx421

You make a great post. However, the words of George Carlin are MORE true today than when he spoke them 20 years ago:

"There's a reason"




posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 10:04 AM
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repeat after me,

You are free.
You are free.
You are free.

Good job.

Now again repeat after me..

We are capitalist.
We are capitalist.
We are capitalist.

Good boy... very good boy. Now go to work and shutup, because you are lazy and entitled.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015
It’s fake, narrative controlled neoliberal media. Which is really the opposite of liberal. Which explains why the public right hates what they think of as “liberal” but meanwhile they support “free market” and deregulation which is exactly the neoliberal agenda.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 10:08 AM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
repeat after me,

You are free.
You are free.
You are free.

Good job.

Now again repeat after me..

We are capitalist.
We are capitalist.
We are capitalist.

Good boy... very good boy. Now go to work and shutup, because you are lazy and entitled.


I appreciate your sarcasm. Consider the words of FDR from a 1936 speech very carefully in this context:

"An old English judge once said: 'Necessitous men are not free men.' Liberty requires opportunity to make a living - a living decent according to the standard of the time, a living which gives man not only enough to live by, but something to live for.

For too many of us the political equality we once had won was meaningless in the face of economic inequality. A small group had concentrated into their own hands an almost complete control over other people's property, other people's money, other people's labor - other people's lives. For too many of us life was no longer free; liberty no longer real; men could no longer follow the pursuit of happiness.

Against economic tyranny such as this, the American citizen could appeal only to the organized power of government."

For too many of us.....



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 10:13 AM
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Hmm, and yet we are not hungry, can travel freely, can personally own enough weapons to start a small army, can choose our own destiny and method of worship, can lately even riot in the streets with wanton disregard nearly without consequences, can create nearly any idea we want freely without harassment or persecution.

Say what you want about this country, our personal liberty is still exponentially ahead of even our European counterparts. Whatever our government does around the world, our citizens have decided with their actions (or perhaps.. inaction?) They dgaf. They are well fed, can party every night of the week, and have the liberty to do and believe just about damn near anything we want within reason and law.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Personal liberty is the most important political issue and you are right we are doing much better in that regard than any other country in the world.

It still would be nice to get our Government back for “We the “People”.


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posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:03 AM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: pexx421

The first time I hear someone on the TV media talk about organizing a strike only then will I ever consider claiming the TV media has a "liberal" bias.



yea, the rest of us just us that black magic called "common sense". I'm sure in your world, the MSM is all Fox News.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:04 AM
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But but but the EU is trying so hard to be like US and catch up. People actually riot in the street there to make it so.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

And that’s fine, so long as you ignore trends and don’t recognize where this well established path is leading. It’s not static, and trends are indicating a steadily and rapidly increasing share of money and power going to the corporate sector, largely increasing predatory finance and disaster capitalism, with liquidation of public resources, pensions, and benefits to the profits of the defacto unelected rulers, and a steady and increasing contraction of such for the working class.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:08 AM
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It still would be nice to get our Government back for “We the “People”.


I hear ya. To do this you'd have to rid the government of lobbyists. IMO big corporations invest in lobbying, because this process often leads to increased profits for the CEO , other senior executives and share holders. Companies are manipulating the levers of power in this country for their own gain. Many people, including myself, feel there's a very thin line between lobbying and corruption, since the two often goes hand in hand.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: pexx421
Study after study has found that the corporate sector largely controls legislation in the US. From the bailout to tauzins Medicare expansion that disallowed Medicare to negotiate prices In every study, when corporate profit is at stake, it goes in favor of the corporations. Presidential and congressional elections are almost completely decided by corporate donations.

Corporations completely control the narrative in the media. Meanwhile both parties cater to their donors, with slightly different aspects, both supporting big oil, big war, big agricultural, and big pharmaceutical. Deregulation has been on a fast track since the Reagan era, with Breton woods gutted, glass steagal repealed, the new deal unraveled, and under this admin we are in a free fall of deregulation.

With people convinced that “free market” is the way to go, this paved the ground to remove the last barriers from wealth and corporate power to do whatever they want, and what they want is to rule. They dictate wars for profit, monopolies, price fixing, and debt peonage. And the more freedom they have the more draconian their practices will be.

The same companies we look to as “job creators” and benevolent members of the economy here are the ones who employ children in sweat shops in the third world, who hire killers to assassinate union leaders in South America, who destroy economies with predatory loans in order to liquidate public assets.

We now live in a financial canibalism neoliberal model where the largest profits come from stealing pensions, lowering wages and benefits, and forcing more work for less pay, and unless we all stand up to the corporate sector, in this very real class war, even we will descend to the conditions of the third world, with no minimum wages, sweat shop labors, and the dismantling of all working class and consumer protections which are their clearly stated end goal.


Provide some examples of where government running something is more innovative and performs better than the free market...



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:16 AM
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Corporations have worked hard to get and keep this level of control.

It won't change until we get honest politicians and we know that is not likely to happen.

It's a catch-22 of becoming an elected official.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: worldstarcountry

Personal liberty is the most important political issue and you are right we are doing much better in that regard than any other country in the world.

It still would be nice to get our Government back for “We the “People”.



In what regard do you consider our personal liberty better than any other country in the world?

Freedom of religion? Freedom of speech? Freedom of movement?

Getting back to the OP: There are no countries, no governments. There are only corporations and dollars. (Paraphrased from Network...a highly underappreciated movie from the late 70's.)



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:23 AM
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Let us not forget civil servants? IE government employees who are almost impossible to fire? Sure lobbying is a given. However those within our own government who are protected and often excused from punishment and or wrong doing are also a HUGE problem with our corrupt government.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:25 AM
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Pretty much the same scenario now as the turn of the 20th century no? Rockefeller, Carnegie, and jp morgan had more money than god. Then Teddy rode in and tried to bust it all up.

Maybe AOC is the new Roosevelt? Lol




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