posted on May, 26 2009 @ 09:40 AM
People spend so much time debating who is more evil. Is it Cheney? Is it Bush? Is it Obama? Here's the thing we should be debating -- the total
destruction of America due to the way our entire political system is set-up.
1. The middle-class is considered the "backbone" of America (both Rep. and Dem. agree on this).
2. The median American household income (in the year 2007) was $50,000 / year.
3. only 1.93% of American households make over $250,000.
4. 12.3% fell below the federal poverty threshold.
5. The bottom 20% of American households made less than $19,000 / year.
The reason for these numbers is simply to show that nobody in any upper-level political position will ever be able to know what the average American
needs or wants -- because they are not one of us.
Running for office requires an enormous amount of money -- money that roughly only 2% has.
The only way we are ever going to get a FAIR and JUST administration that represents the MAJORITY of Americans is when we set standards for election
and campaigning practices.
For example, I think that anyone running for office should be alotted a certain amount of money, taken from our current taxes, to pay for campaigning.
(The scale would be a sliding scale based on the level of office, i.e. mayor, governor, president, etc.) But it would be equal for all candidates in
one given election.
This would prevent one person from being able to buy an election (look at John Corzine as an example in New Jersey). Further, this would stop
campaign donations from large corporations, lobbyists, etc., that then are looking for their payback.
Lastly, look at how much money is wasted running a campaign. Hundreds of millions of dollars. I personally think that it's repulsive.