reply to post by InfaRedMan
I think our gov't (U.S.) is responsible for our current state. Corporations don't levy taxes, gov'ts do. Corporations don't make laws, gov'ts do.
Sure, our gov't was hijacked by big businesses and special interest groups long ago, before we were born. But this steady breach is indicative of a
systemic problem, therefore a systemic sol'n is needed.
I'll tell you how to fix America. It's plain, but I wouldn't call it simple.
1. We, the people, need to examine everything within our gov't and bodies of law for loop holes and conflicts of interest. This goes from capitol
hill down to your smallest local gov'ts.
2. Identify who has benefited from these deals, loop holes, and conflicts of interest. Expose them and their methods of manipulation. Make lists.
Make books. publish them for the world to see. They should be fired and never allowed to have a gov't position.
3. Clean up the laws
. Legally sew the loop holes shut. Dismantle and restructure anything and everything that is proven to be a conflict of
interest. Until this happens, we will always have inequalities and it will only get worse.
4. When those big businesses (which include banks) threaten to leave because they don't like the ever equalizing playing field, then let them.
Encourage them to. We don't need them. The vaccuum created will be filled by small and medium local businesses (which include credit unions) who
will use more of the local money to help develop and invest in their communities; More than a big box store or big bank ever would. Heal the
So, yeah, I think the problem and sol'n lies with our gov't. It's systemic from the top down. Of course there would be times of painful transition
but I think this is the way to go for a much better future; Healthy capitalism regulated fairly, the way some of our forefathers intended... unless
we consider those forefathers who owned and argued in favor of slavery
edit on 8-10-2011 by Flux8 because: (no reason given)