posted on Sep, 4 2012 @ 07:43 PM
We, the people have no lobbyists in DC. If a citizen calls his/her Representative about an issue such as Health Care or Social Security, we rarely
even get a response. But Big Corporation Lobbyists are rarely turned away.
There is no point in denying it, money talks in DC and the people have been outspent. And even when these powerful corporations fail, we get the bill
because we are told they are too big to fail.
Why aren't the American People 'too big to fail'? Who will pay the bills for us? Shouldn't it be even more important to keep the American people
afloat, those who pay the bills, who keep the country's engine running, than a single Corporation no matter how big it is?
It's nice to say we have rights, but do we, really? Corporations are far more powerful than the people. The government has a lot more respect for
Corporations, no matter how badly they fail, than they do for the American people.
But what if the American People became a giant corporation? Would that make them 'too big to fail', also?
We need to get Congress working for the people again. Calling, faxing, emailing, signing petitions even visiting DC doesn't work because they seem to
think we are dispensable, not important, more of an annoyance to them than anything else.
Maybe we've been doing it all wrong. Acting like we live in a democracy, thinking we are represented by those we elect. The evidence shows that our
government is far more influenced by Corporations than by citizens.
If we can't beat them, why not join them? The U.S. Government is now trained to respond to lobbyists for Big Business rather than citizens, so if
citizens were a huge Corporation, wouldn't they start thinking more about keeping us afloat, giving us bail-outs when we are failing, passing bills
that would benefit our Corporation, etc?