Where this downward spiral of America began is uncertain, but if one would have to guess, the seventies might serve as pretty prominent point of reference. I know that others would argue that this distortion of American democracy began over one hundred years ago, but I am referring to when the plans were enacted, not when they were conceived, hatched and nurtured. I am trying to keep my estimation to when changes in our economy and leadership really started to favor the few, while doing noticeable harm to the remainder of the population.
My point, in this tangential rant about the end of days is this: For some reason the super rich, who happen to also be the super greedy seem to have determined that they no longer have to hide the underhanded methodology as it pertains to gaining more wealth or more accurately impoverishing the masses in order to further increase their wealth. Maybe there is an answer to this question somewhere out there, but what it is I am not certain, so a closer look at those things the rich have corrupted in their quest to have it all (literally) might shed some light on this topic for someone who might actually read this article.
I did however, start to care about what our government was doing both here and abroad. I educated myself, so that the opinions I've expressed in my videos series “My Take” are based on facts that I unearthed through a diligent process of research through a variety of sources. Yet, there are those, who like me, have found themselves laid off (no longer the case) or put out of business by corrupt practices, ill-conceived deregulation and corporate manipulation who still defend the perceived right of the wealthy to rape our economy in hopes that our sacrifice will allow the rich to put us back to work.
A give and take would be fair, but I can’t imagine that the rich ever gave more than they took. So, there you have it, the first and biggest way in which I believe the rich have destroyed our economy.
And, yes, I do know there is an underlying illness to the symptoms we observe in the elected leadership class of America, but I thought it important to highlight those things everyone can make note of by simply opening their eyes, ears and minds.
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