Conservative politicians manipulate poor, religious, right-wing folk by hating gays and abortion so they can achieve power and set the system up to make the biggest corporate profits possible. How so many have been brainwashed into voting against their own best interests bewilders me. The income disparity in this country is the most it has ever been, primarily because we’ve had 10 years of deregulation and tax cuts for our “job creators” — which, by the way, is a complete joke. Unemployment is high and most of our “job creators” have sent our jobs to China.
We currently have a system set up where those with wealth hold most of the power, and those who are poor hold very little power. The influence the rich has is the most it has ever been, and has long been the critique of capitalism run amuck. We have denied this criticism because it hasn’t always been the case, but the income inequality in this country has increased dramatically over the last 10 years. The top 1% now holds more wealth than the bottom 50%.
Americans have been indoctrinated (by corporations) to believe that anyone can succeed in America if they simply work hard enough. Corporations have actually convinced the victim to blame themselves for their struggles, rather than placing the blame where it should be — at the top of the economic pyramid.
Instead of allowing the government be a safety net for the average American, “big government” has become a dirty word in our society. Big business has manipulated us into also believing the government is trying to take our money through taxes, and that the government is an inhibitor to economic growth. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Government should be there to protect the average American worker against the corruption and abuse of big business. Who do you think has the power to require reasonable wages and benefits? The government! Sadly, most of our government has been bought off by big business to help perpetuate the myth that government is the problem, rather than the solution.
Americans that vote against their own best interests seem to only care about issues such as banning abortion and denying equality to all Americans. Conservative politicians bought by corporations know this, so they will continue to fool you into voting for them so they can set the system up in a way that ultimately transfers the money out of our pockets, and into their bonus checks.
Any time our government acts in a way that could potentially benefit the American people, rather than the profits of a corporation, the word socialism is thrown around. Corporations actually convince the people who would benefit the most from these polices to destroy any chance of them being implemented. Calling Obama a “socialist” is exactly what they want you to say and is exactly what they programmed you to think.
Wake up America!