I'm tired of being a slave to the corporate ruling class. Our country's government is now attempting to pull off a reverse Robin Hood, viz., rob the poor and give it to the rich.
I want our government(s) to intelligently and comprehensively debate the real problems and concerns of average Americans. Trade policies, education, health care, welfare, voting rates, labor relations, wages, fair taxation, gun legislation, campaign financing, social security, gender equality, equality, tax policy, infrastructure, privacy, fiscal responsibility, etc. Irrespective of your position or opinion on any of these topics, you're entitled
My appeal is to intelligent individuals every political, sexual, gender, ideology persuasion. The goal is to have honest discussion and transparently reveal the inner workings of elected government. Unfortunately, many of people will read this will find it unseemly. To those of that ilk, I offer my apologies. Hopefully, you'll eventually come around to my way of thinking.
First, a little background.
In order to make the Forbes 400 Wealthiest Americans, it's necessary to have a net worth in excess of $1 billion. The top ten are:
1. Bill Gates, $66 billion
2. Warren Buffett, $46 billion
3. Larry Ellison, $41 billion
4. Charles Koch, $31 billion
5. David Koch, $31 billion
6. Christy Walton & family, $27.9 billion (Walmart)
7. Jim Walton, $26.8 billion (Walmart)
8. Alice Walton, $26.3 billion (Walmart)
9. S. Robson Walton, $26.1 billion (Walmart)
10. Michael Bloomberg, $25 billion
The multi-millionaires and the billionaires don't hold their wealth in cash. They invest their money in bonds, stock and property. These are weak links in their chain of power.
However, these assets will not crumble to a direct frontal attack. But an attack against their wealth will cause them to consider and eventually pull back and return the government to "we the people".
The wealthy obviously feel as though they are entitled to everything of value and the crumbs can filter down to the rest of the populace. They should remember that Frederick the Great said, "He who defends everything defends nothing."
Take it as an article of faith of faith that armed revolution is not the answer. The government at every level will crush you and not even think about it. If you're contemplating revolution you'll end up just like Waco, Kent State or Ruby Ridge, With luck, you'll only be subjected to pepper spray but don't count on it..
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