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Only a 100% political turnover will prevent US and state bankruptcy!

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The D's and R's are corrupt and must all be fired"

By Jack E. Lohman

We know the Fat Cats want to own everything they can't acquire legitimately, but where are the heads of our voters?

The liberals want only democrats to be elected and conservatives want only republicans" even when both political sides are corrupt as hell and trading our country for campaign bribes!

We must throw them all out; at least those that do not vote for the Fair Elections Now Act. Even if a change in leadership were to occur, national stability is more important than a corrupt government.

Neither the voters on the Left nor the Right fully understand the long term effects of our corrupt political system, and how every issue is affected. The Fat Cats have gotten stronger with each new congress and now totally own our politicians, who in turn will trash our jobs and economy as long as the campaign cash keeps rolling in. They now only pass or defeat laws to satisfy their campaign contributors rather than the voters.

That's called an oligarchy, not a democracy, and a civilian rebellion is likely next. Take the food from their tables and Americans will rise up. They'll get shot at by our own government troops and some will be killed, but that's what happens when the political system fails.

If you haven't seen this chart on inequality, you must. We are at the exact same point we were at in 1929, just before the crash. This time too, our politicians are very complicit. If you favor privatization, you ought to be tickled pink. We now have a privatized congress; how are you liking it so far?

There is only so much growth that we can squeeze out of GDP to satisfy the Fat Cat appetites for further wealth. The rest must come from other people's wealth; their houses, their jobs, their 401(k)'s and retirement plans, and their kids' schooling.

The top hedge fund managers are pulling in salaries of several billion dollars per year, and this is not coming from GDP growth. It's coming from low and middle-income nest eggs when government bailouts occur.

Jobs that will never come back"

Companies outsource our jobs for $1 per hour so they can pocket the rest, thanks much to NAFTA and CAFTA and the politicians they bribed to pass the laws. These jobs are not coming back, so our staying a first-world country is at stake.

Our politicians are co-conspirators, enabling the wealth transfer because they share in the booty. Their salaries are paid by taxpayers but their campaigns are funded by the Fat Cats, and that virtually guarantees their job and increases their own source of wealth.

They are taking bribes to do the wrong thing at the right time. They should go to jail but they've twisted the laws to make the taking of political bribes legal. If the political campaigns were instead paid by the taxpayers, the politicians would do what is in the best interest of the country.

They could pass meaningful reforms and the country would flourish. But all of our wealth would rise proportionately and the wealth divide would narrow. That's what the Fat Cats dislike, so they bribe our politicians to keep the status quo.

This duo is stealing from my kids and grandkids. But so are they stealing from the families of my conservative friends, and I don't understand their tolerance of this corrupt system.

I agree with the Right that government is too big, that unions are part of the problem, and that bureaucrats are over-paid. But they must agree that politicians are corrupt and we must -- together -- put a stop to the political bribery that is trashing our nation's economy.

Jack Lohman is a retired business owner from Colgate, WI and author of "Politicians - Owned and Operated by Corporate America." He is publisher of and can be reached at
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