Forum Post: A short essay on the bigger picture: How long till they fix this problem of poor people voting?
Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 20, 2012, 6:41 a.m. EST by factsrfun
from Phoenix, AZ
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With the movie Lincoln coming out I started thinking about what a young country we are. Not only is our country young but the basic structure of it and all the democracies that followed in the “industrial” nations. As a method to organize people together the whole system is sort of young. This new form of government combined with industrialization led to a new form of Monarch, the “robber barons” or as we call them today the investors. These ultra rich people rose up pretty quickly under the new economy but people still remembered Kings and they were broke up and set back a bit, for a little while. Now we are a few generations into the new Royal class, occasionally they are force to make room for a new arrival, but not vey often, lottery winners of all sorts serve their purpose.
Given the results we are seeing with only a few generations behind us the question becomes what happens after say ten more of the same? The conservatives are already expressing dismay that poor people could elect someone who would then just tax them and give the money to poor people. Now that just don’t seem right to a lot of rich people and thinking something ain’t right is the first step toward fixing it. How long till they fix this problem of poor people voting?