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Forum Post: Checks against the power of wealth

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 16, 2011, 6 p.m. EST by shinyheart (27)
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The rationale for our system of checks and balances in government was that the Founding Fathers did not trust human nature when it has a concentration of power. There should be corresponding checks upon the power of concentrated wealth.

The question is, can our political system fix its own systemic problems?

If so, here are the kinds of things that need to happen:

  1. Publicly financed elections, so bankers can't write (or block) their own regulations: http://fairelectionsnow.org/

  2. Instant run-off voting, so third parties in the US will stand a chance, because people won't be afraid that voting for third parties will throw the election to the worst candidate (e.g. Nader voters helping to elect George W. Bush) http://www.tree.org/instant.htm

  3. Increase the top marginal tax rate to 90% like we had it in the 50's, so no one can make over ~2 million dollars per year. The idea that we need to pay executives tens of millions of dollars in order to receive top performance is nonsense. Executive compensation in countries like Japan is nowhere near what it is in the US, but their performance isn't any worse for it. The broader point is that just because you're rich doesn't mean you're socially productive, nor does it mean you're awesome. There is a highly imperfect correlation between how much money you have, how socially productive you are, and how much consumption you are "entitled to." Some people can admit that, others can't. http://www.ted.com/conversations/5989/money_doesn_t_exist_not_reall.html

  4. Drastically increase capital gains taxes to at least what they were in the '90's.

  5. End the wars and invest in infrastructure at home to create jobs

  6. Create more flexible, affordable educational licensing systems: http://www.ted.com/conversations/1650/in_2011_is_it_possible_to_mak.html

And so forth.

The masses have Internet now - we demand to be treated as equals. And that's the heart of it.



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[-] 1 points by atki4564 (1259) from Lake Placid, FL 12 years ago

Many more people will come to your side when you are proactive (for “new” Business & Government solutions), instead of reactive (against “old” Business & Government solutions), which is why what we most immediately need is a comprehensive “new” strategy that implements all our various socioeconomic demands at the same time, regardless of party, and although I'm all in favor of taking down today's ineffective and inefficient Top 10% Management System of Business & Government, there's only one way to do it – by fighting bankers as bankers ourselves; that is, using a Focused Direct Democracy organized according to our current Occupations & Generations. Consequently, I have posted a 1-page Summary of the Strategically Weighted Policies, Organizational Operating Structures, and Tactical Investment Procedures necessary to do this at:




because we need 100,000 “support clicks” at AmericansElect.org to support a Presidential Candidate -- such as any given political opportunist you'd like to draft -- in support of the above bank-focused platform.

Most importantly, remember, as cited in the first link, that as Bank Owner-Voters in your 1 of 48 "new" Business Investment Groups (or "new" Congressional Committees) you become the "new" Congress replacing the "old" Congress according to your current Occupation & Generation, called a Focused Direct Democracy.

Therefore, any Candidate (or Leader) therein, regardless of party, is a straw man, a puppet; it's the STRATEGY – the sequence of steps – that the people organize themselves under, in Military Internet Formation of their Individual Purchasing & Group Investment Power, that's important. In this, sequence is key.

Why? Because there are Natural Social Laws – in mathematical sequence – that are just like Natural Physical Laws, such as the Law of Gravity. You must follow those Natural Social Laws or the result will be Injustice, War, etc.

The FIRST step in Natural Social Law is to CONTROL the Banks as Bank Owner-Voters. If you do not, you will inevitably be UNJUSTLY EXPLOITED by the Top 10% Management Group of Business & Government who have a Legitimate Profit Motive, just like you, to do so.

Consequently, you have no choice but to become Candidates (or Leaders) yourselves as Bank Owner-Voters according to your current Occupation & Generation.

So please JOIN the 2nd link so we can make our support clicks at AmericansElect.org when called for, at exactly the right time, by an e-mail from that group, in support of the above the bank-focused platform. If so, then you will see and feel how your goals can be accomplished within the above strategy as a “new” Candidate (or Leader) of your current Occupation & Generation.