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Forum Post: Corporations Have Already Won!

Posted 1 year ago on June 23, 2012, 4:47 p.m. EST by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA
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Strap on your yoke. Be prepared for further degradation of the Middle Class.

Money talks. And the chasm in wealth between the 1% and everyone else is growing more mind boggling every day.

Money already trumps our vote.

Money already silences our "free speech."

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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20502) 1 year ago

The distribution of wealth in America as of 2007 outlines that there is no middle class:

The top 1% own 42% of the wealth

The next 4% own 27% of the wealth

The next 5% own 11% of the wealth

The next 10% own 12% of the wealth

The bottom 80% own 7% of the wealth

There are some other excellent charts on income distribution, debt and wealth here:

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/10/03/334156/top-five-wealthiest-one-percent/?mobile=nc

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

True, "money talks", so create a new constitution, as follows:

We the peoples, in order to secure Freedom and Justice for All, do enact this Constitution for Strategic International Systems LLC (or SIS LLC) as summarized in the following Business Operations Forecast:

The customer value mission of SIS LLC is (1) to organize all customer-investors into 3,000 investment squad sites of 16 friends (or virtual specialties), and related internet investment legislatures of 50,000 friends (or virtual towns), requiring (2) a $20 weekly capital contribution for 1 year (or $1,000) to (3) create your investment club bank of 50,000 friends (or physical town) -- that is, having $50 million in initial assets -- which (4) due to the operation of today’s fractional banking system becomes (5) $500 million in new annual business loans (or $10,000 in new annual individual loans) from yourself as a new bank officer to yourself as a new business officer who (6) takes 75% employee business control as business officer-investors and 25% customer business control as bank officer-investors of (7) your specific 12 businesses (or investments) in your new bank investment account wherein (8) your investor voting power equals (9) your 1 of 12 levels of experience in (10) your 1 of 12 sectors in 1 of 50 industries in 1 of 200 occupations in 1 of 3,000 specialities which (11) votes-upon your purchasing (or investment) orders as (12) proposed by your employee-elected chain of command.

This means you will have 75% employee business control over your workplace as business officers and, as bank officers, 25% customer business control over all 12 investments (or businesses) in your new bank investment account. In turn, with this 100% town-level business control of your 3,000 workplaces, you can decrease your 12 customer consumption expenses by 75% for services, vehicles, education, retail, food, construction, technology, manufacturing, wholesale, health, justice, and banking expenses; that is, over your first 12 years of SIS LLC membership using a 75% more effective and efficient town design, and related 3,000 workplace designs (herein). Furthermore, while creating your new town & workplace design as described by this constitution, you will replace today’s communist big businesses, and related big governments, with your new small investment club banks, and related small businesses (or investments), as proposed, financed, and patronized by your 3,000 investment squad sites of 16 friends (or virtual specialties) in your internet investment legislature of 50,000 friends (or virtual town).

Why? First, because today’s executive business income (mostly from bank or financial asset income) is 33% of all income which is a huge amount of upper 1% income to split among yourselves as new bank officers having 25% customer business control, right? Second, because today’s executive business wealth is 42% of all wealth which is a huge amount of upper 1% wealth to split among yourselves as new business officers having 75% employee business control; that is, only after becoming new bank officers (above) first, right?

For example, this means if you earn $12/hour today, then you will earn $36/hour tomorrow after adding (1) your old wage income, plus (2) your 33% (more and new) interest income as a new bank officer, plus (3) your 42% (more and new) dividend & gain income as a new business officer. Together, these 4 sources of wealth & income from your specific 12 businesses (or investments) will double your net worth every 6-12 years (until retirement); that is, from the compound interest decline of today's upper 1% executives whom you will replace as the new bank & business investor-officers. So, with this power, let’s end today’s communist big businesses, and related big governments, okay? How? By helping to operate your own Business Operations Forecast (above) at http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/StrategicInternationalSystems/ ; so help us help you, today!

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 1 year ago

Bill Still is saying that a Bailout of Spains banks guaranteed by the Spanish Tax Payers is Corporate Socialism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLK_r317s5g&feature=autoplay&list=UUhZRoC9bMegevAxFmee1oSA&playnext=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI&feature=related (The Secret of OZ)

They might be just as confused as us in thinking that they have a mostly Capitalist or Free market System.

We have a Mixed Economy and a Limited Republic. The poor people don't make decisions in this country, we don't have democracy, we don't have a pure free market system.

THE MSM just keeps paroting what politicians want. We are a democracy we want to promote democracy. Bull, We are a Plutocracy. You don' t have anything to say how the government operates.

[-] 1 points by Shule (1559) 1 year ago

Anybody ever read that infamous book published some years back titled "The Bell Curve" ?

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

One would think that the people would be creating their own political options all over the place, at this point.

They arent. No one cares. No one wants to do anything extra.

Expect more of the same for quite a while.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 1 year ago

I think the 99% group is working on their agenda for the convension in Philadephia. Might be that they are receiving info and coordinating and planning speaches and votes.

This Forum seems pretty empty. Maybe I need to check on protest activity and check on training they conduct.

California Statewide Moratorium on Home Foreclosures Rally and March

**Could be a little Post Wisconsin Depression.....

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