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Forum Post: What is wrong with this country?

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 27, 2011, 7:33 p.m. EST by ashtonkutcher (0) from Wyomissing, PA
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There is no allegiance to America by the world’s wealthiest Corporations, families and individuals.

The difference in net worth between the wealthiest Americans and the average worker is too great.

Corporations and the wealthiest families in the world control our government in order to maintain their own profits.

There is no separation between Corporations and Government.

It is too easy to persuade our elected officials with money.

The government is too divided based on special interest groups.

The government is not looking out for their citizen's best interests.

The government has hidden agendas.

Elected officials rely on polls before their elections to transform themselves into a person they aren't.

We can't trust that what our government says is the truth.

Laws can be purchased.

There is no justice for crimes by those with power and wealth.

Guaranteed profits can be purchased.

Markets can be manipulated.

Compound interest is too powerful over time.

The economy can't work when compound interest is too powerful.

Most Americans have no savings.

80% of American workers are working just to survive.

American companies are not owned by Americans.

Automation raises profits and kills jobs.

The minimum wage is too low.

Unemployment benefits last too long.

People stay on unemployment for as long as they can. Not because they are lazy, but because they have no hope.

The media only shows one point of view.

The media is controlled by a small group of people.

Most large corporations are owned and controlled by a small number of people.

Corporations can control wars

Wars can be declared for objectives not in the best interest of the country.

The police are trained to protect and serve the powerful and wealthy.

Police are allowed to hit a man, woman or child as hard as they can with a baton.

There is no way the situation can be fixed.

There is nothing we can do about what we have become except start over.

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[-] 1 points by bc42 (8) from Hillsdale, NY 2 years ago

Bang!* Problem solved!

[-] 1 points by misunderstood101 (68) from Los Angeles, CA 2 years ago

boycott all mega business that support the 1%...then the domino effect takes place all the way down to the 99% then everyone be screwed....or have the state run every business and like ..almost same salary for all workers regardless what profession you're in...then we won't have the term ''democracy/capitalism etc to contend with.

[-] 1 points by TheScreamingHead (239) 2 years ago

There is a way. You stop thinking in the antiquated ways of the Manufacturing Age and get yourself up to speed with the entrepreneurial thinking and community organizing of the Information Age. Fuck giving up. This is my country and I'm not leaving.

http://occupyyallstreet.blogspot.com/

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

START OVER - yes! Begin anew! Dissolve ALL existing institutions, Congress, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the Fed, the Pentagon, etc., etc. And start rebuilding FROM SCRATCH. I DON'T believe piecemeal reform would work! The ROT is too deep and affects the whole system.