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Who's in Control?

  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago

    The Government or YOU?

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago

    Maybe this is why the wealthy are hated. Because they end up controlling the lives of others.
    Well, do they? Do the globalists? The wealthy in the populace? The wealthy through birth and heritage? The connection of the wealthy populace to the (elected) officials/leaders in Washington?
    Maybe it is not wealth so much as the wealthy's culture of greed that ends up affecting our lives.

    Therefore, we need to pinpoint exactly where the greedy are getting away with their "Backroom Deals" and regulate them. Not give MORE control to the government through the supposed bandaid of social welfare programs, which attempt to redistribute all that "wealth" and implement so much fairness. Not penalize the rich because we mistakenly believe that the trickle down theory doesn't work.

    Instead, we need to find the loop holes. Find the rule breakers.
    The war is not against the wealthy, but the against the unscrupulous who use government backed "Bailouts and Bonuses." Let us clamp down on them and the weak points in our system. Not ourselves by allowing/encouraging the government to overly fine, regulate, mandate and tax We the People who, after all, are only trying to survive, (some better than others, each to their own!)

    TWISI

    1. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Money is the key to all we do in this country. Money buys influence, scruples and security. As long as an election can be bought the trickle down reward system effect will continue.

      What can the new Presidential candidates really do to effect any change? Congressional leaders dedicated themselves to making Obama a one term wonder. Having failed to do that they shutdown the government and came close several more times. Now the budget is negotiated in the eleventh hour as standard practice to get what they want in the panic. You have so many shady characters who are for sale when they hide money in freezers [1], get elected even though they were impeached as a judge [2] and many others have either criminal records or other unsavory pasts they would rather you not know [3].

      How is it that people like this get elected despite their shortcomings? I don't know but we have a selective press and a good old boy network of thieves and party favorites that are willing to comply.

      Term limits, publicly financed campaign and lobby reform is the only way to root out the money whores that govern us.

      [1] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/1 … 57667.html
      [2] http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/his … stings.htm
      [3] http://jacksonville.com/reason/fact-che … y-problems

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
        Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        What's wrong with private people contributing money? Term limits yes, Lobby reform, yes.

        1. rhamson profile image76
          rhamsonposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          For the same reason lobby reform is important. If you give money to someone there is an expectation of something in return. Why is it that our society feels it must express itself through money? Is it that we value money as an expression of approval? Or is it that we are so disconnected that we have made it our most valued form speech over personal speech.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
            Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago in reply to this

            Because we are lazy, and money is the best motivator.
            maybe.

            1. rhamson profile image76
              rhamsonposted 22 months ago in reply to this

              From the lips of one of the biggest slimeball lobbyists that ever existed.

              “As a lobbyist, I was against them,” Abramoff explained. “Of course I was against them. Why? Because once you buy a congressman and their office, you don’t want to have to rebuy that office in six years. It’s inefficient. You want somebody in there until they die.” Jack Abramoff [1]

              "To shut the “revolving door” between Capitol Hill and the K Street offices of D.C.’s biggest lobbying firms, Abramoff writes, Congress must institute a lifelong ban on legislators and their aides becoming lobbyists.
              “Once I offered them a job, they worked for me,” Abramoff said, referring to the legislative staffers he lobbied. Congressional chiefs of staff, Abramoff said, make anywhere between $90,000 and $185,000 depending on their boss’ seniority. Abramoff says 40 lobbyists in his shop made at least $300,000 a year. Many of them had been staffers on the Hill; as lobbyists, they didn’t have to worry about their bosses getting re-elected.
              “You’ve got to ban it,” Abramoff said. “They can’t be allowed to cross the line.” [1]

              Term limits, publicly financed campaigns and lobby reform is our only way to true freedom of government.

              [1] http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angele … _20120308/

          2. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 22 months ago in reply to this

            Hard to call a $100 bill a liar, but a promise to give that bill is another story.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
              Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago in reply to this

              ~ which is why morals in a democracy is very vital.

              1. wilderness profile image95
                wildernessposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                Personally, I find that the typical man-on-the-street (or woman smile ) does fairly well.  As long as that street isn't in D.C.

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                  guess so. Term limits.

                  1. wilderness profile image95
                    wildernessposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                    I voted for 'em in Idaho and would do so again, or national.

  3. God shet profile image61
    God shetposted 22 months ago

    I wonder how many billions are required to get a new set of natural teeth. Even one, for God's sake!

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Natural teeth?

      1. God shet profile image61
        God shetposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        which has feelings

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
          Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          They have feelings alright! Especially, if they cost billions!

          1. God shet profile image61
            God shetposted 22 months ago in reply to this

            not an artificial one, you know

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
              Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago in reply to this

              see above.

              1. God shet profile image61
                God shetposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                Deleted

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                  It takes more than billions, as natural teeth do not come in more than twice.  And this is because God controls nature through natural laws set forth by He, Himself.
                  ?

                  1. God shet profile image61
                    God shetposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                    I have no idea - how did that comment get 'deleted'? (something of a network maybe)

                  2. God shet profile image61
                    God shetposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                    God is not even close to a multi-trillionaire big_smile

              2. God shet profile image61
                God shetposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                it takes a lot. natural teeth, not twice

              3. God shet profile image61
                God shetposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                God is wealthy indeed big_smile  (if only God gave me the patent for that 'natural teeth' formulation secret!)

    2. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      <"I wonder how many billions of dollars it would cost to get a new set of natural teeth?
      even one tooth, for Goodness sake.">
         I think your point is, God has more control than the wealthy or even the government.
      Yes. Thank goodness. We can align ourselves with God for Control over Our Lives and that is how it should be. And that is how the Gov't should see it.
      We hold these truths to be self evident:
      We are endowed by OUR CREATOR with certain unalienable rights. That among these are Life, LIBERTY, and the pursuit of Happiness …

      Thank You, God Shet.

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    Kevin Goodwinposted 22 months ago

    It is normally the rich who control the power becuase they are a few that have enough money to be powerful in an influential way. The top 1% of weath usually controlls the minority, not just in the US but in many countries.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Yes. Corporatism is a threat or a help in the global economy?

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago

    Strangely enough, none of the presidential candidates speak of this vital issue.  None were asked about regulating the government from within and without; ending the actions of the unscrupulous from "Washington to Wall Street," as Nomi Prins speaks about in her book, "Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses and Backroom deals from Washington to Wall street."

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago

    What are the presidential candidates asked to speak about?
    What do they focus on?
    Our dealings with ISIS? Our dealings with Iran? The influx of illegals? There is a connection to it all… all based on the war for OIL.
    GREED by BOTH parties controlled by
       ???????
    I say, it will be very interesting to see what the democratic nominees discuss.
    It will be the importance of maintaining our national health care insurance program, the importance of all govt. sponsored programs such as Planned Parenthood, Welfare and kindness toward our illegal aliens, racial equality, and an end to police brutality and they will seem like innocent angels as they proclaim we are dealing with Iran and ISIS diplomatically.
    All excuses for their own agenda of control over the People AND Middle East's oil.



    Maybe? hmm

  7. profile image0
    Kevin Goodwinposted 22 months ago

    Saudi Arabia is the only country that we get most of our most of our oil from. We also get most of our oil supply from other countries such as Canada and Nigeria.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Why do you think we are dealing with Iran?

      I am for protecting the borders and focusing on the homeland.
      We can do this.
      even though we are very connected to the global economy.
      It just takes a protective mindset.

  8. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago

    How do we stop our dealings with the Middle East?
    Tap into our own ways of energy production.  Make friend's with Canada. Stay away from the other side of the globe. Those people are just plain rotten!
    Eventually we will find other sources of energy production besides oil.
    Then this will all be history.

  9. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago

    Yes, he gave us a certain amount of control over things. Within boundaries. The boundaries are for our happiness. They are more like laws of happiness.

 
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