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The Billionaires Guide to Governing

Updated on June 1, 2017
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Why educate our children? Just as the nation has created chattel prisons for corporate advantage, the logical next target is the country's youth. We should abandon all pretense of education, and begin to establish dormitory penitentiaries to yoke underprivileged youth to our debt capitalism model. We must drive down American labor pool wages, which will allow the United States to compete with the labor of Chinese peasants and India’s masses, the need for education has clearly declined.

We continue to regulate, with a view to enhance profits; it is clear that keeping our children safe, and promoting a healthy community is a waste of national resources and contrary to the new national direction. As the beginning of our movement to remove unwanted people from within our boundaries proves, we will need fewer and fewer classrooms. People, with too many ideas, must be driven out, so that the financing of the education of the over privileged can begin. We will be able to once again afford art and music in our classrooms.

Our’s is a capitalist system. The country idealizes wealth above all else. Only those children with a background of elite families must qualify for schooling. This philosophy carries over to many other categories that too many people have grown accustomed.

The return on investment of an education must remain with those at the top who built this country through their ability to finance the projects that have made us great. We can see how useless the teaching of history has been. For decades, the education of each generation with the same mythology taught over and over has gotten us a nation of unhappy people, always wanting more.

Regional thinking has taken root as can be seen by the influence of sports franchises. Attention that should be focused on making money for their superiors is wasted. We intend to take advantage of this regional thinking, with regional educational institutes that people will be forced to support through wage donations. Regional competitions between schools will reinforce the concept of the experiment of nobles.

Training must begin to re-educate the population back to the seven day work week and twelve hour shifts. Calculations show that our wealth will increase substantially by revenue generated by increased output and reduced labor cost and taxes reallocated on the poor. Win-win.

To accomplish these goals we must begin to dismantle all programs that took root in this country during and after the great depression. Every program that was established to make Americans softer are hereby abolished. All financial laws, tort laws, medical malpractice laws, are suspended. Laws meant to protect property and property owners will be enforced.

As working children, are happy and healthy children the need to provide medical care is no longer needed. Those unable to contribute to corporate profit are unfit to be called Americans and will be disenfranchised from our noble experiment.

The noble experiment cannot be brought to full function until the immigration situation is resolved. The back of labor must be broken if wages are to fall to a global level. The gears will begin to mesh soon. Our plan will soon be clear to all those operating small business, meaning those businesses whose revenue exceed the twenty million dollar annual levels.

Wealth has its privileges. As such, the right to vote will continue with those people who have provable net worth of $100,000 for a single person and $200,000 for a married couple. One vote, for each $100,000 net worth of wealth, to be clear, that equates to ten votes per million dollars. This admission price protects our liberty, as this price level insures the end of all give away programs.

As all Americans are aware, wealthy people, along with others in many countries, have loaned the rest of this country massive amounts of money. The general opinion, of our accountants, is that the people in this economic zone can never repay what is owed. And all studies suggest that we would be fools to keep the countries revolving credit rating at present levels. We view the economic bleeding of outbound, interest payments non-productive.

To enhance the retraining necessary as outlined above, our National Increased Capital: Over the Majority Poor Obviously Ordinary, Party (Nimcompoop) will begin to broadcast our perfectly thought out policies twenty-four hours a day across all our recently installed factory broadcasting systems. As the fake news organizations are nationalized, you will be able to enjoy our scientific broadcasting across all American airways. Labor has acquired many unscientific economic ideas which taught them that their participation in our countries natural resources is their right.

Capital retains value and earns interest, labor is consumed. Capital is paramount.

To wrap up; in the future wars will be fought based on actuarial tables. This has been true in the past, but it was always considered bad form and the cause was generally wrapped in a flag.

America The Beautiful by Ray Charles

© 2017 mckbirdbks

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      Randy Godwin 3 weeks ago from Southern Georgia

      When will people realize that unregulated capitalism always results in a very few people having the vast majority--now more than 90%--of the wealth? This is akin to having all of the food despite the fact they can only use a small fraction of it.

      Very enlightening article, Mike!

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      Patty Inglish 3 weeks ago from North America

      I agree with Randy.

      Also, I see that Trump is offering a $69.00/month subscription to boxes of "stuff" called the Big League Box that include "A handpicked bundle of exclusive and vintage official Donald J. Trump merchandise delivered to your door every month as a recurring donor."

      I think that the presidency is now clearly being used for profit, in case the fact was unclear before.

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      mckbirdbks 3 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Randy – We are in an unprecedented period of our country's history. The rhetoric coming from congressional representatives clearly shows the disregard for people. Money may have ruled for a long time. But this is money trying to govern. What we are witnessing is criminal.

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      mckbirdbks 3 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Patty – The strategy, as I see it is to be continually in campaign mode. They rasie money now and every day, so that their war chest is always filled. It is tough for the Democrats to do the same. As we saw in Minnesota and Georgia, the price at the trough is going up. A plan to out spend is in motion. The fixation to win seats has gone to such lows, that the Supreme Court has had to step in in North Carolina.

      The offer to sell ‘fast track’ visas that would be included in a real estate deal, is reason enough to condemn the whole lot of them.

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      Patty Inglish 3 weeks ago from North America

      OMG! - "‘fast track’ visas that would be included in a real estate deal." Where in the world are we? Surely not the US anymore.

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      Bill Holland 3 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      It is amazing to me, and probably why this last election shocked me so much, that people, hard-working, barely-scraping-by people, think that the rich really give a damn about the poor. It is a myth that seems to be growing in power, and nothing could be further from the truth. I do not believe for a second that Trump, or others like him, care at all about the bottom 90%. Until people wake up and start taking responsibility for their own actions, and start taking control of their own futures, we will continue to see this insanity flourish in this country and abroad.

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      Martie Coetser 3 weeks ago from South Africa

      Good grief! The 21st Century may go down in history as the point of no return. Every government in this world seems to have lost their marbles. Only the corrupt seems to flourish, and the assholes called presidents.

      This hub of yours is a scary glimpse into the future! Also keep in mind that the dumber people are, the higher is the crime rate.

      "The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose." - James A. Baldwin

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      mckbirdbks 3 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Patty – This is a Washington Post headline -

      'In a Beijing ballroom, Kushner family pushes $500,000 ‘investor visa’ to wealthy Chinese'

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      mckbirdbks 3 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Bill – The words – “I am a billionaire’ should have been alarm enough for anyone that drags themselves to work every day and then turns their pay over to a hand full of companies (gas, electric, water, you get it.) But it was not. The promise of an America that has always, more or less, been elusive to the working man was made, and believed. People I know are still defending him. The people who should be the most angry – The Republicans – side with him, even though he does not care about them either.

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      mckbirdbks 3 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Martie – You may be right. The world is fighting over scarce resources and the plunder and the blind eye to the environment may just do us all in. The State of Oklahoma is having more earthquakes than California. The reason is fracking – they know the reason and yet continue to do the practice. It is truly madness on an epic scale.

      I do agree that the crime rate will go up as all the social services are dismantled. Another question often spouted during the campaign of 2016, ‘What do you have to lose?’ Well, we are witnessing what we have to lose right now.

      Thanks for the visit.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 weeks ago from Texas

      Mike, I hope your Prophesy does not come true. I don't know why the Senators and Congressmen are bowing to the piece in the White House, it seems they rather see the decline of our great country than stand up to the bully.

      Blessings always.

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      mckbirdbks 3 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Shy – Congress and the Senate have ‘come out.’ Many congressmen openly defy their constituents in public forums. One told people of his district, ‘you don’t pay my salary’ – one said, ‘no one dies from lack of health care’ The general character of this group is flawed. Maybe it is the character of the nation that has become flawed. Maybe I am just getting old.

      Thanks for the visit and the blessings.

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      Maria Jordan 3 weeks ago from Jeffersonville PA

      'Capital' refers to a seat of government or wealth / assets or a bunch of big letters.

      This thought provoking and disturbingly well-written piece shows that the first two references to CAPITAL are one and the same.

      Ray Charles is a sight for sore eyes with this inspirational reminder.

      Wishing you a peaceful weekend, dear Mike.

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      Genna East 3 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Oh my, this sounds like Bannon's credo, Mike, and others if we look closely at history. Capitalism works -- greed and ignorance do not, and therein "lies the rub" as Shakespeare would say. Thus the need for regulation and various programs in this Christian nation. So Trump yanks us from the Paris climate change accord; no surprise there. I can't help but wonder what he and those who still support him are using for a mind and character these days. Loved Ray Charles. Well done, Mike.

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      Genna East 3 weeks ago

      Oops. I meant to put "Christian nation" in quotes.

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      mckbirdbks 3 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello mar - Here I go again, complaining about billionaires. Thanks for the nice comment. I went to check if I spelled capitalism correctly. I guess it is the student in me.

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      mckbirdbks 3 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Genna - On the surface, it looks like Trump is going to do everything he can to undo the President Obama legacy. I remember where we were as a country prior to President Obama's arrival. I conjecture the new administration will bring us right back into the depths of a depression as the continued dismantling of this country continues. At least we have Ray Charles.

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      Peg Cole 3 weeks ago from Dallas, Texas

      Hi Mike, It's clear that you have a lot of concerns about the direction our government is taking under this administration. I do understand. When I watch history programs like "The Men Who Built America" I see the same sort of wealth based decision making, greed and corruption during the decades gone by.

      I see the effects the evolution in education has taken to reduce our world standing in terms of Science, Math and other core education areas. That worries me. I remain hopeful that there will be improvement with new faces looking at the status quo. One can certainly hope.

      "Ours is a capitalist system." I look at the devastation that has happened to socialist countries like Venezuela and I don't think that's the way to go. Maybe I'm wrong. Wealth redistribution doesn't seem fair somehow. Ask anyone who has won the lottery if they gave it all away.

      We are called on as Christians to help the less fortunate. Not the government, but us as people. I see the net worth of people in government positions of both parties and wonder how they got so wealthy. I think I know. How can they ever relate to the poor? Even some who talk about socialism who own three homes. Socialism is for others, not those in power.

      On immigration, I remember times when Biafra was in the news everyday, with pictures of starving children bloated with malnutrition. I didn't see us bringing those millions of human beings into the country to rescue them. Why not? Are we not Christians? Maybe there's a limit as to how many people our taxes can support. Perhaps if we didn't send billions to foreign countries we could better help those who come here. What do I know? Not much.

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      mckbirdbks 3 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Peg – Imagine the National Anthem playing. A common slogan being tossed about is, ‘America First.’ So, imagine my dilemma when the hordes that have taken Washington, are dismantling America. Imagine me scratching my head, as I hear the American education system is not working, so the answer is to steal money from the public school systems and give it to private/charter/Christian based schools. That equates to robbing the poor and giving to the rich. Imagine regulations put in place to insure the air was breathable and the water was clean, dismantled to put another dollar of profit in the pockets of those operating the oil industries. Imagine Americans paying double the price of the rest of the world, because we refuse to move to a national health care system where everyone is covered.

      Through our lifetime, America has been touted the number one country in the world. The people of the world envied our lifestyle and freedom. Imagine how uncomfortable I am with an administration that is trying to tear down the country that our fathers fought to defend and build.

      If it is true that we are crashing toward an ‘every man for himself’ system then we no longer need a flag with thirteen stripes and fifty stars. I imagine, that is the goal here.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Is this going to be our future? I've always heard that money talks, but the sound is deafening. For the life of me, I can't see why ' they ' can't see? My son still clings to the Trump lie's that he will make America GREAT again. I listened to him speak at Liberty College, never once admitting his scam against students at his university. BTW, he settled that case for 25 million. ( A drop in the bucket )

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      mckbirdbks 2 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Ruby - Ask your son at what point in history was America great (since we have to be made great again, we must not be great now.) I bet a Democrat was president, no matter what date he picks.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Mike, he hated Clinton when he was president. He hated Obama. He flies a confederate flag in his front yard. He is a new generation that believes in non-equality. Each person should make it on their own. No give-away programs. No public schools. I guess he's a true republican. He was not raised that way. His wife practically foams at the mouth when the name Hillary is mentioned. He has never voted for a Democrat and never will. We do not talk politics. The few times we did ended with me blowing my top. Thank God for writers like you. Keep it up!!!!!

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      mckbirdbks 2 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Ruby - Your son is likely a product of public schools, drives on public roads and benefits from other public programs. The idea that we should all look after ourselves is just a trick, to make us all weaker. We cannot or should not want to go back to the pioneer days where the men went out to shoot a deer for the family to eat. Those days are gone.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 weeks ago from Texas

      Ruby, our sons would be good friends. I know exactly how you feel. My brothers one a democrat the other a republican.

      Blessings my dear friend.

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      Genna East 2 weeks ago

      Hi Ruby, Shy and Mike. My son, Bud, is also a Republican. (I’m an Indie.) Bud doesn’t support Trump. Actually, he said, “I never thought I’d say this in a million years but I’d vote for Hillary just to keep him out of the WH” during the campaign. (He is definitely not a Hillary fan.) Same holds true for my daughter-in-law, although her folks are Trump supporters and tried in vain to convince them both to vote for Donald. It’s a mixed bag out there so to speak, but we have to have faith in our children and hope that they will one day see the light. At the rate Trump Zoo is spiraling downward, I have no doubt it will be soon enough. Hugs and have a great week!

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      mckbirdbks 2 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Shy – We can only do so much to raise the kids. I certainly would not blame myself if the kids grew up in the glass republican nonsense prism.

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      mckbirdbks 2 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Genna – We do have to have faith in our children. The country is changing. We seem to all be arguing with each other. The twenty-four hour, seven day, 365 days a year campaign of lies has skewed many people’s thinking. The goal to frightened people has worked all over the country. We have met the enemy and they are us. As it turns out. I think the younger group will figure this out, as they face a mountain of issues that our generation provided.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 weeks ago from Texas

      Genna, thank you, so....glad we are in the same boat.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      Genna East 2 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks, Mike. I didn't' mean that we don't have faith in our children. But the times we live in have become like a minefield...with our youth, I'm afraid, caught in the cross-hairs of tomorrow. I try not to worry about them. :-) Hugs.

      Shy: You too! :-)

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      mckbirdbks 2 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Genna - I think your kids are as strong as any generation before them. The difference may be they are better educated and have a different outlook than we grew up with. They will certainly be able to govern as well as any generation before. They are slowly learning for the great mistakes done by old white men.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Their thoughts always on the fast track for a sure way to derail us all.

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      Dolores Monet 2 weeks ago from East Coast, United States

      Your satirical essay hits close to home for the new America. In addition to wealth equaling worthiness, I see an emergence of Calvinism in that people who have troubles are deemed somehow deserving of it. Underpaid? You deserve that because you are stupid (now seen as morally corrupt). If you are hurt, sick, or dead you obviously have done something wrong. Mental illness, poverty, and bad luck also seem to indicate that you are worthless and deserve all your suffering. What have we come to?

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      mckbirdbks 2 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Gypsy - Their every move seems to be against the people of this country. It is a long way down, from where the people of this country have fought on their climb out of rural poverty. The politicians now think that is where we all belong back in the dirt.

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      mckbirdbks 2 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Dolores Monet – I agree with you that wealth does not equal worthiness. Conservatives have elevated the dollar above all else. I keep hearing, people should help people, not the government. The fact is that the people are the government. The politicians are elected representatives. At the moment, the American people do not have representatives in Washington, D.C. We need to change that and soon. Thanks for the visit and leaving a comment.

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