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the wealthy run our country not the government, are you ok with this?

  1. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    the wealthy run our country not the government, are you ok with this?

    canada and the U.S. are controled by the wealthy, is this what we asked for or have we just layed down and not cared for too long.

  2. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    In short, yes and no!  Wealth certainly brings a given level of afluence simply through the fact that many people of wealthy travel within the same social circles thus are able to interact as they do. This does have impact and influences direction as does some of the money that is donated to political campaigns by wealthy contributors.  To a degree, I can accept that aspect in that we all have the freedom and opportunity in America to achieve wealthy and influence...most of us don't but we can still try.  Beyond that aspect, I loathe those who use their wealth and influence to gain elected office only to see how much they can take out of the public trough for themselves and there are many of those despicable people in Washington today who along with their immense wealth will retire from public service with guaranteed six figure retirement incomes and custom medical benefits all supplied at the expense of the taxpayer but proposed and approved by themselves and those like them...America needs to divest itself of those hypocrites. WB

  3. eilander1542011 profile image60
    eilander1542011posted 7 years ago

    The sad Truth of the matter is that the wealthy run the country because the government is too stupid to let us run our country. WE have all been capitalized and commercialized to make the greatest profit form the least cost. If you are OK with the wealthy elite running the country than you will forever doom your lineage to a life of slavery. If you are not OK with this, than will forever doom your lineage to their scare tactics of terrorism, anarchism and anti-patriotism!

  4. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    Absolutely not.  The wealthy suffer from the disease of addiction to wealth, and for the most part, they have sold us out for more wealth, and shipped jobs overseas where they can reap higher profits and have lower paid slaves.

  5. profile image65
    Paul Cheslerposted 7 years ago

    I agree with you that the wealthy run this country.  I also think that they give the money to the candidates, so, in a way, they also control the government.  I just saw another question by someone else who wanted to know who is really running our country.  Look, let's think about it.  This country has such talent, such potential, and just SO many people.  The government is a group of people who complain that public servants can't get rich, but can make all the rules.  Now how many of your average citizens who aren't rich, like our poor public servants, can take vacations and have two houses and, well, you know that I could continue for a loooong time.  Now remember that no bill passes through the Congress without these people voting on it.  Who do you think is paying for their vacations, etc.?  The corporations, like pharmaceutical companies, are bank-rolling the whole thing.  I don't care about the whole soft/hard money thing.  Large corporations are footing the bill, period.  Personally, I'm at the point where anything from the government is immediately suspect in my eyes.  Sorry, I hope I didn't vent too much.

 
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