It’s Not That Complicated!

There are 2 ways the 1% in this country can maintain and increase their wealth.  They can buy politicians and steal from the 99% by reducing wages and ending social programs, OR they can help the 99% become more affluent by increasing wages and paying higher taxes so the government can maintain social programs.

Now, the first way is quick and easy, but not sustainable in the long term.  It causes much hardship and harm, and bypasses the economic engine through which consumers buy products and services.  The 2nd way seems counter-intuitive, but in the long run is the stronger and better way for the 1% to increase their wealth (even though they pay higher taxes).  Buy funneling money through the economic engine and helping the 99% have more money to spend, value is added because the demand for products sparks innovation and investment (even if businesses have to take out loans, which is good for the financial industry as well).

Simply moving money from the 99% to the 1% via higher taxes, lower wages, and less government spending on social programs does NOT add value to the system, it simply pads the bank accounts of the wealthy.  Consumers have no money to spend, and no business person in their right mind is going to innovate and invest in new jobs if there is no demand for their products.  On the other side of the coin, no bank is going to loan money to consumers with low-paying jobs just to put food on their table.

The more affluent the 99% become, the more spending there is, the stronger the economy becomes, and the wealthier the 99% become, but at the same time, the entire country has a better standard of living.  Even if you believe in Capitalism and the free market, consumer demand is the key to success, not fat bank accounts for the 99% while the 1% remain destitute.

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War on women, voter suppression, unprecedented obstructionism, anti-immigration reform, anti-minimum wage increase, anti-unions, anti-student loan reform, anti-science, anti-worker, climate-change denial, birther supporters, pro-wealthy, pro tax cuts for the rich, anti tax cuts for the middle class, racists, legitimate rape, filibuster addicts, Tea Party slaves, and still the GOP is competitive? Are Conservatives terminally mentally ill???


The potential of any nation is equal to the summation of the potentials of each and every citizen of that nation. Since potential is non-transferable, when any citizen falls short of their potential, so does the nation.

THAT is why the Liberals have it right – for the good of the nation, it’s government should be doing all it can to see that each and every citizen has the best chance possible to reach their potential. THAT means removing the obstacles, such as HARDSHIP, and opening the path to accomplishment by providing OPPORTUNITY.

The side of today’s issues that the Liberals and Progressives are on is all about reducing hardship and providing opportunity to those having the most difficulty reaching their potential. The wealthy and powerful have already gone a long way towards reaching their potential. The middle class and the poor still have a very long way to go. Conservatives and the GOP fight to give MORE to those who already HAVE, and THAT is the OPPOSITE of what needs to be done to help America reach her full potential.


The only “equality” we are all born with is the fact that we all have some level of potential. Nothing else is “equal.” The circumstances we are born into varies from abject poverty to wealth & power. Those circumstances go a long way in determining just how close to fulfilling our potential we will be able to get, and how difficult it will be.

There is no law of nature that states that the greatest potential will be born into the best circumstances. Great potential can appear anywhere and in anyone. So, it behooves a society, a nation, a species, to nurture and help those who are born into the most limiting circumstances to ensure that great potential is not lost or suppressed.


Anyone who does not vote in this, or any, election has no standing for complaining about the result or impact (immediate or long-term) from the election.  Unfortunately, those in this country who understand the truth of those results and impacts are also the least likely to vote. Those who are blinded to the truth by hate, fear, racism, and anger are the most likely to vote.  The GOP knows all of this and takes full advantage of the situation. The only way to stop them is for thinking Americans to get out and vote in greater numbers than those who only think with their brain stems.

 

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