Are Businesses and the Wealthy “Bad Citizens?”

Our citizenry has been lead to believe by politicians that businesses and the wealthy are “bad greedy citizens” because they have too much power and receive special treatment. This works out nicely for the politicians since it provides food for their rhetoric. But is this conclusion true or false? The answer is “false.” The argument is up side down.

Politicians in return for favors and money (bribes) bestow power and special treatment to businesses and the wealthy. The politicians have past laws and rules that allow them to legally accept favors and money and they eagerly do so. Who are the “bad citizens” in this scenario? Is it those who offer the (legal) bribes to the politicians or the politicians who passed the laws and rules that allow them to take bribes?

Politicians: Sociopaths or Pathological Liars

Most citizens consider a partly true or a “bent” story intended to scare, seduce or mislead others a lie. For sure career politicians bend the truth about everything, large and small. Thus, a career politician’s rhetoric is mostly a lie. We citizens have come to accept this as rather than demand the whole truth. Why?

A large percentage of U.S. career politicians are lawyers. Lawyers as part of the “adversary truth” process are trained to bend the truth and lie to benefit their client. It is up to the lawyer’s adversary to do the same and expose any lies. While this is a reasonable process in a legal setting it is not in the best interest of our Nation, but unfortunately, all career politician now practice the adversary truth process.

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Summary

This four-part series describes a key cause for our nation’s problems and corrective actions we can collectively take to eliminate the cause. The series provides the reader with facts and observations to help make informed decision independent of political party preferences. PART I defines our present government, and why most citizens are frustrated, angry, and scared. PART II describes how our present government evolved to its present state. PART III shows that most of our problems are symptoms of one key “root” cause. PART IV provides actions “we the people,” the 99%, can take to correct the root cause thereby reinvigorating our great nation for future generations. 

Politicians’ Rules Allow Wall Street “Bribes”

Wall Street demonstrators’ should focus on career politicians’ self-serving rules, e.g., allowing “legal” bribes. Unlike most groups, Congress establishes it’s own rules. These rules have evolved to obtain money for their reelection, and many perks. Any person or special interest group can provide “election funds,” and much of our money is doled out to citizens to garner votes. These are really “legal” bribes approved by Congress. We must force Congress to change their rules in order to solve Wall Street and other problems.

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