Letter: Wealthy, Supreme Court selling out middle class


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Posted Online: March 06, 2014, 12:00 am
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Since 1980, the American working class has been in a constant struggle for its economic survival. Why is this continuing, and what should be done to break this economic downturn? If we fail to change direction, we have not yet seen the devastation this will cause to our economy.

Organized money has taken over our government, and since the Supreme Court Citizens United ruling, things are getting worse and much faster. The only way to fight organized money is to organize people. Corporations are not human beings; they are artificial entities and do not have the same rights as human beings. According to corporations, human beings have no intrinsic value, and they are commodities to exploit until they are exhausted.

Money is not speech and needs to be regulated. Money is buying political influence, elections, and Congress. The working class is almost broke and has no money to buy influence, hence, nobody is working to help the 99 percent. The Supreme Court is on the side of corporations, not the people (human beings).

Working Americans have had declining wages since Reaganomics came along. They have taken on record amounts of debt and are tapped out. Credit card, mortgage and student debt are out of control. The next crisis is just around the corner, and nothing will be done to stop it from coming.

This year and 2016, we will be voting for people that the top 1 percent have given vast sums of money. Once they have been voted into office, their job will be to help those who funded their campaign. But, WAIT, stay tuned for the consequences. I can hardly wait.

Dave Fuller,
Davenport

















 



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