Our nation is not penniless
The money is just being hoarded ...
... by people who need it the least!
With Ronnie Reagan and little "W" Bush acting to complete the one-two punch of scraping the United States' pantry bare, we have let ourselves get pushed into an imagined impoverished state that sure as hell doesn't need to be endured.
I heard two people on the radio this morning, assuring themselves that since our government may not have enough money to do the things that need to be done for the American people that, "We can't have everything." Well, my response to them is:
Just why the hell do people who fancy themselves to be in positions of some substance just fall into that deluded mode of thinking? Worse yet, why do they go ahead and use their position of mass expression to try to spread that delusion to everybody else?
Of course we know we can't have everything. That's not the point. The point is that a minority of Americans (that'd be our friendly billionaires) have managed to rig the game so that the majority of us have far, far less of everything of substance; while they themselves and their multitudes of sycophants are stuffing themselves with the fat lion's share of the earth's material goods.
No, we're not talking about us all becoming like Scrooge McDuck and having huge money bins brimming with cash that we can swim and splash through. We're talking about taking control of the wealth that we really do have as a whole, and using that wealth to make us all better, and to be better able to make some headway in this universe that we find ourselves in.
We really do have enormous shared resources
Yes, the wealth that we have as a whole is enormous. Before the two dimwits, "W" and Ronnie, acted to drain the trillions of dollars out of our shared resources to give to the billionaires, we had a glimmer of what our collective wealth could achieve. Eisenhower and Kennedy showed us what could be done using our shared wealth via government spending. That included the building of our super highways and by launching us on manned trips to the moon.
Under the current political climate shepherded in by our friendly billionaires, we are now supposed to believe that our government cannot afford to do anything even slightly materially advantageous for the American people, never mind the spectacular Eisenhower and Kennedy accomplishments that were done using money from our shared government resources.
- We could be educating every young person who has the talent and commitment for it, without then burdening them for decades to pay it back to banks that are owned by (you guessed it) the billionaires.- We could be providing medical care that goes far beyond the current first step of Obamacare, at far less cost to Americans. When we toss the fat, grabby hands of the insurance companies away from the health care till and make full medical coverage get paid for more like Medicare it will be a good start, (government as the single payer) without putting up with the insurance pigs.- We could be providing full employment with jobs that pay enough for people to live on comfortably. [The corollary would be eliminating the starvation jobs offered by WalMart and McDonalds. That's the billionaires' ruse to maintain absolute control by keeping many of us with incomes so low that it takes away their freedoms.]
- We could be attacking global warming, instead of just wringing our hands about it.
- We could be revamping, restoring, and replacing when appropriate our highways and bridges (the infrastructure) instead of just letting it fall apart.
- We could be greatly improving and making more efficient, our systems of mass transportation.
- We could be moving towards energy systems that are much cleaner and greatly reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
And It's Our Money
Those two presidents (Reagan and Bush) who gave away all of our shared governmental money to the billionaires were probably the two most intellectually challenged presidents in our whole history. The billionaires were quite clever in choosing which "leaders," those with the absence of a full set of working brain cells, to do the sorry task. They drained enormous amounts of our shared resources from government funds to baldly give our money away to the already far too rich.
We can take it back
When we have the chutzpah
And get going on all those
Good things for America