Americans sense that their elections are fixed. They are worried, and they don’t know why. Here is why they are right.
Most big political party “issues” are diversionary tactics to keep the public in the dark about big government cooperation with big business. This results in two problems for the middle class: over-taxation and continuous loans for military expenditures.
Then along comes the simple solver, Donald Trump, for simple minds. Those who understand the complexity of the socioeconomic system know journalist H. L. Mencken’s quote, “For every complex problem, there is an easy answer, and it is wrong.”
In a world dominated by large companies, the overall revenues of Fortune 500 companies rose from 58 percent of nominal GDP in 1994 to 73 percent in 2013. Small-business start-ups have declined as a portion of all business growth, from 50 percent in the early ’80s to 35 percent in 2010.
Those screaming “socialist” at President Obama divert our attention from economic policies that have improved the balance sheets of big corporations and the super-rich playing games with Wall Street. Solution: publicly-financed political campaigns, so our majority rule still works.
Mike Starry, Fresno