Are governments just protection rackets for the 1%?

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    In other words, they broke the law. You believe that proves your point?
     
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    As long as the rich are able to buy our politicians through campaign 'donations', those politicians will do what their donors tell them to do. Big money, whether from individuals or corporations, owns this government. Our politicians spend their lives on their knees, in front of their rich donors. They're all out for themselves.

    'Our' government will never be responsive to the needs or wants of ordinary Americans, except in a cosmetic way. Our corrupt politicians' self-interests all lie with the rich.
     
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    I've felt that the rich always have more interest in the government's rule in protecting their way of life than the poor. Thus I've no problem with a progressive income tax.
     
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    I guess you are too stupid not to see that I said "Establishment". That means all those in Washington DC that are corrupt. But alas it is hard to see what others post when it comes to liberal thinking.

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    Yes......well......if you rob Peter to pay Paul, the Paul’s of you society generally have no objection to it.


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    Try persuasion.

    The world needs a French type revolution but there are not enough people willing to grow French balls.

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    Labor and the market. Do you know anything about how an economy and business works?

    If profits do not come from a workforce and markets for the products, where do you think it comes from?

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    Exactly, regardless of the anecdotal rendering you put above.

    Produced profitably by not paying employees better, which is taking advantage of the work force, then the product is sold while taking advantage of the markets that try to buy cheap and sell dear to the consumer.

    IOW great wealth is created by taking advantage of labor and markets.

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    I hear you.

    When people are ready to push harder for what they believe in, the social revolution required to redress the situation will happen.

    We need a French type revolution but not enough of us have what it takes to grow French balls.

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    That would take an independent judicial system and that is not what you have.

    Sure, you think you have it, but when judges are chosen by governments, they will choose the judges that they can control.

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