As we begin year five of the capitalist global crisis it's worth remembering what our first Republican President had to say in his first inaugural address: "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution | Truthout Lincoln was under no illusions about the motives of corporations in his time. He saw two enemies: the South in his face, and the bankers at his back. Today's bankers have given us an economy of high unemployment and high home foreclosure numbers, and we are already working more hours of paid labor per worker per year than any other nation. Debt levels for most Americans already border on unsustainable, and any gains in Real Wages are grounded by high levels of unemployment. "There is thus no discernible basis for a substantial recovery for the mass of Americans. The US economy, like so many others, is caught in a serious stagnation situation flowing partly from the economic crisis that began in 2007 and partly from the way in which most governments responded to that crisis." The Crisis Enters Year Five | Truthout Lincoln might well see the solution to Government Sachs: And it might involve rank-and-file Republicans AND Democrats recognizing the corporate takeover of government and how "choosing" between Democrat OR Republican in the voting booth changes nothing.