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These three families want to control your future

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ttystikk, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:08 AM.

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    https://qz.com/1085077/mercers-vs-k...battling-for-control-of-the-republican-party/

    The Koch brothers

    The Mercers

    The Adelsons

    Between their billions and Citizens United they have more power in Washington than anyone else- including the majority of the American People.

    These are the names of the enemies of our democracy. No matter what your political views might be, they don't matter. To them, American politics is for sale and they have the deepest pockets.

    How much money? Between them, several hundred billion dollars.
     
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    schuylaar

    schuylaar Well-Known Member

    you want to stay far, far away from those whose first name ends in the biblical 'h'.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    You really think we live in a Democracy?

    It has always been this way. Right from the beginning.

    And your Star Trek themed peaceful world of equality can never exist.

    Even you are an angry cry baby focused on money. And if you had any you sure don’t sound like a person who would distribute it evenly.

    You would spend it all on a bunch of tech toys.
     
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    schuylaar

    schuylaar Well-Known Member

    so are you saying our constitution is meaningless?
     
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    schuylaar

    schuylaar Well-Known Member

    those 3 families already do..we're forgetting the Waltons but then that would make it 4.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    These are just leading exemplars of a donor class who would rule our nation without consulting us.

    Our nation was founded upon the idea of government by, for and about the People, not the money.

    Call me a crybaby, but I'm quite sure free others here will appreciate what's being done to us by the buyers of our government.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017 at 7:29 AM
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    jonsnow399

    jonsnow399 Well-Known Member

    Crybaby.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Just wait until you see what they've done with your health insurance.
     
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    jonsnow399

    jonsnow399 Well-Known Member

    Actually our country was founded by a bunch of rich people who wanted to ensure they would remain the ruling class.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    No. I’m saying it has never been followed even by our founders.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    And now they want to cut food stamps in an era of rising homelessness;

    https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/republicans-plan-cut-food-stamps-homelessness-rises-us.html

    The Heritage Foundation is behind this one. And who's behind them? Why, out of friends and would be overlords, the Koch smokers!

    With all their billions they'll never know what it's like to miss a meal, but that won't stop them from snatching food from the mouths of their hungry countrymen.

    If this is what rich people do with their political power, then I think Americans are better off without them.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Perhaps. But now it's our job.
     
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    schuylaar

    schuylaar Well-Known Member

    do they consult us now?

    M/10:mrgreen:
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    It was always our job. It’s like you say. We need a revamp of the whole voting system across the board and elimination of our court/ lawyer controlled legal system.

    Unfortunately for those things they will stick to our constitution to avoid. Even if it says we the people govern ourselves.

    We don’t have the money. And the people will always be confused and arbitrarily opposed to change.

    And people are lazy about education. That only gets worse with modern communications technology.

    So I remain part of a small community and we help each other. Feels safe here. I lost my career due to life long health issues. What more can I do? I had intended to make more of a difference with my life. I was unable to do it at a greater scale.

    Do you think all your posting about it here makes a significant difference?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    No and that's my point.

    This isn't the first skirmish in the modern class war, only the most blatant attack.

    Let's see if the infamously apathetic average citizens of this country actually decide to step up and fight back.

    Freedom isn't free. It must be defended. If the average- that's 50th percentile- American citizen isn't willing to fight for it, then they don't deserve it.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Yes; I'm raising awareness.

    And it's not all I'm doing.
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member


    Indeed.

    [​IMG]
     
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    UncleBuck

    UncleBuck Well-Known Member

    Thank you for paying your taxes
     
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    jonsnow399

    jonsnow399 Well-Known Member

    Not all Heroes wear capes.:clap::clap::clap:!
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member



    I said significant. You mostly get beat up and look silly here.
     

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