What is it with this obsession of accumulating billions of dollars, just to let it sit and accumulate more? Power! From the viewpoint of someone who raised 2 families and probably never earned more than $30,000 a year, I find it selfish, greedy, and just downright ridiculous. How much is enough? I saw where one person spent $40,000,000 on one custom made Bugatti car. Why?
We are now in the grips of a very few who's greed and lust for power is destabilizing the entire world order. We have people sitting on billions while others starve to death. And they are never satisfied. They go to fancy retreats together to plot more ways of making our lives miserable. Our Congress gives a tax cut to these people, saying it will "trickle down to the masses". It never has and never will! Then they immediately turn around and say we must cut spending, because we don't have the money to feed children, repair bridges and roads, help citizens in times of disaster. Why?
What have we become as a people? We are better than this, we always have been. We used to care about our neighbors, now we are so divided we don't see each other as human, we are just numbers on a spread sheet. Why do we allow this to continue?
This upcoming election is about the average citizen, how we as a group can make our lives more enjoyable and healthier. It has to be!
We have an opioid crisis because Big Pharma won't stop the delivery of addicting drugs to pill mills. The government takes away the ability of law enforcement to stop them. Why?
We have poverty because young people are not getting the education they need to survive in a world advancing so quickly we can't keep up. They have trillions in debt that probably will never be paid back, just to get an education that by the time they finish, is obsolete. You have PHD's flipping burgers to survive. Why?
We have an incarceration rate higher than anywhere else in the world, tilted towards minorities. Why?
We are falling behind the rest of the world in science and innovation because of trade and immigration policies. The brightest minds no longer want to come to America because of hatred towards minorities or religious intolerance.
There is no more light at the end of the tunnel for a large percentage of our population. We will not survive if this continues.
We must, as a people, do better. We must elect people who are not among the millionaire class! We can do it if people will believe again that we can.
A movement started in DC last year, and this year it is still going strong. But we must make it stronger. I saw it and felt it, because I was there last year and again this year. I saw and felt the beauty of hundreds of thousands standing together in unity! If we are ever to take back the levers of government, we must stand together and be willing to fight this cancer, before it gets us all killed. #Resist2018
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