Why Don't Americans Get What They Want & Need?
Whenever there is a solution to a problem that a majority of Americans want to be solved, the mostly Republican politicians who take kickbacks from their corporate and billionaire donors, deny the needs of the majority to then grant the wants of an élite few. The Supreme Court has ruled that it is legal for Billionaires and Corporations to pour money into political campaigns in exchange for favors. It is no longer considered bribery or political corruption – it is now considered free speech.
Bribery has almost completely paralyzed our political system, economy, and country. Every problem can be solved by simply taking greed out of the system and ending politicians from taking money. Big money is cancer that has been eating away at American politics. The Supreme Court blew up hundreds of good government laws designed to protect our democracy from predators creating the current Bribe System.
The Bribe System is the influencing of politicians and the influencing of the media with money and favors. Bribery destroys trust. Bribery disrupts Society. Bribery hurts us, not just as a society, but individually when politicians take bribes that result in us the people not receiving what we need. There are also Pseudo Bribes; where media companies purposefully mislead, deceive, ignore, minimize and lie to the public – instructed by their advertisers telling them what they can and cannot say. A form of propaganda.
The main problem is that money rules in America. This goes against what the Founding Fathers intended when they signed the Declaration Of Independence and the Constitution. The “Original Intent” of the Founding Fathers was, and is, that all citizens are “Created Equal” and have Equal Rights. Not that money rules.
Here are a few examples:
The Bribe System Is Real: On August 22, 2022, it was reported that an elderly, ultra-secretive Chicago businessman has given the largest known donation to a political advocacy group in U.S. history — worth $1.6 billion — and the recipient is one of the prime architects of conservatives’ efforts to reshape the American judicial system, including the Supreme Court. Through a series of opaque transactions over the past two years, Barre Seid, a 90-year-old manufacturing magnate, gave the massive sum to a nonprofit run by Leonard Leo, who co-chairs the conservative legal group the Federalist Society.
Climate Change: 75% of Americans believe “climate change” is real and must be addressed NOW (AP poll). Two-thirds of U.S. adults say the federal government is doing too little to reduce the effects of global climate change. A majority of Americans say stricter environmental regulations are worth the cost. It's well known that the oil industry has “bought off” politicians with “contributions” and are raking in the profits without a care for the future of the planet.
Universal Healthcare: 66% of all Americans favor government health insurance for all (CBS news poll). The United States is the only industrialized country that does not have universal healthcare. The number of Americans who want universal healthcare is rising as more people realize it is better and more cost-effective than commercial health insurance. Single-payer government health coverage is an enormous saving to everyone except for the politicians who take the contribution (bribes) from the insurance, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries that price gouges the public.
Gun Violence: 64% want stronger gun control laws (Morning Consult poll). People are crying out for common-sense gun reform. It won't happen until the gun lobby stops the contributions (brides) to politicians.
Freedom Of Choice: Your right to choose is being taken away. Everything from abortion rights to your right to vote is being eliminated. 61% of people say abortion should be legal in all or most cases (Pew poll). 78% of Americans don't want voting to be more difficult (CBS news poll). Political lobbying is buying influence to benefit the oligarchs (the rich).
Corruption: A biased Supreme Court has made political bribery legal. 80% of Americans want to limit Campaign Fundraising (Gallup poll). The Citizens United ruling, released in January 2010, gave corporations the green light to spend unlimited money on politicians. Essentially ruling against the Constitution by saying money is free speech. The richer you are the more free speech you have; the more politicians you can own.
The number of problems that need to be solved is almost limitless.
But NONE of them will be solved until we FIRST
End The Bribe System.
Save Our Democracy.