Monday, November 21, 2011

Now I'm Sure the Government is Involved

This Occupy Wall Street movement has been a bit baffling for me. For one thing, it has served to further divide our country in a somewhat new way, and yet it has remained, of course, along party lines. To be honest, I'm just not fully buying this situation. Although, I believe the origination of this grassroots movement had very good intentions and a great message, more has been added to the mix and the message has become a bit muddled. When I read, though, that the 1% is now divided into the .01% and that's based upon tax breaks, I smelled a rat of governmental proportion. We're already divided politically, we don't need any more rhetoric to widen the division between us. Besides, how are the 99% affected if the rich people are all buying and selling each other real estate and investments none of the rest of us can afford anyway. It's been common knowledge for years that the corporations get more tax breaks than the small business man and the real estate that I read about moving is exceedingly high end in the market. We also know that the wealthy can afford more tax breaks than we average citizens. How many of us non-1% can even get a loan from any bank for real estate right now, much less the top of the market? In case we all forgot, this nation, which is about to celebrate such, was truly founded by people that couldn't really take care of themselves so well, were afraid of the native dwellers, and wanted to be aristocrats in their new land. Capitalism does not thrive in wealth redistribution and regulation. The lack of industry ought to indicate that! Besides, even if only capital gains tax reductions were to blame for the wealth gap, it's pretty much common knowledge that if the wealth were suddenly, redistributed evenly, it would end up falling through the same fingers as it is now and land in the same hands that are holding it now. We really need to see that we the people are being played against each other again! For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. New Testament
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