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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:24 AM

When billionaires speak...

With all due respect to patriots like Tom Steyer, picture a world where being a billlionaire meant you were not allowed to have any particular voice in politics.

A world where Starbucks Schultz doesn’t automatically get a ONE-HOUR TOWN HALL ON CNN PRIME TIME despite the fact that his announcement landed with a dud.

How desperate they are to keep high end tax brackets low.

CNN and MSNBC both were whining about a certain legitimate democratic candidate being “tough” on staffers — no, “abusive”, CNN said.

The little town in Louisiana that’s losing land every day, asking for a grant to relocate further north in Louisiana, gives us a clue what the future holds. The rich mostly DO “believe” in global warming, no matter what their designated stooges pretend on TV, and they know it is going to be E-X-P-E-N-S-I-VE. to keep their billions (shoring up their status relative to the other billionaires on the planet), they are swimming hard and fast against the tide, to force dismantling of government funded social safety nets, prevent populist liberals from securing power, and prevent a “big sucking sound” that would reduce their own wealth and power.

They think they are defending an ideal of American democracy related to freedom and preservation of personal property. They are unable to imagine that the world with a little different structure could have rewarded them with exactly half of their current wealth and they would have felt equally blessed, while others on the planet would have seen their lives de-stressed and their fortunes doubled.

Among other things, they are preserving their right to prevent competition or changes to structure that would stop sucking a thousand dollars or more from middle class households to fund CNN and FOX or AT&T and Comcast.

SENATORS throwing their hats in the ring are not getting one hour town halls on CNN.

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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:03 AM

1. Absolutely

Another thing i would add is that we haven’t seen the worst of it yet. Massive automation will funnel even more money upwards and the average person will be screwed.

If we don’t get power back then people may wind up with a stipend sufficient to survive but with strings attached that make it impossible to fight for more.

People living paycheck to paycheck already find it hard or impossible to strike or organize to improve their situation. That only will get worse if automation creates a permanently under or unemployed population.

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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:07 AM

2. Kick

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