We’ve all seen bullies in grade school; now in adult life?
By Jack E. Lohman
Some people are willing to elbow their way to the top, others aren’t. I saw it in my childhood days, but today the bullies are older and richer.
Unfortunately the sensible adults that protected us then… have been bought off by the bullies. They are called politicians and we pay their salaries so they can work against us and “for” them.
Like the Mafia these jokers GIVE (taxpayer assets) where they GET (the most in campaign contributions).
Remember how the bullies retreated when the gangs formed against them (if they themselves weren’t part of the gang)?
That’s why the demonstrations on the Right and Left are so justified. I say keep it up, both sides, but keep them nonviolent. The message must be sent. Our politicians must get our dissatisfaction.
But that only slows the bankers. If we want to change attitudes and the economy we must start with the political corruption. But people feel that the politicians will not respond, so what’s the next step?
How about firing them? ALL of them!!!
The recall of Scott Walker starts on November 15th, and I’d like to see him go. But his actions were not 100% wrong. That he was paid to perform them, and did so to ALEC and David Koch’s perfection, is the bigger problem for me.
But neither are the unions always wearing white hats, and yes, we have gobs of Medicare and Medicaid fraud. But we have private insurance fraud as well, and the way to clip it all is with stronger whistle-blower laws. Not by paying off our politicians.
Yes, we all want to be rich, but we all aren’t willing to step on other people getting there.