The wealth is siphoned, from the labors and excessive fees given by the poor, up to a higher level. Wherein the holders start to invest that siphoned wealth. Then the oligarchs jump in and destroy those investments, for the masses. The oligarchs win once more. On UP the money goes. To the richest of the rich. To be LAUNDERED through Real Estate and other commodities. To never be taxed or re-enter the circle at the lowest level of the economic system.
The Oligarchs want to stop any interference with their money laundering and wealth accumulation. They are attempting to do so by shutting down our existing government watchdogs. They worked hard, to get those beholden to them put into Federal Offices. To many oligarchs think they win, when they have it all and the rest of humanity is broken
Too many current oligarchs do not realize, that when the least amongst us is broken -- there will be no labors and fees to keep the economic circle turning.
They have moved right in to be the most powerful family in the world. Eric Prince is in charge of coordinating our Private Military (while reaping the profits)ˇK His sister, Betsy DeVos is in charge of our nationˇ¦s PUBLIC Education, which she wants to move our tax dollars to ˇĄprivateˇ¦ PROFITABLE Education.
It appears that entire DeVos/Prince circle wants to shut down net neutrality and available education. Then they will make greater profits from WAR.
"Our U.S. democracy is the oldest and the most vulnerable. " In response to Reply #1
And our country the most valuable. To greedy schemers, we are an apple at it's ripest. This is what comes from having three presidential elections decided by electoral college and not the popular vote. 2000, 2004 and 2016.
A quick fix? Increase the number of representatives in the House of Representatives to their true value. That can put a stop to the "won the electoral college, but lost the popular vote!" nonsense. And it's fairly easy to do. No constitutional convention required or any of that. But a democrat majority in the House would be required.
Other than that, we need a major overhaul. Really. Long overdue. One of the things I would overhaul? Get rid of the US Senate. The world is too modern for such an old rusty anachronism as the US Senate.