America is a Country of Corporations, Not People

America is a Country of Corporations, Not People

Witness the Trump tax breaks to the wealthiest of corporate entities. Witness the roll-out of the vaccine for COVID-19 that America was never prepared for. And finally, witness the lengths politicians go to protect corporate interests as opposed to the disconnected and disjointed lobbying NGO’s must employ to protect the interests of the weak and the poor. Most of it through the media. As far as we can see, in every policy and every action, from hurricane Katerina to COVID, America is a country of corporations, not people.

The U.S. Government has been, and will always be, ill-prepared to protect its people because the focus and the resources have been directed at insuring corporate America is untouchable, immune, and always comes on top.

The citizens of this country are just milking cows to nourish the corporate engines of capitalism but without much of any payback; and when you consider that almost 48% of the American public owns no stocks, then it is obvious that a large segment of our population goes neglected by the U.S. Government.

Even the COVID packages Congress is debating and voting for aim to assist corporations directly and indirectly by injecting money in the economy that Americans would spend on their products and services. Compare that to the idea that not every American has insurance during these hard times, and no politician is discussing its importance. Why? Because it has little impact on corporations. Health insurance protection only helps people.

We are living in the American era of “Fend for yourself on your own or die”.

A MOUNTAIN OF EVIDENCE

The counter proposal the Republicans have forwarded for a new COVID relief bill awards $1,400 only to people making $50,000 or less. As if making $51,000 a year makes you rich enough to be set for no assistance whatsoever.

The same Senators advocated for Amazonian tax breaks to companies making billions in profits. This proves without a shadow of a doubt America is a country of corporations. Its citizenry enjoy a second class treatment at best because politicians believe stock ownership affords half the country a small measure of income to make-up for their diverted attention towards big business.

But that also leaves the other half of the population, the one struggling the most, without any layers of protection or financial security, out in the cold. By no small measure but for a Congress always looking out for corporate America first and foremost.

From an infrastructure-wise point-of-view, the U.S. Government is ill-equipped to defend and protect the rights of Americans except during wars. That’s when the logistics seem to work best, and if you are one in a million people who asks “Why is the Pentagon able to deliver personnel and materials half the way across the world on time and with a high level of competence and accuracy, yet the U.S. Government cannot deliver vaccines to its people properly?”, it’s because the U.S Government is not geared to mass assist on a scale commensurate with its economy or capabilities.

Witness the fiasco surrounding the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines.

What do you call the act of Amazon paying zero taxes on $11.2 billion in profits? Would the government permit any taxpayers from paying zero taxes on dividend distributions or tax gains?

CORPORATE AMERICA RUNS ON THE FUEL OF PURE GREED

We are living in the American era of “Fend for yourself on your own or die”. Any wonder why there is so much anger surfacing, which has already led to an insurrection.

The U.S. Government is unwilling to take the long view by building civil infrastructures to always be ready to assist the public. Corporate America sucks away taxpayers money with a deliberate policy of welfare tax breaks and a socialized welfare economy, and Congress is complicit in this strategy. They get their re-election money from corporations, and with it, laws to assist them first.

If you throw a bag of trash in a pond, its impact is minuscule. However, if you throw five tons, you would face a disaster. This is what is happening in America today. Corporations have become runaway train wrecks of greed when they collectively raid the government coffers under whatever scenario they can invent.

What do you call the act of Amazon paying zero taxes on $11.2 billion in profits? Would the government permit any taxpayers from paying zero taxes on dividend distributions or tax gains?

The reason the government does not is because the interests of corporations are far superior to the interests of the individual. It’s a lopsided system with immense ramifications for the future of this nation. Mark my words.

There are no signs corporate America understands the inequality of its actions.

AMERICA IS A COUNTRY OF CORPORATIONS

Ever since the Reagan years when corporate America tore-up the rules of economic growth for everyone, this country has been sliding downward towards an oligarchic system not too dissimilar from Russia. Except we have far more billionaires to satisfy their greed.

There are no signs corporate America understands the inequality of its actions, and America is not witnessing any signs to indicate regret over pursuing greed with such venom, or the destruction it is causing the fabric of our society. We cannot but impose on Congress to correct its course by educating half the American public that their miserable existence is due to their Representatives forgetting who put them in Congress in the first place.

This indictment is not universal. Many in Congress are working tirelessly against this tide of corruption, but how can you eye measure the water level of a pool with one bucket of water less?

There is no will, no desire, and no interest in Congress re-calibrating capitalism to benefit every American equally.

Unless the first trillionaire finds themselves guillotined like Marie-Antoinette.

America is a Country of Corporations, Not People

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