Tonight I came across a statement that made my brain hurt. Let's see if it does the same to you.
Professor G. William Domhoff demonstrated that the richest 10% own 98.5% of all financial securities, and that:
The top 10% have 80% to 90% of stocks, bonds, trust funds, and business equity, and over 75% of non-home real estate. Since financial wealth is what counts as far as the control of income-producing assets, we can say that just 10% of the people own the United States of America.
So, whether you like class warfare or not...there it is. The elite have all the dough.
I wouldn't mind that either- if it weren't for a couple of things. First of all, unlike poker- the game is rigged. They cheated. It's not a level playing field. The elite have enriched the elite at the expense of the rest of us. Think tax code and a crooked government that has enabled swindlers (bankers) to steal this nation's wealth and get away with it. Congressman taking campaign donation bribes. Returning favors. Cushy jobs and speaking engagements.
Like Carlin used to say...Why does the working class of this country vote for these rich cocksuckers? Apparently we enjoy enriching these bastards and living in poverty.
It can't be fun being poor. Not being able to pay the medical insurance. Divorce. And the worst part about this? You can't find another game anywhere. Maybe China or India if you wanna make 2 bucks an hr.
The problem with rampant and uncontrollable greed is that the game has to end. There is a finite amount of chips. There is a finite amount of loans to be made. There is nobody left to plunder. Ninety percent of us are broke. This is how the poker game ends. It breaks up. The winners and losers have been identified. Now it's just a matter of how long it is going to take the government to figure this out. They are still trying to keep the game going by giving free chips to the guy that already has them all. Fascinating. How long can this charade continue? Well, it's been over three years so far...