What I do agree with is holding those power moguls accountable. They ran a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie M so proud. They ran a shell game with real estate and bad investments that finally caught them and bit them in the ass. They were to big to fail, really. So we bail them out, or rather our government bails them out with our money. Now how many of those responsible went to jail? How many people lost jobs? Some of them left those companies that were bailout for poor financial decisions and put into office dealing with federal fiscal decisions.
So we reward them with a government job, when Joe's like us would have gone to jail. You know those jobs are awesome, they have a great retirement plan. They have the best insurance. These are the jobs that require and act of congress to fire you. These are the ideal jobs for many people. Yet they were rewarded with these great jobs or severance packages from previous jobs, but not one minute of jail time. Hel, not even one word of them paying back our money that we used to bail them out of trouble. It was bail money, bail money? When I get bail money it means that I am using it to get out of jail, not out of court.
Now with that cleared out though, let us look at the solutions that people have to offer. Some claim we need to give the power to the government to regulate and correct these issues before they happen. That would imply that they had a clue it was gonna happen in the first place, or they would have issues regulating it. I think they would have learned a lot more if they just let the assholes fail. Then people would learn responsibility for their actions. People would also learn the proper placement of power.
This is truth. Yet FDR forgets to say the closest thing to socialism that can survive in a republic is the realization that power can and should be equally distributed among the masses. Power is for the people and by the people. This does not mean the wealth, you need to make your own damn money. However when you have a vote you have a distribution of your power, and you choose who you give that too. You give some of your power to those officials you elect, you give them permission to use your vote to administer law.
Currently they take that power you loan to them to establish a better life for themselves and those people that pay for their campaigns. This is why those asshole on Wall street have not done a single minute in jail. It does not matter if they are Republican or Democrat, they are all bought and paid for. Look at campaign cost, and look at those running, and ask yourself how many of them used their own funding to run? That money had to come from somewhere, and those giving the money expect something in return. So they give them the power of their votes, but they also buy your power out. In that we give them our power because we accept it, and let it be.
The power is yours. You have a voice. You can choose to send a message or you can lay down and take it. I say stand up and take it back. 99% is a big fucking number.