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The world has only 5,000 people that matter
« on: July 21, 2021, 08:49:51 AM »
July 21, 2021
The world has only 5,000 people that matter
By Spruce Fontaine

I don't remember the congressional issue I broached, but it matters not.  The person to whom I made the comment observed, "They are (as in elected representatives) supposed to be working for us."  I would have taken it as a light-humor platitude if he hadn't said it in earnest.  I thought, we are so far beyond that; I wouldn't know where to start.  So where does one start?

Politicians are almost never working for us.  Don't confuse a bill to reduce America's tax burden to revive a faltering economy with the elected officials themselves.  Politicians work for themselves, period.  If something worthwhile happens, it's like fruit beverage production; you can make beauty products out of the leftovers.  How often do you hear politicians proffer "getting back to doing the work of the American people"?  Both sides of the aisle use the phrase.  What actually are they "getting back" from?

The thing is that working for the American people simply does not pay well enough.  It's Marxism for the public servant class.  Beginning with Bill and Hillary, public servants began to see themselves as the schlub proletariat doing all the work while the elites reaped enormous profits from the policy deck–stacking for which the wealthy donated.  Thousands of dollars–a-plate fundraisers soon seemed like ancient small potatoes as the tech giants measured their own jaw-dropping GDPs as bigger than Italy, Brazil, Canada, and Russia.  The political class wants Washington, D.C. to be Palo Alto on the Potomac, having what the elite benefactors have.  In other words, the elected want to be the elect having almost nothing to do with us Americans in outer darkness.

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Re: The world has only 5,000 people that matter
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 10:16:30 AM »
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"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.

"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

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Re: The world has only 5,000 people that matter
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 03:52:21 PM »
The CURE is simple:  TERM LIMITS AND NO GOLDEN PARACHUTE PENSIONS, income for life with all the increases voted by Congress for itself.  How about going and serving the people, spend 12 years and out.  That was the way it was intend, to serve the people rather than to self serve every damn day!!!

We have local referendums, why not a national referendum on TERM LIMITS.  What does it take for that?  Can it be done?  I say do just that.  Force them to accept TERM LIMITS.

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Re: The world has only 5,000 people that matter
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 04:31:43 PM »
Not so many that they would be missed.