How billionaire oligarchs are becoming their own political parties? They already control both the Republican and Democratic Parties. Becoming their own parties would seem a redundant effort. Indeed, political parties are mere window dressing for the reality that the entire political class in this country are wholly owned subsidiaries of the oligarchs. The people are presented with no real choices when the elections come around. The best one can hope for in any election is that one candidate is slightly less evil than the other.
Financial elites own both parties lock, stock and barrel. Most Americans know this. Sure, there are important social issues in play. But, for the vast majority of working class Americans, economic issues are not really in play to any serious degree. Both parties support the spread of Free Trade Agreements and the resulting offshoring of job. Both parties stand by the banks, oil companies, corporate consolidation, less consumer choice and more oligarchs. Both parties prefer to spend a larger piece of America's budget on war. Both parties want to spy on Americans and run roughshod over the Bill of Rights. Our argument gets more intense over a decreasing universe of issues.
I would add that working a 40-60 hour a week job and taking 15-18 credits a semester as well as going to school year round is not for everyone and most who try, fail. There is no time off, no weekend parties, no spring break, no summer break, and even not going home for Christmas is necessary to keep up the grades and the work. But it can get you through science degree in 3 years if you work hard enough.
"Sadly, that is what we have now, as we saw over the weekend. Elliot Rodger’s individual right to bear arms trumped the public good. Eight people were shot as a result."Sadly, eight people paid with their lives this past weekend because the Supreme Court, led by Antonin Scalia, got it wrong in overturning 200 years of settled law in 2008.
Data harvesting does a great job at singling out prospective voters.Do you really believe that Google and Facebook and Yahoo aren't selling your political leanings to the political parties?Perhaps you should not be voting if you are having problems understanding the world as it is today.Are you going to the great bridge sale in Brooklyn this weekend?