In the fictional account of our United States of America, we are the land of the free, home of the brave, liberty rings, flags wave, elections are held for representatives of the people, by the people, for the people, free speech reigns, and any child can aspire to be the best he or she can be. There lies the fiction. The reality has become very much different.
At the moment, and for many years indeed, our country has become one run by the rich, for the rich. The majority of the population exists only to work to fill the coffers of the corporations, or die to further the aims of the government. In between birth and death, we are occasionally urged to vote for representatives who make all major decisions for us, you know what I mean, of the people, by the people, and FOR the people. Once they are elected, they promptly begin to change their obligation to serve the people to filling their pockets and those of the corporations, screwing the common citizen without so much as a kiss. They become so far removed from the concerns of common folks, that they can no longer hear our concerns. Healthcare? They have it and could care less about the 45,000 citizens who die every year because they cannot afford it. Jobs? They lied their way into their position and no longer remember what it means to work to keep the wolf from the door. When 9.8 percent of the total population is unemployed, it's no skin off their asses, we pay them! We have wars, started by our country, in at least two countries, spending billions and billions of dollars on killing their people and ours. Not a penny to spare for the unemployed and uninsured! Wall Street gambles away the money of investors with gimmicks almost to the point of ruin to the domestic and world economies, and what does our government do? It rewards them with bailouts, courtesy of the taxpayer. A citizen who has worked all of his or her life to own a home, suddenly becomes ill and loses everything due to medical bills. Who cares? Not a penny to help. That is the real story of our United States of America, we are on our own.
If every working citizen quit paying income tax, it might get their attention. Something has to, there has to a better way to run a country than this. There is no excuse for all the horrible representatives we have elected who have led us to ruin. We should fire them all. Let them find out how it really is in these United States of America. A great nation? Hardly!