meus intuitus

note to self

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Some evidence that America is corporatist and oligarchical:

1)  Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.  Corporations are allowed unlimited spending in support of political campaigns.

2)  In 1945, the tax rate on the highest incomes was 94%; in 1978, it was 70%; today, it is 35%.  Under Clinton, the tax rate on the highest incomes was 40%.  This latest cut had a chance to expire.  Congress extended it.

3)  Corporate tax loopholes remain—even as the nation bankrupts and even if closing them would pay for health care for 9/11 first responders.

4)  Senators and congressmen are allowed to hold shares of government contractors—senator buys Lockheed Martin stock, senator supports increased defense spending, senator profits.

Multiplying our problems is the fact that the largest media networks will never provide accurately damning analyses of the current political situation.  The media is a subject of the same corporations and people that the politicians are.

The good news is that I am going into the health care field.  The pharmaceutical and health insurance industries have my back to a certain extent.  Affordable health care for America?  Not likely.  As a physician of this world, I will do all that I can for my patients.  As a citizen of a corporatist oligarchy, I’ll be getting mine.


Written by meusintuitus

December 17, 2010 at 6:26 am

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  1. If you succeed in your course,
    you could safely be considered a member of the nobility.


    January 30, 2011 at 9:59 pm

  2. That is the truth, as uncomfortable as it is to me. My own rant turned on me in a sense. I do appreciate it!


    January 30, 2011 at 10:18 pm

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