This article takes on and analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of both the Tea Parties and the Occupiers, why both groups are righteously mad at the system, but have diametrically opposite solutions to the problem.
The premise is that the system has been rigged to insure that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. That is not entirely true. The rich get richer because they have money and power to effect “politicians” who are micro-managing the economy away from the free markets. The politicians initial intent may be genuine, but as often happens, their genuine act has driven the U.S. economic model ever closer to socialism. The wealthy have the ability to influence the government and the government has an ever increasing need for money. So the outcome of this are these Public Private Partnerships, which sets up an Oligarchy, which leads to a “two” class system in America. An Oligarchy cannot exist without the consent of the politicians. The outcome of Socialism and an Oligarchy is that the middle class is being squeezed ever downward. The solution is not to “nationalize” the economy, but to free up the economy and enable the small businesses and entrepreneur's to breakthrough the walls that this change in our political system has created.
The protesters must be addressed to understand that all of the Marxism that was dished out in their K-12 and higher institutes of education, cannot fix what ails America. The restoration of our Constitutional protections will require that we peel back the onion and simplify the system. As it stands now, the system shuts down the vast majority of us who want to be self sufficient, by drowning us in red tape, regulations, permits, fees and all the money needed to grease the skids of the system. The correction of overt government interference in the private markets, the simplification of business regulations and taxes will vastly improve the lot of the small business, middle class and the poor. It will enable us to independently work our way upwards economically, so we can care for ourselves and our families.
Friday, October 14th at 1:16PM EDT
The occupiers think the government should pick the winners and losers and the tea party thinks the free market can.
“But wait,” they say, “the market is not free.” And they are right. But the solution should be to free up the market, not shackle it or nationalize it.
Back in 2009, I asked when the people would revolt. The left went nuts, accusing me of fomenting the very violence they are now fomenting. But this is precisely where I saw us heading. The left has whipped people into a sentiment against Wall Street and bankers and the rich, but as I pointed out then and still maintain, it is the politicians who are to blame. People are reacting now, as I predicted they would, to the tyranny of small things.
The bankers on Wall Street have the same number of votes the rest of us have. But it is the politicians, not the banks, who have made the playing field un-level. And the banks and their derivatives and new fees, etc. are all in response to the playing field being unleveled.
What has happened is government has made it more and more difficult for anyone to make a profit. So the financial industry got more and more creative in trying to make a profit. The house of cards eventually came tumbling down. But it never would have happened, but for the government — from Fannie to Freddie to the Community Redevelopment Act and on and on and on.
Only those with money could stay ahead. To be sure, some of them were crooked bastards who should go to jail along with some politicians. But not all of them or even most of them. More so, many on the left right now ignore the fact that these guys are bipartisan in their giving, if not slightly left, and the Obama Administration has done nothing about them. In fact, many of this administration’s legal reforms have actually benefited the biggest financial service firms like Goldman Sachs.