That Sinking Feeling

timwilliams By timwilliams, 12th Feb 2018 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3a5fobi9/
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What Trump and the Republicans and our political process are actually doing to the future of the United States

That Sinking Feeling



As the winter Olympics take center stage without too much fanfare the Trump Administration is poised to unleash a budget filled with draconian cuts in just about every safety net there is. These safety nets have had significant success in keeping millions of Americans from falling through the cracks of an already unbalanced society. Yet, we have Trump and the rest of the Republicans incapable of hearing the cries of the impoverished multitudes that continue to languish in desperation hoping for better times ahead.

When the latest report indicated that the United States dropped to 18th in world economic freedom indicates that the present Administration has not a clue in how to improve the economic and sociological stature of the United States. And, for that matter in the eyes of the rest of the industrial nations. So fixated on military spending without the slightest regard for bringing balance back into our society Trump and company are doing unparallel damage to an already damaged economy. So far the only people that have benefited from the Trump and Republicans agenda have been the top 1%.

As news broke of newly developed energy technology where wireless energy transmitted by the Internet should be front page news what is in the news instead is the audacity of Trump. Just think of the implications that having your computer transmitting enough energy for your home. Yet, you can bet your bottom dollar that this newly conceived energy source that by the way Nickoli Tesla envisioned at the turn of the 20th century for free unlimited electric power only to be capitalized latter on by the major electrical companies to profit from will again increase electrical rates all across the country.

As our infrastructure continues to crumble, job losses mounting, wages stagnating and more gun violence occurring it is quite evident that the Trump Administration has no intention of creating an agenda that would greatly reduce the inequality in our society. We have the technology and the capability to advance our society into a more prosperous and secure future yet we are continually denied the opportunity to achieve the results needed by Trump, and a political process that have for years stymied the hopes and dreams of millions of Americans.

With mid-term elections coming many Democrats are poised to capitalize on a Republican and Trump catastrophe. Yet, they too will be denied as well as the American public to see any meaningful results as a result. The gridlock will continue until we the American public realize that our whole political process has been corrupted. And, until elections are not bought by not only special interests but by the citizens themselves the corruption in our democratic political process will continue.

We have to realize that when wealth as it has been the prime ingredient for political power corruption is not that far behind. For too long political power has been solely held by the wealthy. Where there is wealth there is power, and where there is power there is control. This is the fundamental framework now of our political process. As a result millions of Americas continue to be at the mercy of a political process that continues to only favor the wealthy.

If we allow our democratic process to continue as it has been our country will be unrecognizable and for many of us it already is. There are ways to eliminated the travesty of a political process that has run contrary to every democratic principle but it will take a united effort by everyone to make it happen. That old say if you want to change the rules of the political process then you first have to play the game that is now being played, then win election in order to effect the changes needed in order to play the game again. That is what is needed in 2018 and 2020. And until we realize this our future continues to give us that sinking feeling.

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Economic And Social Issues, Economic Collapse, Economic Crisis

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I am a feature writer for The Tampa Bay Examiner and The American chronicle. Earned Ph.D in Economics

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