You’ve heard “Don’t Vote? Don’t Complain!” But here is why voting in the United States has become more of an illusion of democracy, rather than an actual say in how the government is run.
Use this 30 day challenge to reevaluate your relationship with our voluptuous consumer habits. Why ignore excess and waste? Lets make our actions our responsibility.
In the United States, we have an incredibly high standard of living when compared to the rest of the planet. Because of this, we consume an unfair amount of worldwide resources that could be distributed to create more equitable living standards for the human race.
We hear more and more lately about our serious environmental problems…and our chronic economic problems…low wages, high taxes, high unemployment, diminishing benefits, small business and home real estate losses, and generally how hard it is to regulate the U.S. economy.
Really? Our economy is only hard to regulate because it is rigged in the favor of the very wealthy. This is not an accident—the system works against just about everyone else, and it most always has. Does anyone not know that most of our laws, financial regulations, and tax policies overwhelmingly favor the wealthy? They own and use the most natural and human resources because they can pay for it. Mansions, expensive cars, jets, lavish summer estates, servants, multi-million dollar weddings and vacations….while most Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
In reality, our economy is very easy to regulate and in such a way that most everyone could have a decent job, good healthcare, a home, and some free time. We have the resources, no one would argue that. What we do argue is just how our vast resources are distributed, and at this point, our entire economic system is designed for the wealthy. The control it. They are not sorry. They do not feel guilty. And they manipulate us at every turn, especially through purchasing political influence.
And none of it seems to bother us so much that we do anything about it but complain.