Why are we screwed?
Because the special interests have the whole Congress in their pocket and members of Congress will never vote for good legislation that benefits the economy as a whole if the special interests do not like it. If they did they would lose their "donations" from the lobbyists and they would not be re-elected. The corrupt lobbying makes them all millionaires by the time they leave Congress.
They will never pass the following brilliant proposals that would end the recession within 12 months and propel the economy to unheard of new prosperity:
Why democracy is a disaster and why elections are stupid
The reason why we wind up with all these corrupt politicians in office, is because we have this supposedly best form of government called "Democracy". Democracy sounds great as the best system of government. with everybody having an equal vote, young, old, rich, poor, an equal vote for everybody. Sounds great in theory, but the votes of all the poor people can be "bought" very cheaply by the politicians that run for election and promise to take from the rich and give to the poor. The problem is that this system of an equal vote for everybody can be gamed by the 0.01% of the richest people in the World who rule the economies of every democracy in the World by simply playing by the "Golden Rule". The Golden rule is "Those who own the Gold rule". They rule with their checkbook by purchasing most politicians that run for elective office. The process is a very interesting one, in that they select from the field of candidates for any political office the ones that have been identified to be corruptible. They test all the available candidates by bribing them in some fashion or other with free trips to lavish vacation destinations, free gifts and maybe even free prostitutes. The politicians that take the bait are good candidates for them to finance their election campaigns. In the United States it is a more perfect system of only 2 parties. So they have to finance the election campaigns of only one Democrat and one Republican. That way it does not matter who wins the election to ensure that they get a person that has tested positive to be corruptible in the offices of President, Governor, Member of Congress, House or Senate, Mayor or whatever other elective office. This way they can get any legislation passed they want in every legislative office and they pay these politicians with bribes through the lobbyists that pay them the rewards for their "services" to the special interests. All these corrupt elected officials can not be blamed all that much, because most people can be bought at some price. Some of them just at a lower price than others. The people that get backed by the 0.01% in their election campaigns were the ones that were identified as the most corruptible at the lowest price.
Have a look at why www.ElectionsAreStupid.com
"The Distinguished Gentleman" tells the story
Check out this small episode from Eddy Murphy's movie "The Distinguished Gentleman". It is a fairly accurate depiction of how members of Congrees conduct business and why they all become millionaires and how "We the People" are getting screwed in the process. The way we hold elections can be improved so that elected officials will not be elected on election financing being given to those people that have been selected by the special interests based upon their corruptability alone.
To be continnued when time permits. Comments and suggestions to Alf @ 400a.com