Posted 3 months ago on Jan. 20, 2013, 9:29 p.m. EST by OTP
from Tampa, FL
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The Road Map To A Prosperous America – condensed version. By Charles Karter. The detailed and sourced report can be seen here: (https://www.dropbox.com/s/40zz2kcimtljnuz/Roadmap%20To%20Prosperity.pdf)
We have six major issues to solve in America, they affect every other aspect about our lives, and are the reason we haven't really succeeded in solving major issues. The first three are the most important, they are:
The Revolving Door
The Consolidation of Media
Campaign Finance affects everything. Every policy and decision that matters gets warped in favor of whoever has the most money to spend on politicians, whether or not you vote for a democrat or republican, because both have the incentive to get re-elected, and under our current system, that desire forces them to focus on who's funding them more than the general populace. Therefore, policies lean more in their favor, because if they don't, the rich will just fund someone else who will favor them.
The Revolving Door is also a part of this centralization of power because people are put into positions where they have a conflict of interest. Ex: Working for a corporation, then being put into a position that regulates said corporation, then going back to work for said corporation. This gives a financial incentive to have a bias to the corporation, thus, directing more power and money to that corporation.
The Media has become centralized, thus their narrative is less diverse. Also, its focus is on profits instead of reporting. Therefore creating an atmosphere that favors entertainment more than informing the public, which is its societal function. As well as not reporting about certain corporations for fear of losing their funding through advertising. This has been seen on cable news channels more than anywhere else, and has had an effect on the psychology of America. These three issues have consolidated an immense amount of power into the hands of very few people, an “Elite” you could say.
After that, we have to fix the structure of our government, because of the manipulation that has happened to our democracy, they are highly unaccountable to the American people. The issues are:
Gerrymandering distorts and manipulates our democracy.
It disenfranchises voters and allows politicians to manipulate the elections in their own favor against the will of the people, by drawing districts however they want.
Election Fraud is completely unethical. It is literally the stealing of political positions. This cannot be allowed, because it is another form of taking or holding on to power that the people did not actually