While the words in the title of this story today may not seem to relate, they do. All of the subjects of this article are about how our society has gone far astray. They all speak to why money and power have ruled our country far too long.
We need to take America back.
AIG rewarded employees for failing using $450M in taxpayer money - loans from the government to save a company that is insuring many people's lives. The people simply must rise up, screaming, for that money to be given back. It's just that simple. Without the people, the government doesn't act strongly. Let's take back that money in any way necessary.
Prosecutors are having trouble getting the assets of Bernie Madoff's wife because she claimed that money didn't come from the scheme. I argue that the money can be claimed. During a divorce, a couple has to divide property and debts 50/50 because all assets gained during a marriage are jointly owned. Apply that law to the case and her money and assets are fair game.
Quarterback Jay Cutler, who earns a gozillion dollars a year, is pouting because he thought his coach might trade him - trade him to another team who would most likely pay him ten gozillion dollars to play a game. Aweeeeee, I am just stunned! I feel so bad for Jay Cutler. He has been wronged! (Oh come on, people, what is the matter with us? This deserves 45 minutes of air time on the news?) People are losing their homes and can't feed their kids. Why does this get any more than a mention on the air? Something is so very wrong. Let's take back our airwaves. And while we are at it, let's take back sports.
Newspapers are going under all over the country. Now why is that? Could it be that corporations took over OUR media for profit? Could it be they have controlled both print and airwaves and put themselves in the hole because the people weren't all that interested in news that has been filtered by the corporate office? Let's take back our newspapers. Set up a PBS type of model and have city newspapers that can sustain themselves by public contributions.
My hope for America?
That we wake up and take our country, our airwaves, our sports, and our money BACK.
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