Plutocracy VS Democracy

To leave a comment, please sign in with
or or

Comments (24)

  1. gbakere

    Anyone from Wisconsin? Think about where most of their funding comes from and the reasons behind it when you cast your vote tomorrow.

    June 05, 2012
  2. monkeygirl21

    I am not from Wisconsin, but I understand the importance of tomorrow’s vote for the whole country, not just Wisconsin. What I can not understand is how willing the public is to hand over our nation to the plutocrachy. They seem quite willing to believe these “people” or “corporations” are the “job creators” and will save the country, while they bit by but strip us of our individual freedoms, turning us into their indentured servants.

    June 05, 2012
  3. 1-Old-Man

    I choose Democracy, I choose the Democrat.

    June 05, 2012
    1. gbakere

      From one old man to another, I choose Democracy as well. I will vote for the Democrats today. Let’s hope the polls are wrong.

      June 05, 2012
      1. jillsthoughts

        I hope Walker gets ousted. What a scoundrel.

        June 05, 2012
        1. anukulardecider

          Today is the big day!!! I hope Wisconsin has what it takes to boot his sorry ass out.

          June 05, 2012
          1. jillsthoughts

            Yep. It will be interesting to see whose side comes out ahead. I know of several voters voting Walker out, but only one who will vote for him to stay.

            June 05, 2012
            1. anukulardecider

              Yep, we’ll see if big money wins.

              June 05, 2012
              1. anukulardecider

                I hate to say it, but half of this country is stupid enough to believe that plutocracy is democracy.

                June 05, 2012
                1. gbakere

                  I hate to disagree with you my friend, but I think they just cant see what’s actually happening, in large part, because their religious philosophy causes them to side with the wealthy who have discovered the best issue they can use to divide us. Any politician who spews “Christian values” will automatically gain support no matter what the rest of his/her agenda is.

                  June 05, 2012
                2. anukulardecider

                  Why can’t we both be right? LOL After all, not all Republican’s are religious. Some of them are just stupid. But I do agree that the Christian Right is so used to indoctrination….well, they’ll just believe anything no matter how ridiculous, coming from the family/Christian values party.

                  June 05, 2012
      2. anukulardecider

        I hear there is a massive voter turn out today. Will people win, or will big money win?

        June 05, 2012
        1. gbakere

          In Milwaukee, especially the north side, they had to call in reserve election workers to register new voters due to a massive turnout. We don’t need photo ID and we still have same day registration in Wisconsin which is scheduled to change by the November elections, thanks to Walker and his cronies. For those who don’t know, unlike most cities, the north side of Milwaukee is the predominantly African American side of town. That could be a good sign. Hopefully, we’ll have good news after the polls close later tonight.

          June 05, 2012
          1. anukulardecider

            I’m counting on you to post those results right away. I will be on the clock. LOL

            June 05, 2012
            1. gbakere

              I will post as soon as I know but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we don’t know tonight – it may be that close.

              June 05, 2012
            2. gbakere

              It’s 8:17. Polls closed at 8:00. The totals so far are 0 to 0. 0 is ahead.

              June 06, 2012
              1. anukulardecider

                I guess that’s what happens when you’re outspent 30 to 1.

                June 06, 2012
            3. gbakere

              MSNBC just called Walker the winner. but there are 4 repug senate seats up for recall too and if the Dems get one of them, they will have the majority.

              June 06, 2012
  4. Munkyman

    Oligarchy (from Greek ??? (oligarkhía); from ???? (olígos), meaning “a few”, and ???? (archo), meaning “to rule or to command”)123 is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, or military control. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who pass their influence from one generation to the next.

    both parties represent oligarchical control one seems to lean toward wealth & the other appears to lean toward education but, when you follow the money they’re both in the pockets of the same banks & international concerns.

    The financial sector contributes more to our elections than any other, the NEA is the single biggest contributor to our elections with Israel & China the two heaviest international lobbies.

    June 06, 2012
    1. gbakere

      I almost completely agree except there are 76 Democrats and one Independent in congress who refuse to take PAC money. All Republicans take PAC money. At least there are 77 legislators who are beholding to the electorate as opposed to big money sponsors. The way things stand, there are basically only two viable choices and I support most of the Democratic philosophy. Therefore, I will vote Democratic. Increasingly, we are seeing Democrats fighting against campaign financing. They had better do something about it soon before it’s too late because the left will stand no chance against the Right’s big money machine when it comes to controlling America. Conquer America and you control the biggest part and center of the world economy.

      June 06, 2012
      1. Munkyman

        Just because they don’t take PAC money doesn’t mean they don’t take corporate contributions or enjoy being lobbied. There’s the $5,000- $15,000/plate dinners, the “loaned” transportation from limos & buses to planes. Corporations & banks are so very deep in our system it’s hard for anyone who takes party money to claim they don’t take corporate contributions.

        June 06, 2012
      2. Munkyman

        That they don’t take PAC money gives me hope that there’s still a sense of “shame” in some politicians & that maybe it’ll catch on.

        June 06, 2012
      3. sineadratti

        Every politician accepts bribes in the form of lobbying, this is why SOPA/PIPA have come back in the form of CISPA. The MPAA and RIAA lobbied for both acts and SOPA cost them 500,000 to Lamar Smith to sponsor it. The people spoke against both acts, and then the MPAA and RIAA lobbied again for another act, this time it’s called CISPA. There were 5 representative’s who were against it from the start, 206 voted to pass CISPA. That’s not exactly Democrats protecting us from big corporations. Don’t get me wrong Republicans aren’t innocent either, but there is no point in arguing over who is more right republicans or democrats, it’s a stupid childish argument, it’s called compromise. But most importantly it’s about time we get a president who stops big business, and breaks them up, I don’t care if it’s a dem or a rep, it just has to stop. We are run by the ruling elite, who buy our politicians at auction.

        June 06, 2012
  5. 1-Old-Man

    Money won, we all lost.

    June 06, 2012