Originally posted at Writeindependent.org on January 21, 2012
Rich people think they should be in charge of the money, because only they know how to spend it.
I find this attitude appalling, and yet it seems hopeless to fight it. The reality is: people who have money have an easier time making more money, and when it has become so easy that they don’t even have to work anymore, (or their family members don’t) then they become philanthropists and get to decide how poor people should live their lives.
Look what has happened in this country: the wealthiest companies have changed the laws to make it easier and easier to become monopolies or conglomerates, or multi-national, to reduce their burdens whether they be regulations or taxes, and to price the little guy out of his ability to compete.
I don’t know why people complain about the “lazy” people on welfare. What about the lazy rich?
If we want to level the playing field, and protest the mega-opolies, we’re going to have to do a few things. First, we’re going to have to stop shopping at the super mega marts, cancel our accounts, subscriptions, or patronage of the conglomerates, and most importantly, we’re going to have to get our government back to place proper regulations on banks, multi-nationals, and the heaviest polluters. Obviously, I’m not talking about all companies; just the ones who are lousy stewards of the planet and our economy, who don’t care about quality but just bottom line.
If we think the big companies are doing such a great job of taking care of our country with their influence on our government, then just sit back and let them do it. Children want to be taken care of; they let their parents run the house. Or, you could grow up, take charge of your circumstances and begin to transform your world. Who are you?