Big corporations are using the pandemic and pandemic-related supply issues as an excuse to raise prices while enjoying their largest corporate profits to date.
In our capitalist system greed is king: greedy corporations do not want to pay a living wage and will use every excuse they can to avoid paying a living wage.
In our capitalist system, protecting corporate profits is the corporate priority over any other consideration.
Corporate board members will tell you they are required by law to maximize corporate profits or they can be sued by shareholders for negligent performance.
This is why private healthcare costs will always rise.
You tell me what the solution is.
Some say we need to change to a socialist system.
Some say we need more well-regulated capitalism.
I lean towards an amalgam of the two.
The bigger problem is who is getting elected to Congress and how.
Clearly Republicans do not act in the interest of the poor and middle class but serve the rich and powerful and big corporations.
Additionally, moderate and conservative Democrats serve big corporations and monopolies far more than the poor and middle class.
It’s no coincidence Republicans and moderate/conservative Democrats support returning U.S. forces into Afghanistan and the Middle East for U.S. defense contractors/big corporations.
So how are the American people ever going to transcend and overcome this bi-partisan blockage of the People’s agenda?
Only by electing more progressive Democrats into office; by more progressives running for state and federal offices.
There’s no getting around it. The entire world needs progressive Democrats to take over the Democratic Party or significant climate change legislation will never materialize – will never overcome the stranglehold Big Oil, Coal and Gas have on the entire Republican Party and most moderate/conservative Democrats.
You don’t hear a single Democrat complaining about Sen. DIRTY COAL JOE MANCHIN sitting undisturbed as Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for the past eleven years, quietly blocking all clean energy legislation while protecting Big Oil, Coal & Gas.
WHY IS THAT? Because the Democratic Party as a whole continues their longstanding tradition of supporting Big Oil, Coal and Gas for cash and prizes.
If progressive Democrats do not take over the Democratic Party and put a progressive Democrat in the White House, you can bet the U.S. will return to re-occupy Afghanistan and the Middle East.
The pro-war crowd, i.e., the media, the GOP, moderate/conservative Democrats will continue to attack progressive Democrats at every turn, every chance they get because they know progressive Democrats OPPOSE WAR IN ALL FORMS and because they know Pres. Biden will not send U.S. forces back into Afghanistan or the Middle East.
The pro-war crowd needs a new President who will use the 2002 AUMF to legally justify sending U.S. troops back into Afghanistan and the Middle East. (Authorization for the Use of Military Force)
There has been a bi-partisan effort to delay a final vote on repealing the 2002 AUMF FOR YEARS NOW.
Dem Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer recently delayed a final vote on repealing the 2002 AUMF again.
I believe it’s because U.S. defense contractors want to keep the 2002 AUMF in place and effect long enough for the next President to use the 2002 AUMF to legally return U.S. forces to Afghanistan and the Middle East without Congressional approval.
Only progressive Democrats can stop the U.S. government’s inevitable return to Afghanistan and the Middle East.
Only by electing more progressive Democrats to the House and Senate can we overcome institutionalized racism and class warfare.