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Facts prove governmental system is rigged


I often have heated discussions with my political cohorts about the depth of corruption within the American system of government and government-supported organizations and how the game has really been rigged in favor of the high rollers for some time now. The fact that people over a certain income bracket don’t have to pay Social Security tax is a dead giveaway.

The Wall Street ripoff made us all sick, including the president. This is not only a current and popular topic on many college campuses and across society but brings elevated emotional levels to any discussions. I had a former military man say he thought President Truman was crazy.

If you can’t believe your own president in this democracy, who can you believe in? I think the best indicator of how our political system has become rigged in this: How can a Congress with a public approval rating of less than 10 percent be re-elected more than 95 percent of the time, election after election?

Those facts and figures do not add up in anybody’s books. If someone tries to make them balance, don’t believe them; they’re lying. Those verified figures prove conclusively that this system is rigged.

America, your middle name is corruption. We have no moral high ground to force plutocracy or this thing we call a free market, which is a lye on any other country. American dream? You figure it out.

Edward L. Barlow


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