Re: FirstRateCrowd's EIRA

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:25 pm, #12
by Sterling Volunteer
Strong detrimental shock waves to economic inequality will ensue now that four powerful corners of the American political square have been cemented shut because of Brett Kavanaughs' confirmation to the Supreme Court. The Presidency, House of Representatives, Senate, and today's Supreme Court are all insulated from liberal control. Obviously our political system is compromised to a point where the minority party has the leverage to assail the liberal majority. This is an unprecedented level of political power in modern times.

For those of you who hope to impeach Kavanaugh, if the Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives after the November elections, this process is fraught with problems to actually removing him from the bench. Impeachment is merely a charge against an individual and the voting to remove him from the court, should he be found guilty, resides with the Senate. Unless something horrendous comes forth, other than just he perjured himself or was at drunken parties where rapes took place, getting the Senate to a two thirds vote for his removal is nearly impossible unless the Democrats also take the Senate.

Power begets power and a five to four conservative court vote will ensure the demise of Roe v Wade, the passage of laws to suppress minority voting rights, and a continuation of the gerrymandering process as a means for Republicans to stay in control. Are you tired of the political process yet?

Importantly, control of the country's political levers allows the Republicans to maintain their authority over tax policies in favor of the rich and hence the remainder of the population will continue to suffer from unabated economic inequality.

Doctor A in his previous post was correct when he presented the Economic Inequality Rating App as an alternative to putting so much energy into the political process with the following facts,
Stanford Professor Walter Scheidel is quite frank when he writes about income inequality in his new book, "The Great Leveler." "Income Inequality is a Destroyer of Civilizations"

The Professor says, "income inequality can be mitigated by policy, but is only leveled by upheaval - produced by war, state collapse, or revolution"
Our collective psyche has been indelibly imprinted from grade school on that this path of voting in political policy is the way to proceed and has made us blind to other alternatives. With regards to economic inequality, it is not the correct course of action. In fact, "mitigated by policy," the outcome of the political process, is both a slow and an uphill battle. Furthermore, Doctor A's post also presents,
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
― George Orwell, 1984

Well, maybe not quite forever, but nevertheless I for one am tired of having my face stamped on which is why I am focusing my attention upon the Economic Inequality Rating App.