Recently there was posted on FaceBook a short discussion of a proposed Class War in the United States.
About 3,665 adults over 40 years old in Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Georgia received the message reproduced below in their FaceBook news feed.
About 13%, or 487, of those reached engaged with the post and 71%, or 345, of those who responded chose a like or dislike emoji. Presumably those who engaged but did not post an emoji wrote a comment or shared the post. There were 119 comments and 63 shares.
Of the people who posted an emoji, 307, or 89%, posted favorable emoji [like, grin, heart, OMG or tear] while only 38 posted a negative reaction.
It is fair to say that approximately 85 to 90 % of the American public likes the idea of a class war to correct some of the imbalances we see today.
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'A class war is a dangerous thing, and, it's just about time we had one!' [Apologies to Mel Brooks]
It is clear as climate change that the economy of the United States is rigged.
BUT, luckily, it can be fixed by adopting specific economic policies.
AND, each suggested policy if adopted by itself without any of the other will help correct the imbalances WITH NO VIOLENCE!
A detailed discussion is available in my Kindle book 'Occupy Wall Street Plan 12: A Proposal for Twelve Specific Governmental Actions to Correct Some Economic Imbalances in the United States of America Kindle Edition'
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Here's a summary of the Specific Proposals
1. Strengthen Unions
2. Stop Union Busting
3. Destroy Monopolies
4. End Free Trade
5. Tax Away Great Fortunes, Great Incomes
6. Create National Industrial Policy
7. Extend Utility Regulation
8. Install Punitive Bank Regulation
9. Keep Social Security and Medicare as they are
10. Single Payer Health Care
11. Follow Keynesian Fiscal Policy
12. Reduce Influence of Money on Political Process