Americas' "dark corner" can be summed up like this:
"It really won't matter; for most of us!
Cynical? Perhaps. But as 2015 kicks in, some brief enthusiasm resulting from decisive midterms appears to be fading rapidly. Are we truly surprised?
The American middle class has been the subject of numerous contemporary writings. It seems that both Republicans and Democrats have figured out "how" to bring relief to their woes. Different proposals chase the same highly sought after solution. Most mainstreamers take them with a grain of salt. It's like the possibility of Hillary Clinton facing Jeb Bush in the 2016 Presidential election.
"Red team versus Blue Team, playing for the same university."
The cynicism is real. It's accompanied by a mood of anger and apathy. No matter what any entrenched Washingtonians may profess, it's "them versus us." Maybe that's why Ted Cruz' has gained notable traction with mainstream America.
Meaningful words are great. Giving the impression that you, at least, understand Joe Six-Pack, is smart politics. But where do the tangibles come into play? We are hearing some excellent rhetoric from Senator Cruz. Put some "meat on the bones," if you please!
Rand Paul's "meat" is relatively easy to research. Take the time to read G. Edward Griffin's "The Creature from Jekyl Island." The book was considered the "bible" by "Ron Paulies'."It hints at an option more viable than Americas' ruling class dares to imagine!
America likes an underdog and nobody is more aware of this factor than Senator Marco Rubio. Knowing "how" to win an election begins with packaging. Rubio described Barack Obama as a "gifted orator, producing a message that sounded both in tone and in substance like that of a moderate."
Rubio has picked up on what has been Rick Perry's signature achievement in Texas: "An affordable college education." Texas now has thirteen colleges and unversities offering a four-year degree for $10,000. That's $1250 per full-time semester. Rubio is proposing it for America.
Affordable college tuition is certainly on the Middle Class wish list. Yet, it pales in comparison to what Americans' truly want to see implemented: "Identity theft prevention."
Identify theft is the world's fastest growing crime. Yet the necessary measures go straight at America's dark corner. To fully go after it would require a close inspection of how we do business in the country. Placed it that light, we realize how money driven our large corporations are. It is truly all about a "buck!"
We begin with debt recovery and the industry itself. Most all employed for Trans Union, Equifax and Esperian work offshore. Have you attempted to contact them lately? If so, you may have learned that their people are somewhat inaccessible. This creates a challenge when attempting to correct a mistake!
Derogatory marks on one's credit report can literally make the difference in how people live, where they work and even if they eat. Yet, it takes a back seat to the Middle East, Crimea and North Korea in Governmental priority.
Why is this? Could be because our "leadership" doesn't want to rock any boats, make any waves! To start a stink about the credit bureaus would ultimately result in a bigger stink over "why" Fortune 500 companies such as A.T.&T. and J.P. Morgan Chase, not to mention smaller companies like D.I.S.H. network are utilizing cheap, unvetted, off-shore help."
One A.T.&T. worker surmised, "the union would never allow call center employees to work for minimum wage!" When asked if those positions might be placed in right-to-work states he added, "might be the best solution in the end. Because, in places like Mississippi and Alabama, $16,000 per year and benefits ain't that bad!"
Never mind that such a decision would open a monsterous "barrel of eels."
Cleaning up the credit bureaus would be a major undertaking in itself. There is no motivation for bureaus to remove derogatory marks once satisfied. While we do have the Fair Credit Reporting Act, it often takes the assistance of a FCRA Attorney
to expedite updates and removals.
A Presidential candidate who honestly placed the average American first, would introduce two measures. Both would impact the country in a manner unmatched in the history of the U.S..
They would start by requiring that all derogatory remarks not related to bankrupcy, be deleted at the end of 60 months. No claim of less than $500 would be allowed on any bureau for any reason. All employees working in a debt recovery capacity would be required to hold (a)either a series six or seven securties license or (b) a juris doctorite.
They would also make unlawful the practice of offshore outsoucing for any job that required the use of all or part of an Americans social security number. In short, if even an incrypted social was required, the call centers serving those customers would be required to opperate from U.S. shores. There would be no exceptions.
Too rigorous? Definitely not! We are dealing with the privacy of Americans. Too many companies are willing to compromise Americans' privacy for "a buck."
No doubt the big boys would "howl," over such developments. Politicians taking the side of mainstream America would be threatened, bribed, and encouraged to "work within the system." Never mind that the system itself was rotten!
Are there any potential candidates, Republican or Democrat, who might take this issue and run with it? I wouldn't hold my breath!
Hillary Clinton symbolizes the system itself. Don't expect relief from this source!
Elizabeth Warren is too deeply rooted into the "need for a higher minumum wage in America" to ever be counted upon to support such a measure.
Bernie Sanders would determine the proposed legislation, "not without merit, but impractical."
Rand Paul is at least talking about the Federal Reserve and why it's abolition is in our best interst.
Ted Cruz' "it's us versus them," makes us feel good! But, does it go further than eloquent dialog?
In Jeb Bush, as with Hillary, we see "more of the same."
Rick Perry is talking "10th amendment." This is about philosophy. Expanding state's rights would have winners and losers.
Scott Walker is hinting at a national right to work law. This, in itself, would be revolutionary. The question becomes, "would he expand his position to push for a total ban on all public sector unions?"
Marco Rubio has seen the system up close, from the prospective of someone trying to get ahead. But, now that he's made it, would he forget how he personally got there?
Chris Christie talks tough and might actually follow-through with the corrective measures referenced in this post. Yet, I can't see him "kicking" Fortune 500 companies "in the teeth," and subsequently asking them to fund his presidential campaign.
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