We’ve seen too big to fail before and it led to sharecropping

If Bernie Sanders ideas are not put into legislation, America will be worse off than ever before.  We need to face the fact that there is no real middle-middle class anymore; you’re either upper middle or lower middle.

We’ve seen too big to fail before: in railroads, utilities, telecommunications, steel and the like.  Only by breaking up the monopolies can America and the middle class survive.

If not, we’re return to the days of sharecropping.  We’ll call it something else – but make no mistake it will be corporate sharecropping for the rest of us.

Back in the 30s and 40s, there were those among the sharecroppers who believed in the system because one day they hoped to own their own farm.

Work hard, save your money and one day, you too, can own a farm of your own and have a chance of accumulating wealth.

The problem was the system was set up to fail the sharecroppers.  They couldn’t save money and there was no meaningful chance at moving up the ladder.

But, the mindset was still burred deep down that the system was good – the poor just needed to work harder to succeed.   It doesn’t work that way.  It never has worked that way – it’s a failed concept that people can move ahead with nothing.

I’m looking forward to tonight’s debate.  Will we hear actually solutions or will we hear “I want to make American great again?”  Because, saying you want to make America great isn’t the same as having a plan to make America great.

You can’t wish it into being – you have to enact it with laws.

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About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and one congressional race. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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