Originally Posted by BigChiefTablet
The problem is that everybody doesn't have to play by the same rules.
Inequality is fine...if people work harder, or smarter, they should be rewarded for that. If they lay about and watch TV all day, they should get what they deserve. There is no reason to take from the people that work hard and give to the people that don't do shit.
The problem, is the people that already have a ton of money have huge influence on the lawmakers. And they rig the game so that they keep making more, and taking more, and to hell with giving anyone else a fair shot. They basically make policy that allows them to do shit that should be illegal, like the shit that goes on in the derivatives market, the repealing of the glass-steagal act, and countless other shit.
The solution starts with campaign financing reform. Without that nothing is ever going to change.
The problem is that the government has too much power. As long as government has too much power, there will always be people vying for some of it. The solution starts with limiting government, so that it doesn't have goodies to dole out. Campaign Finance Reform would just lead to people finding other ways to influence politicians to their benefit.