Business As Usual

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Politicians say a lot, and mostly the talk about what they are going to do. These days, they talk about standing up to big businesses and getting the economy back on track. Politicians speak as if they are in a position of power, but in reality, they are not.

Ask a general, ask a king, what is it every ruler needs...Money. A nation needs money. Actually, it needs resources, but since everything is owned by someone else, money is the principal method of getting it. Politicians need money especially. They need it simply to get into office. How many seated officials do we have, and how much money does each one spend running for re-election if they so decide? How much do the challengers spend? How much do all campaigniners spend when running for office? This money comes, mostly, from businesses and industries, and they are not in the habit of giving money away for nothing.

Politicians are leashed from the start. Government itself is leashed. Government needs money to do anything. Anything. It's not a business capable of raising it's own money. I don't think it could be, legally, but it needs money so it institutes taxes for it's services like a labor union (or the mafia). But this money isn't enough. Nations seem to always need more money than they have, and so they find themselves borrowing most of the time. I could imagine they have a whole division of hecklers designed just to go about asking money from everyone with it. Business, industries, and BANKS. So when a politician talks about going strong against these three, they're basically saying they'll bite the hand that feeds them, and though it sounds very tough and inspiring, any demands they make are going to be more like delicate suggestions. After all, they owe them money and they're likely to ask for more in the future.

I can understand politics and I can understand the world at the national level if I remember the simply fact that in the end, it's all about money and resources. Actually, so are our lives pretty much. Though we have fun and all, the reason we can have fun is because we give up a quarter of our day working for money so that we can purchase the resources we need. Having fun and everything is cool, but if a person had to chose between not having fun or not having a job, I'm guessing most would go with the former. (Yeah, I know you can have fun and work at the same time, but you are working. You probably wouldn't have much fun if you didn't have a job...unless you're the joyful kind of homeless)
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