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By Rich Stevenson ©May 23, 2019

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IVA LeadershipThere are 1,681 households in the United States with annual incomes above $1,000,000,000 (One Billion Dollars) (1,000 Million Dollars). A few households have incomes in multiple Billions of Dollars. Their financial power buys our political system, the Democratic and Republican Parties. Billionaires buy elections and Public Office Holders, all of them. Billionaire wealth is so beyond the imagination of the ordinary citizen, that even millionaires within the lower 0.999 of the upper 1.0% do not comprehend the total influence and power those elite billionaires have over public policy, legislation, and public executive decisions. Billionaire influence is essentially invisible to those who look the other way, including the mass media whose owners and broadcast news anchors are part of the well to do wealthy upper 1.0%. Media interests align with, and protect, super elite billionaire interests.

There are 100,000,000 households (3 to 4 persons average) in the country, including the 99.999%. Billionaire voters are about 0.0065 of 1% of the total eligible voters nationwide. Far less than the total voters in the 99.999% eligible voter population. Populist voters will win every election if we vote together for Populist candidates. 80% of wage earners live pay check to pay check. 60% do not have cash on hand to handle a $400 emergency in their lives. No savings, means huge stresses in all families. The social safety net is not there. Most voters feel too stressed and busy to participate in elections. About sixty-six percent (66%) of eligible voters do not vote in almost all elections. So billionaires are enabled to buy elections and dictate public policy to protect their personal interests. Not 99% interests.

 

Income Inequality: The household incomes of the 99.000% are all below $350,000 per year. That is not an error. A little over $350,000 household income gets a family into the top 1%. Therefore, roughly 98,000,000 households have annual incomes below $350,000. Median Income: From one U.S. Census source, the 2006 median household income was $48,201.00 per year; the per person median income was $28,567 per year. (Fifty Million, 50,000,000, households live on combined incomes of less than $48,201 per year.) Our Voices

Billionaires give chump change, pocket money, to political parties and campaigns scaled in millions of dollars. Billionaires like the Kochs, Edelson, Soros, and Bloomberg think nothing of dumping millions of dollars into political campaigns. The perks gained are tit for tat for the money spent. They give millions to get back billions in favorable legislation and executive decisions that favors their for-profit enterprises. Both criminal and legitimate. Both in the public interest and against the public interest. Always against 99.000% interests. Always.

Each of us have one vote to use to fight their corrupt power. Game over? Maybe. Maybe not. Everybody 18 and over has one vote in every General Election. Closed primaries are generally not winnable for Populist candidates. Establishment D and R candidates win almost 100% of fixed Primary Elections. General Elections are very winnable if we all register and vote. Take the pledge OCCUPY . Elect Populist 99.999% candidates in every General Election. Establishment Democrats and Republicans do not represent the 99.000%. Not since the 1930s!

 

Voter Apathy: The 99.000% have not had our interests represented since the Great Depression under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the long ago 1930s. (Thru 1952 under Harry S. Truman.) We know. So we don't vote. There are no really good popular choices so elections are decided by random unmotivated 50% chance, by frustrated “lesser of two evils” voters. DNC and RNC endorsed candidates do not represent us. Wall Street Billionaires control both political parties, undemocratic elections, and public policy. “We must become proactive good citizens to have a voice in public policy.” Occupy Elections. Everybody Vote!

   

We must take power from (and within) the D and R parties to have open elections so all voters have a vote in all elections. Elect populist candidates voters put on the ballot to defeat establishment D and R candidates. Occupy Elections. Everybody Vote! “Voters must become proactive good citizens to have a voice in public policy. Sign the Pledge  OCCUPY  Print/Share

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