Since the Great Recession, public discourse has focused primarily on the earnings of chief executives in comparison with low-wage workers. But broader measures of income inequality also show a growing gap between those at the top and those at the bottom.
The two party system plays into the hands of the very wealthy. The Roman Senate was made up of a select few of the very wealthy. With their money they were able to control the votes of the “electorate” and build their own armies.
Nowadays politicians spend a great deal of their time fund raising. And while the very wealthy have not been electable, they influence voting in a way as effective as the Roman Senators. Follow the source of corporate donations (if you can) and you’ll see that they give to both parties.
And nowadays they have the radicals in both parties that energize the extremes in their own parties. Conspiracy theories abound and are used specifically to denigrate the reputation of their opponents. And the voters believe what their side says and turn out in great numbers that overwhelm the more moderate rational voters.
And what is the result? A consequential “drift of wealth” from the middle class to the top 1%. They don’t care about all the specific issues that two groups of extremists are arguing over. Their God is power and wealth. To be like Communist China which is gaining gradual monopoly on everything in the country.
The whole purpose of corporate donations is to create a smoke screen around their activities of creating and maintaining mechanisms that funnel more wealth to the top. This is not a conspiracy theory. It’s simply following the dollars. The statistics clearly show that the bottom two quintiles of our population are in survival mode and have no chance to build wealth. That used to be the case for only the bottom quintile. And the middle quintile is also falling behind, but are still able to build some wealth.
Generational wealth (previously rare in minority communities – due in part to white race riots against black business districts, redlining housing, and denying good jobs and promotions to minority employees); is a way to give descendants a jump start on job situations and networking.
The solution is a multiparty system. Like Israel have an at-large vote by party names. And each party will have candidates in their party ranked. So after the voting each party would have candidates in the House of Representatives based on the percentage of the at-large voting. Whatever the percentage would be, the party picks that percentage of seats that are awarded to their candidates based on their ranking.
For the Senate, I propose to have 297 seats. They would represent 33 regions of our country. They’d have relatively equal population with adjoining States. Larger States may be split to represent regions of relatively similar size. Each election year would elect 3 Senators from each region. That would mean 9 Senators for each region with 3 different parties each election cycle.
I advocate that the separation of Legislative and Executive branches has grown increasingly weaker as party politics, mid term elections, executive orders, Judicial over-reach, and congressional stalemates, pit one branch of the government against the others.
It is time to drop the Presidential form of government and use the Parliamentary form of government. Like Germany, the House of Representatives (297) would elect a President who would in turn pick a Prime Minister. The President would be the Head of State and overseer of the Administration while Cabinet Ministers (appointed by Prime Minister). The President could also dissolve the government for the purpose of a NEW election in the house if it becomes clear that the current government (and the congress) are no longer able to legislate and administer the laws of the land.
The Justices of the Supreme Court and lower courts would be elected every two years in between the two years that the Representatives were in session of congress. Two candidates for each court would be elected. The one with the highest votes would have a term of eight years and the other would have a term of six years. They would become a part of the courts they were assigned to at the beginning of the next session of Congress.
The corrupting influence and love of power must be addressed. Corporations and individuals must be traced so that voters can know what favors they would be asking for. The shell game that major corporations play these days must also be fully traced and given to the voters. And Corporations should NEVER be allowed to funnel money to their employees for the sole purpose of donating to political campaigns.
It would be much harder to pit parties against one another. Multiple parties would allow moderates for instance to form their own party. Special interest groups could also form their own parties, as could people in certain regions, labor or management, certain causes, etc..
There’s no way that one party could ever be able to control without joining in coalitions depending on what issue is being debated. No one person would be able to exercise control like.
The Executive could never be all powerful because of their position only. Personal charisma would not be illegal.
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