Yes. ‪#‎Obama‬ is a fraud….

The purpose of government-sponsored social welfare programs is to secure a ready market for producer surplus, including food, clothes, and medical care. Social welfare “preserves” the masses for future economic exploitation. This is how a capitalist system works. The more people starving and homeless, the fewer consumers there are for future exploitation by capitalists and their underwriters aka investors.

This may be hard for proponents of social welfare to digest, but every time you advocate for these programs, you are a willing pawn for the oligarchy, the elite. In other words, you are being played.

A true, “people caring” program is one that promotes true economic integration into the system. What that means is that every citizen participating in the labor market and subject to certain requirments, shares in the residuals or dividends that result from revenues generated. It means that society actively participates in the structure of the economy and decides how output is produced and distributed. In my opinion that would be a truly equitable market economy. Anything less is merely a narrative that says that the poor should simply settle for scraps while downplaying ownership.

Capitalism and free markets need not suffer from this approach. I would argue that capitalism and free markets would be enhanced and increasingly validated with this approach because more people will believe they are a part of growth, income, and output generated by markets. Telling people that they should aim to be a part of an increasingly poorer middle class, however, is the same as saying that your opportunities are limited and that you should settle for scraps, whether those scraps be low wages or state-funded social welfare.

This is the main reason I do not support our current president; the main reason why I consider him and most members of both political parties to be nothing but frauds. Rather than restructuring the system so that it is truly equitable, they compromise on a low quality model of distribution that finds people growing increasingly poorer and disenfrachised. The electorate should be ashamed to put anyone of these people on any pedestal.

True change means admitting that your system doesn’t work and having the courage to tear up the model and start over…..

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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One Response to Yes. ‪#‎Obama‬ is a fraud….

  1. kenski2013 says:

    Alton: are you talking about “Worker Self Directed Enterprises” as described by Dr. Richard Wilhelm?

    Dr. Wilhelm was on Bill Moyers’ PBS program a couple of years ago where he described this approach.

    See http://www.rdwolff.com/content/cooperatives-and-workers%E2%80%99-self-directed-enterprises for more information.

    I think this would be an awesome idea if it could be made to work. My concern would be similar to that expressed in “4 Responses to Scott Walker’s union busting is necessary for a freer individual and better unions”:

    “…employers want to have workers take on owner/entrepreneurial risks without also sharing in the benefits that come with taking those risks. Most workers try to do a great job, but many don’t want to work 60-100 hours a week for 40 hours pay and no additional benefits. Personal experience teaches that there are many owners who would love it if their employees did work many hours for no additional compensation while they (owners) rack up the money. Owners want employees to “think like an owner”, but don’t want to share the profits as if the employees were owners.”

    In simpler terms, let me put it this way: in my personal experience, capitalists (entrepreneurs) generally don’t want to share, don’t like to share, and as result rarely share, their profits, and control over their business enterprises. The way I read it, you are asking them to share:
    “A true, “people caring” program is one that promotes true economic integration into the system. What that means is that every citizen participating in the labor market and subject to certain requirements, shares in the residuals or dividends that result from revenues generated. It means that society actively participates in the structure of the economy and decides how output is produced and distributed. In my opinion that would be a truly equitable market economy. Anything less is merely a narrative that says that the poor should simply settle for scraps while downplaying ownership.”

    “Capitalism and free markets need not suffer from this approach. I would argue that capitalism and free markets would be enhanced and increasingly validated with this approach because more people will believe they are a part of growth, income, and output generated by markets. Telling people that they should aim to be a part of an increasingly poorer middle class, however, is the same as saying that your opportunities are limited and that you should settle for scraps, whether those scraps be low wages or state-funded social welfare.”
    You make good points. However, I think the number of capitalists who would agree and sign on to this approach would be extremely few, for reasons I have already explained, and without widespread participation, it won’t cover a large enough segment of the economy to work effectively.

    They don’t want “…an equitable market economy…” They want to build their empires, have their own way, and walk off with all the money, literally.

    In any case, I’d like to hear more from you about this.

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