How Long Before Everybody Catches On?
by James Glaser
October 24, 2011
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At one time I do believe we were the Land of the Free. At one time in America you could do a day's work, and keep what ever pay you made, or you could keep all the profit from something you sold. Times change and people change, too.

Today in America we are told by our Supreme Court that not only are people, people, but corporations are people, too, and that those corporations have the same rights as people. James Pethokoukis, writing for Reuters points out:

In the United States, corporations were recognized as having rights to contract, and to have those contracts honored the same as contracts entered into by natural persons, in Dartmouth College v. Woodward, decided in 1819. In the 1886 case Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad, 118 U.S. 394, the Supreme Court recognized that corporations were recognized as persons for purposes of the Fourteenth Amendment

Of course we all know that in this day and age you and I can not keep all of our wages, nor can we keep all the profit we make from what we sell. We have to pay taxes. However, many corporations can keep their money. In fact, you and I pay many corporations money for doing business here in America.

That's right, many corporations pay no tax, but receive a tax refund. How can that be you might wonder. Well, the US Tax Code is now over 70,000 pages long and growing. The web page puts it like this:

U.S. tax code will have grown to be approximately 74,994 pages in length, an increase of 7,388 pages, or 11%, from the 67,506 page long U.S. federal tax code of 2008.

Here we were thinking that President Obama was just the biggest borrowing President our country has ever seen, but now we find out he signs into law the most additions to our tax law also. With enough tax laws written by corporate lobbyists and passed into law by a Congress beholding to the corporations who fund their election campaigns, anything is possible.

So, now, many Americans are waking up to the fact that corporations control America today, and America's citizens are being regulated to the status of being just a worker. A worker who works not for himself or his or her family, but a worker for one of our many national and international corporations.

Just as corporations have written much of our tax code, it has been reported that corporations wrote President Obama's Health Care Bill, just as Corporations wrote the Cheney/Bush Energy Policy.

What is going to happen? We really don't know yet, but the in spite of what the media would tell you, protests going on around the country really do have one pretty clear message, and that is American citizens know and are sick of corporations running our government. There are many other complaints being spoken of at these protests, but the worry about corporations running America for their own profit seems to be a universal concern whose time has come.

It has taken decades and this last huge economic downturn to get the American public to see what corporations are doing to us. I believe most of us have caught on to what the problem is, and now that we know, it is time for us to make a change.

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