"Greenwich: Elites are parasites as they have always been living in luxury off the backs of slaves
and those they underpay for their LABOR."
Is there one business owner of which you approve?
How many of Our Founders and Presidents owned SLAVES?
Obviously YOU admire Amazon and likely any other such model of business
which destroys small business. I don’t.
Nothing wrong with small businesses which have been long been the main employers
of our population.
There’s an old saying … "Behind all great wealth is great crime."
"Greenwich: Our Founders PRIVATIZED the wealth of the nation rather than creating a democracy."
A “nation” has no wealth. People have wealth. A nation is just a conglomerate of people. A government of people can assume control over a nation of people, but the nation itself as an abstract has no wealth.
Again, whatever your source of information it is hugely lacking –
A nation has a wealth in its population – especially when well trained and healthy –
but in the US there was certainly wealth reflected in almost 400 years of FREE SLAVE LABOR.
A nation’s wealth is in its LAND – in this case stolen by murder of 112 million native people here –
and in the nation’s Natural Resources, including its Animal-Life.
The Federal Government also has the power to lay and collect TAXES …
DUTIES, IMPOST AND EXCISE TAXES are also all means of generating revenue.
Once Tariffs were the largest sourceof income – until the Federal Income Tax began after 1913.
Tariffs have historically served a key role in the nation’s foreign trade policy. They were the greatest (approaching 95% at times) source of federal revenue until the Federal income tax began after 1913.
This doesn’t account for other stolen land, either – US theft of Mexican territory …
Did you know that until 1848 California, New Mexico and other portions of the Southwest were internationally recognized provinces of free Mexico, until the U.S. decided it wanted those provinces, declared war on Mexico, and stole them? Read on for the chronology of these events, and then ask yourself : "Who are the real illegal in California?"
Prior to 1822 What is today Mexico, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and California are all Spanish colonies.
1822 Mexican colonists, following the American revolution, rebel against Spain and win their own revolutionary war, making Mexico a free nation just like America.
And HAWAII, of course …
And INTEREST, of course … $66 BILLION in profit for US on Student Loans.
Student loans from the federal government issued between 2007 and 2012 are on target "to produce $66 billion in profits for the United States government."