4 Years After Occupy Wall Street and with Donald Trump in the White House – Does Socialism Stand a Chance
Looking back the response to the finacial crisis was not very strong – and while movements like the 99 percent and Occupy Wall Street rose up for a short while they were not able to continue and eventually extinguished.
Only a few years later we now have a business man in the White House – it is true that America worships the rich – and more importantly we as a society worship money.
The last hope was Bernie Sanders but it should really come as no surprise that the DNC did not allow him to have the floor and fight Donald Trump on an equal playing field – instead what ended up happening was Hilary Clinton took the reigns – and she failed miserably.
We now look back at this time and see where we go from here.
The economy is in good hands – but many people are still struggling in America – all though some will say we don’t place that much of an emphasis on the positive side of the economy.
There have been various stats given out – such as the lowest unemployment figures for various minority groups – and here at Occupy the Dream we want to first say that we are all about lowering the unemployment rate and ensuring that people have jobs and are able to provide for their families.
One thing we are against is vested interests and shadow control of America by these vested interests. The fact that Bernie Sanders was not allowed to run in the DNC is a clear display of how vested interests control both sides of the American political spectrum – and some may say that the two side politcal party system is very much an illusion for while some issues may get brought up – the most important ones will continue to not be discussed.
As Bernie Sanders said recently in his Joe Rogan interview – which by the way – is a format that we at Occupy the Dream support wholeheartedly – hour long conversations with the presidential hopefuls – there is a large amount of money spent just by the pharmaceutical industry – billions and billions of dollars – on lobbying efforts.
The truth is that the health system in America is very broken – and in certain parts of the country it is like a 3rd world system. Not everyone is covered but the worst part is just how much America spends on prescription drugs. It is no doubt that the pharmaceutical industry has completely taken over – with its tentacles in every bit of life – and it must be viewed for what it is – and stopped.
Right now there are millions of people having to pay an exorbiant amount for prescription medication. Also the US is unique in just how much of a price gouge it allows by the pharmaceutical companies – many times a pharmaceutical company can arbitrarily raise the costs of their medicine and the US government will not complain – it does not judge the cost of a pill based on the cost of production but rather simply on what the producer chooses to charge for it.
The health care system will be a big issue in the upcoming debates – and we hope to be there to ensure that it is something that is addressed. While Obama has started with ObamaCare the truth is that there is much more to be done – and we need to allow users to be able to choose their provider across state lines and create a competition among insurance companies to provide the best possible service to American citizens.
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