No they do not have too much power.
If the staggeringly ignorant masses would get a brain when they voted and stopped voting for the perfect candidate and only voted for candidates on the important issues then the rich would be powerless in elections.
But because the masses are SO staggeringly ignorant, they keep electing the most pathetic candidates imaginable - whether it is for municipal, state or national votes.
The rich are only as powerful as the masses allow them to be.
It's like political campaigns. The ignorant masses actually buy into campaign adds, whereas the more informed/intelligent realize they are pure hockum and should be ignored. And the ignorant masses actually get much of their news from mainstream tv...which of course means they are getting nothing but filtered swill from whichever side of the aisle that network supports. And even the networks that do not support one side are so mind-numbingly stupid that getting news from them is a total waste of time.
Or there are the types that wait for the debates to make up their minds and then usually pick the one that 'seems' the best for the job...almost totally separate from where they actually stand on the key issues.
Or there are the types that think of themselves as 'patriots' and will blindly follow whoever is in charge...when in reality all they are is little, trained minions.
And then there are the worst type of ignorant mass...the type that actually think they are intelligent/informed. So all they do is close their minds to everything that does not fit their views...which means they stay ignorant - and arrogant (there are a TON of those types on here, imo).
Anyone that thinks the rich have too much power in America have no idea what they are talking about. The power is right there for the masses to take...if only they were not so clueless and/or gullible and/or politically lazy.
And even if the rich do/will some day have to much power - it is the masses who are to blame for giving it to them.
Last edited by DA60; 04-09-15 at 01:47 AM.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
The government has too much power.
"Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place."
-- Frederic Bastiat
I co-own my company and Im making good money so I am quite happy with the system- sure it can be improved with less taxes and eliminating minimum wage but on the whole capitalism works, its proven itself superior to communism in every which way and so it baffles me as to why there are still believers in a failed economic theory like communism.