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The Other Side

The Other Side

Chuck Banks

We live in a capitalist society. Money makes the world go round. As a senior citizen, I am in the stage of life where I reap the benefits of my life’s work. The dollar I saved back in 1980, I now need to pay my bills. Social Security and Medicare are essential components of my lively hood. I worry about my grandchildren who are now preparing to enter the world of capitalism. They are the future, yes, but they must play the game that we leave them. Working at a company for life is not as beneficial as it once was. In our country, ten families hold more wealth than the rest of the citizens combined. We must think about how we can offer the promise of the American Dream to the next generation. We don’t have to become communists or autocrats to accommodate the next generation. We simply must ensure that they have access to a fair share of the wealth that this great nation generates. Artificial intelligence, robotics, and technology are being used to perform the work that once was done by workers. If AI does all the work, the former workers need to receive enough compensation to provide for their families. We can only achieve this if the power remains with the people and not with the corporations. Corporations are not people. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are rights guaranteed for the people, not companies. The greatest equalizer is the single vote each American citizen holds. Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates each have only one vote, the same as you. One person, one vote, no corporate votes, enables the people to decide and provide.

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