Lobbyists and Special Interest Groups Now Run America
The American political system no longer operates with the American people in mind. Instead, lobbyists and special interest groups govern America according to their own agendas, not the agenda of the people. In order to see their goals achieved, these lobbyists and special interest groups—some of which represent foreign entities—buy up support from elected officials who have the power to push their agendas through.
It doesn’t help matters that a lot of lobbying firms hire former government officials and representatives as members to their staffs. These ex-officials possess valuable knowledge about how to pass legislation their sponsors desire. Often times these ex-officials are paid 20 times more than when they were government employees.
It’s flaws like these that have fueled America’s economic decline. Over the span of thirty years, we have gone from being the top producers of everything –cars, steel, televisions— to now having to rely on imports for our daily needs. Our debt continues to rise and our leaders keep liquidating our best companies to foreign owners.
Our lack of restrictions on imports are hurting us. Until we enact stricter restrictions on our imports, we will continue to see the disappearance of our businesses and companies. Our elected officials have not enacted policies to protect our American-owned companies or devised plans towards creating new jobs. This inaction is only further crippling our economy. Even more troublesome is that all of our companies are for sale on the open stock market. That means we are selling our wealth-producing enterprises to foreign interests. We have sold so many, in fact, that we no longer have enough to support the public’s daily needs, forcing us to rely on imports and loans from other countries.
If the U.S. continues down this road, we will witness a rise in social disruption, poverty, and increased crime. While other countries such as Japan, Germany, and China, have developed plans and goals for economic success, our leaders have done nothing to assure economic prosperity for the future of America. We are left with a crumbling industrial infrastructure and mountains of debt, with no plan in sight to set us on track for recovery.