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The Next 30 Years

Washington County News

The Next 30 Years

Once upon a time, a group of extremely wealthy, affluent white industrialists were discussing what would be the best strategy for insuring the wealth that they each had accumulated in their empires would be preserved so their grandchildren would be able to expand their family's financial wealth and status.

One of the men commented, "Over 40 percent of the population in the U.S. is now nonwhite". Another commented, "Projections are within 30 years, a majority of Americans will be nonwhite". Another said, "How would it be possible in 30 years to prevent nonwhite voters from electing officials who would be less interested in preserving long term generational wealth?"

They agreed the best way to accomplish their goal was to reduce the Federal Income Tax on Corporate earnings, in order to maximize current profits; and reduce payments for businesses, which would increase the already huge National Debt. They reasoned that if America's National Debt is so high, after large corporations and their owners have made tremendous profits while paying minimal taxes, by 2050 the percentage of each dollar collected by the Federal Government would be obligated at such a high percentage that after the necessities of the Federal Government, such as National Defense and maintaining law and order; there would not be enough money left to even consider government expenditures for healthcare, medicaid, medicare, social security, or to keep air and water clean. They reasoned the private sector would have to provide most of what the people needed, because the government could not afford it. They figured a massive effort over the next 30 years to siphon as much profit for themselves from America's productivity, while leaving the Federal Government in hopeless debt, would keep their Grandchildren on top of the financial heap while leaving the government bankrupt.

Without governmental guarantees of health insurance, Medicaid, medicare, Social Security, or other traditional public assistance, they reasoned the poor masses would have to work or starve. They all agreed that desperate men and women would work for whatever wages they could get; even if the wages were not fair or sufficient to survive. "How do we get voters to back us at this point?" one asked. They finally agreed on this strategy...

Get a charismatic leader who will, regardless of his personal beliefs, take an anti-abortion stance for the fundamental Christian vote; take a Second Amendment gun position, suggesting everyone should have the right to possess automatic weapons; and condemn anyone who wants to protest the American flag. They all toasted to their plan and agreed that their Grandchildren would all be 'Captains of Industry'.

David R. Defuniak Springs 

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