American politics has become confused and distorted and not connected to the realities of the country or even the world situation. In the coming days I will have a look at this proposition, to if there is anything to this proposition.
See the article below and the quote from it below to get a hint as to why I think there is a gathering consensus. Then we discuss.
"Indeed, recent polling confirms the view that defending Wall Street remains a political nonstarter. Seventy-one percent of American adults believe the federal government has not been aggressive enough in pursuing possible criminal behavior by major Wall Street bankers, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll last month. That's up from 64 percent last year.
Americans are also expressing their displeasure with Wall Street via their own investment decisions. An April Gallup poll found that only 53 percent of American adults say that they have any money invested in the stock market right now — either in an individual stock, a stock mutual fund or a self-directed 401-K or IRA — down from 67 percent 10 years ago.
Any hope, then, that the sentiments expressed by the Occupy Wall Street movement represented only a fringe element of public opinion are misplaced."
Seventy-percent includes republicans, democrats, and and independents. And this is not just talk.Small investors are abandoning the stock market, correctly perceiving it as rigid for the super rich.