This is nothing 'new'. We have been on a downward spiral since Andrew Jackson "“I am a most unhappy man, I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men."
Then Thomas Jefferson said, “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
And now, a Television program about how our government works, titled the House of Cards character, Francis saying as he steps onto the street and encounters an irate screaming citizen the police have handcuffed to a light pole and says; “Nobody can hear you, nobody cares about you, nothing will come of your screaming, why don’t you let these nice gentlemen take you home.”
This is where we are. And no one has seen fit to change our direction since Andrew Jackson admitted to ruining our country. There are few in government who care to hear and care less about the 90% of us who struggle to squeak by. According to the power that be, nothing will come of our squeaky wheel.