An Open Letter to Sec. Clinton and a Serious Warning

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Let’s all be realistic and look at what’s going on right now in politics and the presidential election. Sec. Clinton will win and be the first female president of the United States. This is a huge accomplishment and a well deserved historic and congratulatory moment in our history.

Sec. Clinton I beg you to take the anger in the country seriously. We saw extreme anger on the left, which led to the huge success of Bernie Sanders. We also saw it on the right with the even more hugely success of Donald Trump.

This anger cannot and must not be ignored.

If you do get to the Oval Office your first main priority must be to understand and deal with the anger that is going on. Ignoring it won’t make it go away; it will just make people even more angry.

What do I think you should focus on immediately?

  • The economy. As your husbands advisor James Carville said “It’s the economy, stupid.” That was true back then and it’s even more true today. There are tens of millions of people who can’t find a job, can’t find a job that can support their family and many millions who have given up.
  • The lackluster/failing economy is what fuels most people’s anger. People can’t find jobs, can’t get ahead and justifiably are very angry about that. You’re first priority is to get a job creation bill going. Not just for ‘infrastructure’ but also for all jobs. Young people can’t find employment and neither can people over 45. This must immediately be addressed.
  • Don’t make the mistake of the Obama administration of flaunting all of the job creation. Everyone knows that the jobs created are subpar and have not helped the economy grow. Under GWBush the economy was growing at over 5%; Obama’s average is under 2%. That can’t continue.
  • Another thing I think people are very angry about is the complete lack of faith in the government. You must try to make the government work for people. All everyday Americans see are politicians who earn way more than they do, do nothing all day but block bills. That makes people furious and not want to participate in the voting process because, does it make a difference?
  • You can prove it does make a difference.

Bernie Sanders is correct in many of his views about how dysfunctional our government actually is. He does not give many details about how to change it, that will fall on you Sec. Clinton.

The anger, the income inequality, the corporate greed at the expense of the people are going to explode. You, as our hopeful next POTUS, need to put these issues front and center to start changing them.

Lip service won’t work, we have a public that is about to explode in their anger. You need to not only acknowledge the anger of the people and accept responsibility for the governments role in it but you must address and work to fix the issues.

Now is the time to leave no one behind. Now is the time to address the public anger. It is critical that you do this as the anger is so high on both sides of the aisle.

Sec. Clinton, I know you can do this as long as you focus on the immediate priorities. Call me, I have many ideas to fix things.

Prove people wrong, you aren’t a corporate owned politician and that you have the peoples best interest at heart.

You can rise higher than anyone would have guessed or not. Your choice

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Even The 0.01 Percent Are Feeling It

12ae7efc74ab95a573504f6e509c1dfd_largeThere was an article today that I found to be good news, in an off handed way. The article went in to great detail about how high end luxury brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton and Prada are seeing significant declines in sales of their staple logo items.

You can read the full article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/louis-vuitton-and-guccis-nightmares-come-true-wealthy-shoppers-dont-want-flashy-logos-anymore/2015/06/15/e521733c-fd97-11e4-833c-a2de05b6b2a4_story.html?hpid=z5

One of the main reasons for the decline in sales is that wealthy customers feel uncomfortable wearing such flashy and ostentatious items when others around them are getting laid off and could never afford a bag that costs $5,800.

Why do I think this is good news? Because the most fortunate, economically, around us are starting to feel the great divide in wealth. They are starting to understand how others might feel. This is shown in the drastic slowing down of sales from these stores.

Perhaps, if the wealthiest people of the Country start feeling uncomfortable then maybe they will help solve income inequality. Wouldn’t that be great, having everyone try to solve the problem.

It was Henry Ford who once said that he had to pay his employees well. Why? Because, otherwise they couldn’t afford to buy his cars.

There has to be a better way to get America working again. Yes, we have seen job gains. But, those job gains pay nowhere near the jobs that were lost. Every news publication has stated that the vast majority of the recovery has gone only to the top 1%. It is also widely known and documented that aside from the youth unemployment, there are 10s of millions of 45 year olds and over who can’t find work.

This must change. Hopefully a new president and a new administration will make it happen. President Obama was unable to and he quit trying years ago. The financial advice he was given to boost the economy in 2009 was not to his backers liking, so he chose not to employ it.

This is something I read a while back that I absolutely love. John Rockefeller back in his day was the richest man on earth. In todays dollars and GDP the man was worth $340 Billion. Making people like Bill Gates look middle class. After Rockefeller built Rockefeller Center in Manhattan he and his sons ran their empire from there.

Years later John D. Rockefeller was in the process of handing over the reigns of his empire to his sons. His sons renovated their offices, with 20 foot ceilings, dynamic views and everything top notch luxury.

When John D. walked in and saw what was done he asked his son: “Just who are you trying to impress?”

I love that, the richest man ever on earth not interested in impressing others. Secure people are not interested in impressing others. Which brings me back to those tacky logo LV, Gucci and Prada items. Who do these people want to impress?

I do think it’s a great start if the  0.01% of the Country starts to understand the plight of others there might be, just might be, attainable progress that can be made in ending the Gilded Age.