In the 2016, $6.8 billion was spent on election campaigns for president and federal congressional seats. $6.8 billion. Obscene. At the same time, 15.4 million children in the U.S. lived below the poverty line. Meaning that 15.4 million children did not have adequate food to eat and did not eat three meals a day. $6.8 billion could have given every one of those children an extra $8.00 per week for a year for their school lunches.
The only way to break the perpetual cycles of money for promises and promises for money was to get the money out of the system and enact legislation in order that the same people could not perpetuate a broken system. Obviously. this was not in the best interests of the career politicians so they never did it.
By the beginning of the 21st century, serious fissures in the façade of a hopeful and prosperous future were starting to tear the U.S. apart.
In this world, there are two kinds of magic at work.
One simple plank in one simple platform will allow the the Democrats to sweep the 2018 mid-term elections: We promise to impeach Donald J. Trump
The reason that the 2018 electorate must be mobilized is because Trump is a reactionary who is not smart enough or educated enough or strategic