Future wisdom

In a November 2nd article, economist Walter Williams points out that the wealthy like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and other billionaires have no direct way of forcing any of us to do anything, while a $50,000 a year local clerk has the power to determine the school system we send our kids to, give or deny permission to build or improve our homes, determine whether we can open a business then place restrictions upon how we operate it, and on and on. It’s people in government, not the wealthy, that have the power to coerce us to live within their limits, take what is rightfully ours and use it as they see fit. The wealthy are encouraged to influence the people in government to pass laws, rules and regulations that will benefit them at the expense of the rest of us. It’s illogical to blame the wealthy or even the people in government when it’s the system that’s at fault. This was written less than a week before the election, so I don’t know how it will turn out, but in future elections we all need to vote for candidates we believe will work to change the system and not just blame politicians or the wealthy for the conditions of our country and localities.

Phil Underwood

Montoursville

Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

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