Business as Usual

“Business as usual” has failed America. It would be difficult to find an American anywhere who would say that they are happy with the direction the country has taken in the last few decades. It would be nearly impossible to find a citizen of this great nation who would tell you that things are just fine the way they are, except perhaps on Wall Street and in Washington, DC. The great statesman William Jennings Bryan once famously referred to the “struggle between the idle holders of idle capital and the struggling masses who produce the wealth and pay the taxes of the country.” For many years the idle holders of idle capital have been pulling the strings of our government. While regular Americans are suffering, while the middle class is shrinking and corporations are outsourcing the best jobs overseas, while our young soldiers have gone off to fight and die for our freedom, the only priority of our government has been tax cuts for the rich and laws that allow megacorporations and banks to make more money.

However, as President Andrew Jackson said, when the goal of the law is “to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society… have a right to complain of the injustice of their government.” We Americans have certainly earned the right to complain, because our government has been unjust. For years, the Republicans and Democrats have distracted us with arguments over social issues while both parties have devoted themselves to lining their pockets and the pockets of their friends on Wall Street. They have concentrated more and more of our country’s wealth in their own hands, where it sits idle, instead of going to working people who would spend it and help us all prosper.

It’s time for real Americans to take a stand against the government and the corporate agenda and put an end to business as usual. That’s why I, Art Drew, have decided to run for President in 2016. My goal is to restore the government to its proper role as a servant of the people and ensure the United States remains a prosperous land of the free and home of the brave. I hope you’ll join me.