When members of the Middle Class donate to a politician they rarely participate in writing the legislation for the politicians they support. However, when very wealthy corporatist donate and fund campaigns with millions of dollars their teams of lawyers and lobbyists help design and write the legislation favoring their needs. This is in no way Democracy at work and not Fascism in its purest sense. It is the beginnings of a Corporate Fascism having anarchical tendencies. It is a syncretic politics having an ideology associated with Libertarianism. They reject liberal democracy and majority rule. We can see it in the new congressional rules requiring a super-majority vote to overturn a filibuster. This in and of itself takes away the rule by the majority and places it in the hands of the minority. Minority rule is extremely important to the success of corporate governance since the few are represented by the governing Party at the expense of the majority of the Nation’s citizens.
This new governance emphasizes the use of private enterprise rather than public enterprise. It supports the criminalization of labor strikes and elimination of collective bargaining. It reinforces partisan politics, so as too, divide the electorate in extreme positions of ideology. Corporate Fascists are extremely right of the traditionally defined liberal and conservative point of view. Corporate Fascists do not favor equality among living entities and are not in favor of the removal of economic inequalities among people. They are extremely anti-egalitarian in nature. The tendency of this type of governance results in an excessive inequality of wealth and income.
Corporate Fascists are Free Market zealots. The economic and political policies of corporate fascist politicians tend to emphasize and sustain the economic and social inequalities created in society. Tax policy is written to enhance the wealth and income of the very rich. The wealthy defend these entitlements arguing they are necessary for Job Creation in the private sector. The preservation of wealth inheritance drives the extremism. However, the reality of the global market is in direct conflict with the illusion created to perpetuate the fallacies of Corporate Fascism.
Consumer demand is down and companies will not invest or hire whether it is a service or the production and sale of a product. What should be obvious to everyone in America is that the claim American Corporate fascists are making and what drives their whole argument for tax breaks designed to benefit the Corporations and the very wealthy is a complete lie. The Corporations are not the Job Creators. Consumer Demand is the true force of job creation and wealth. Without consumer demand corporations reduce production and lay off workers. When the wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few; the few do not provide enough consumption to ignite the economy. Global economics has created mass production but has failed to provide mass consumption. Mass consumption requires mass consumers and the politics of emerging nations have prevented the sharing in the wealth of nations. The wealth in the emerging nations is flowing to the few who have concentrated political power by oppression. This is what is occurring in America. Corporate power has influenced elections, corrupted our politics, and now is oppressing the Middle Class. A continuously growing and economically strong Middle Class is the vehicle of mass consumption and consumer demand. A Global economic philosophy encouraging the development and sustainability of a Global Middle Class will be required to provide global consumption of the global mass production.