images-2The shops in Mid-town Los Angeles were buzzing today.

As I sat on the bus I looked out at all the people and cars that filled the sunny streets outside the shopping center. I rejoiced. “Ah, the U.S. economy is doing well,” I smiled to myself. This post-Christmas shopping rush will boost the economy. I felt happy, pleased.

Yet much of this business, this cash flow, this money train was headed to the overflowing coffers of the 1%. Not to me. Not you either. (Most likely you’re not in the 1% either, like 99% likely you’re not in the 1%)

The money goes to the rich. The rich get richer. The poor get more action movies.

Yet, there I was, and here I still am, sitting on the bus looking out at the busy human spectacle, happy for the economy.

Happy for them. Happy for the rich 1%.

Now that’s control.

To conclude this week’s As I Sat On The Bus entry, here’s a quote

“There’s a sucker born every minute.” P.T. Barnum

and a political song by Bumba