That's the long term plan. You get no return on checking, savings, money market, municipals, etc. so the only game in town is the stock market. Then after all your money is invested, you get dividend cuts with falling prices. And they wonder why people sell drugs on street corners.
Slavery never was abolished, it just took a new form.
The effects of corporatism, or as an observer once said,
"Corporatism might as well be called fascism"
Bennito Mussolini........Italy's fascist dictator.
I'm not too optimistic going forward. Post election, we have the same old & tired mindsets in the Senate, House, and Presidency --no change even after billions were wasted on campaigns. We have 1 million unskilled immigrants flowing into the country annually. The cost of food, fuel, insurance, home utilities, and health care keep going up. We have 50% of college graduates unable to find jobs. Jobs are not keeping pace with population growth, and we hand billions in foreign aid to countries that hate our guts and want to slit our throats. Does this sound like sane government of, by, and for the people?
The long term plan is to make all the public poor so they can keep dropping wages and put you 'over a barrel'. That way the corporate stocks go up and profits for the rich are there, at our expense of course.