Re: Food, Clothing,Shelter should be controlled by government.
I don't know if everyone is bought and paid for, other than through their careers and mortgages. It's group mind control, everyone goes along.
The banksters are like royalty in our society. They have been given opulent arrangements that allow all wealth to funnel into their hands without any effort. All national governments legally give private banks the right to create credit... to loan to national governments. The result is indebted gov'ts that perpetually grovel to lenders for ongoing support, when with a simple difference in law no government would have a national debt.
Is there a particularly good reason why currency has to exist as a form of credit? It's your choice, it's a democracy after all. 8-)