Friday, January 18, 2008

"Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at YOUR Expense"

“Nothin’s happenin’ on Shakedown Street…it used to be the heart of town.”
-The Grateful Dead-

Happy Friday, Loserettes!

Did the boss pick up the tab for lunch today? I HOPE so.

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez from Democracy Now interview Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston as he discusses his new book, Free Lunch : How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (And Stick “You” with the Bill).

Johnston reveals how government subsidies and new regulations have quietly funneled money from the poor and the middle class to the rich and politically connected.

Like frogs sitting in a pot of slowly boiling water, I’d say the sheeple are “quietly” down with that. And if the GOP is the party of Big Daddy, then the Democrats are the party of Big Pimps.



The Wendigo said...

Big PIMPS. I dig it.

Would Pete, Linc and Julie dig it, though. That's the question.

2Truthy said...
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2Truthy said...

Ruling elites know that the 'global economy' is a house of cards designed for a very small percentage of corporate elites worldwide to prosper. Are you sick of all the "global" this and "global that" yet?

All that wonderful, shiny happy people rhetoric is NOT meant for people with portfolios under six figures...The best I can see from all of the glorious, "we are all so connected now via teh internets" jive is that the Google snoople-masters (burning and yearning to be down with the entertainment industry) can now keep us all 'protected' from our own keystrokes by monitoring and conditioning the cultural dialogue before the rest of us even know what that dialogue is: Witness the the Left's hyper-pushback on Kucinich. They WHINE that the media is the big, bad monster and everyone believes that Grimm's fairy tale -- but tech/entertainment money is behind this push back.

Anyway, that's why I find the 3 Dem frontrunners (PL&J reality show replacements) that media/entertainment and tech industry money are backing so fucking "entertaining". True, they trust Edwards the least, by only marginally.