“Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing often and for the same reasons.”
Ode to the Stinking Bums
Mark Twain was half right in his assessment about politicians. But these infantile politicians are completely dependent upon an unfit, parental unit of greedy and most often sociopathic private sector of corporate and investment elites, who purchase and control these odious, stinking bums. Who is monitoring the architects on this War on America’s Middle Class? Oh right. There is a designated “Middle Class Czar”, Joe Biden. HA!
Over the weekend, General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner was asked to resign by the Obama administration, citing the auto manufacturer’s efforts under his watch as “unsatisfactory.” For all the criticism of whiny American union members with their audacious requests for decent pay and benefits adjusted to the cost of living, note how the bucks keep trickling up to the top, courtesy Joe Taxpayer, while our corporate and political elites are selling off American jobs to the third world. Let’s not forget who precisely comprises Obama’s Economic Advisory board of private sector investors who stand to profit most wildly through this Great Wealth Redistribution Scheme by exterminating America’s educated middle class. When will America start monitoring and making accountable this stealth ilk?
As Rob Oak at the Economic Populist reports here, GM’s people are being squeezed by the steady hand of the Obama administration.
Power to the People or to the Plutocracy? But why should an auto industry CEO be asked to step down and not a bank CEO? It wasn’t so long ago where yours truly reported here on William Greider’s speculation that Wall Street’s AIG bailout would “bring down one or both political parties, take your choice.” Back in Septemeber, 2008, recall Hank Paulson, who breathlessly insisted "We need this to be clean and quick." Hmm. Why would that be? Because the U.S. Senate Bill was secretly designed to help foreign banks.
Once it finally becomes obvious that the fishy Goldman Sachs & Friends Wall Street Bailout was designed to eradicate America’s white collar middle class and is the ultimate transference of wealth and power grabbing by and for a few insiders, this distinctly American diaper of a TV Reality show will already be in the can.
Where is the righteous indignation and outrage? Add to that a few well-placed Wall Street Goldman Sach$ insiders and it is clear to see why the Motor City is being taken over by a few elites leading this War on America’s Middle Class. Isn’t the Wall Street Bailout Bill designed to sell American white collar jobs to India? Who wasn’t in a better position than Hank Paulson’s insider protégé, Neel Kashkari (pronounced cash - carry) of Goldman Sachs to pave the way?
General Motors will however receive “adequate working capital” over the next 60 days to produce reorganization plan acceptable to the administration- not to mention Wagoner’s $20 million retirement package reward.
In the meantime, for all of Obama’s rhetoric of “taxing the rich”, his plan is targeting the working middle class instead of requiring the upper 3% to pay thru their hubris stuffed nostrils. This bracket is, after all, comprised of the worst abusers of economic exploitation. So far, the Obama administration is succeeding in creating a monumental class war of uniting the poor and the wealthy against the middle class in America.
Heck of a job, Barry and Timmeh. But this wasn’t what the “Yes We Can” enthusiasts had really opted for.
Or was it?
Either way, it is sickening to know that parting CEOs like GM’s Rick Wagoner whom our president politely kicked out of the company still get to walk away with $20 million while its workers struggle to keep their jobs and some semblance of a living wage to support themselves and their families in America’s aggressive race to the, odious, stinking bottom.
Party on, plebes!