Monday, March 30, 2009

Politicians (And Their Corporate Paymasters) Are Like Diapers

(Special thanks to Lynard Skynard)

“Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing often and for the same reasons.”
-Mark Twain

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!



Anonymous said...

Here is a new country music song playing all over the U.S:

"Shuttin Detroit Down"
John Rich


My daddy taught me that in this country everyone’s the same
You work hard for your dollar and you never pass the blame
When it don’t go your way
Now I see all these big shots whinin’ on my evening news
About how they’re losin’ billions and how it’s up to me and you
To come running to the rescue
Well pardon me if I don’t shed a tear ‘cause they’re selling make believe
And we don’t buy that here

Cause in the real world they're shutting Detroit down
While the boss man takes his bonus pay and jets out of town/
And DC’s bailing out the bankers as the farmers auction ground
Yeah while they’re living it up on Wall Street in that New York City town
Here in the real world there shuttin’ Detroit down.
They’re shuttin’ Detroit down.”

Well that old man’s been workin’ in that plant most all of his life
Now his pension plan’s been cut in half and he can’t afford to die
And it’s a crying shame ‘cause he ain’t the one to blame
When I look down and see his caloused hands
Let me tell you friend it gets me fightin’ mad

Cause in the real world there shutting Detroit down
While the boss man takes his bonus pay and jets out of town/
And DC’s bailing out the bankers as the farmers auction ground
Yeah while they’re living it up on Wall Street in that New York City town
Here in the real world there shuttin’ Detroit down.
They’re shuttin’ Detroit down.”

prezdumas said...

Let me get this straight. The media sez 400 AIG "executives" (EAT THE EXECUTIVES!) are entitled by the CONSTITUTION to their bonuses because they had a CONTRACT, even though they created this multi-trillion dollar world-wide financial meltdown, all by their very own short, bald "executive" asses!

In the meantime, thousands of innocent, hard working auto union members (WITH A CONTRACT!) don't have SHIT for CONSTITUTIONAL protection! They are the reason that GM is failing (pause for effect) and they need to tear up their contracts; get over themselves; and figure out how to live on the same "salary" as a WALMART "greeter" with dementia.

If this was FRANCE, they would be burning down the White House and guillotining our "let them eat cake" gay president.


Citizen Carrie said...

Thanks for the lyrics, Anonymous. If I'm sunning myself on Belle Isle, I'll crank up the volume of this song if I notice any enormous yachts with Qatari guests cruising past on the Detroit River.

If I didn't know any better, I'd swear this economic meltdown occurred just as planned in order to finish off the rest of the Middle Class.

As the Middle Class joins the ranks of the unworking poor, what do you think they will do to occupy their time? Innovate some higher tech pitchforks, possibly with built-in GPS devices, to make it easier to join up with each other on their way to DC?

Red Oak said...

CC: Innovate some higher tech pitchforks, possibly with built-in GPS devices, to make it easier to join up with each other on their way to DC?

Now there's the can-do American spirit!

Prezdumas: Only ignorant hysterical populists who would rather indulge their emotions than think are angry that taxpayers must honor and shell-out for AIG but not UAW contracts. At least, that's what some Very Smart Pundits keep telling me, and who am I to question their stern insistence that any interference in the current non-stop looting party will cause irreparable damage to the Rule of Law and the Sacred Social Contract that underpins our peaceful and prosperous society.

And, technically speaking, any sharp lawyer could come up with arguments about why AIG compensation is not like UAW pensions. The whole point of the exercise is to keep the Screeching Bobble-heads of CNBC, CNN, MsNBC, etc. flogging the "ignorant and dangerous populism" propaganda, because the greed-bags can win on that technicality, while they proceed apace with the wildly unconstitutional - and social-contract shredding - massive fraud and theft operation that is being fronted by AIG.

2Truthy said...

HaHa CC! Patent that quick:)

Pres-dum-ass? And here I thought that after Bush, you might 'change' your handle but I guess we've got more of the same, eh?

RO, and those bobble heads, with their incessant football game narrative as they avoid such boring issues like handing over ourjobs to the third world instead of to our taxpaying citizens who are PAYING OUT $1M PER HEAD FOR SOME AIG WANKER SALES GUYS IN LONDON.

Will someone explain to me again why our so-called progs are down with U.S. taxpayer money supporting everyone else around the globe but our citizens?

Speaking of those heads... Last night we were watching Olbermann and all of a sudden Sirota's smiling head turned up. (His hair looks different. Does anyone know if he got hair plugs or something? Maybe it was the lighter hair tint?)

Citizen Carrie said...

David Sirota just appeared in my Inbox. You're right. He seems to be sporting a Mel Kiper look (minus the widow's peak), and his hair is definitely a few shades lighter.