Thursday, May 14, 2009

Who's Ruling America? FIRE THE BOSS

(Courtesy Naomi Klein)

“The banks, frankly own the place.”-Democratic Majority Whip Dick Durbin

In his article entitled Who Rules America? Paul Craig Roberts answers that the military/security lobby, the financial gangsters, and AIPAC rule America. How is it that “the same financial gangsters whose unbridled greed and utter irresponsibility have wiped out half of Americans’ retirement savings, sent the economy into a deep hole, and threatened the US dollar’s reserve currency role” keep getting elected and Americans do nothing to stop them?

Despite it all, a majority of “the people’s representatives” voted as the discredited banksters instructed. Roberts explains what motivate$ our elected “representative$” to wage war on America’s middle class:

“It is not difficult to understand why. Among those who defeated the homeowners bill are senators Jon Tester (Mont), Max Baucus (Mont), Blanche Lincoln (Ark), Ben Nelson (Neb), Many Landrieu (La), Tim Johnson (SD), and Arlan (sp) Specter (Pa). According to reports, the banksters have poured a half million dollars into Tester’s campaign funds. Baucus has received $3.5 million; Lincoln $1.3 million; Nelson $1.4 million; Landrieu $2 million; Johnson $2.5 million; Specter $4.5 million.
The same Congress that can’t find a dime for homeowners or health care appropriates hundreds of billions of dollars for the military/security complex. The week after the Senate foreclosed on American homeowners, the Obama “change” administration asked Congress for an additional $61 billion dollars for the neoconservatives’ war in Iraq and $65 billion more for the neoconservatives’ war in Afghanistan. Congress greeted this request with a rousing “Yes we can!”

Banksters = bad. Check. Politicians = bad. Check. Greedy corporate overlords = bad. Check. So now what? One Big Money Party. Check. It’s easy to complain about them, and apparently impossible to stop them. This is why millions of Americans voted for Nader, knowing that Obama, as Roberts explains, is insulated from the issues that face the majority of Americans and that this presidency means a present and future life of “leisure” for him and his family as he carries out his handlers’ war on the American middle class for personal gain. He will end his term a much wealthier man at the expense of our citizens’ lives and livelihoods. Is this what he was elected for?

So who’s ruling America? They are. Unless, of course, everyone FINALLY stops electing these faux “representatives of the people” and starts taking up Naomi Klein to Fire the Bosses.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This post is awesome.
These bastard fucks. WHO is voting for them? Are they nuts? YES. This has to stop.