I couldn't agree more. If I vote for a Democrat or a Republican, I'm voting for Goldman Sachs and therefore, voting for Wall Street to rape the middle class. For the first time in my 50+ years, I feel that I must vote for a third party candidate. With the exception of a few people like Bernie Sanders, neither side can be trusted. Sure they'll promise us a rose garden, talk big about all the financial reform they are going to impose but in the end, it's all talk.
If you haven't read Taibbi's article, you should. It lays out very clearly the betrayal.
Obama's Big Sellout
The president has packed his economic team with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out giveaway
Barack Obama ran for president as a man of the people, standing up to Wall Street as the global economy melted down in that fateful fall of 2008. He pushed a tax plan to soak the rich, ripped NAFTA for hurting the middle class and tore into John McCain for supporting a bankruptcy bill that sided with wealthy bankers "at the expense of hardworking Americans." Obama may not have run to the left of Samuel Gompers or Cesar Chavez, but it's not like you saw him on the campaign trail flanked by bankers from Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. What inspired supporters who pushed him to his historic win was the sense that a genuine outsider was finally breaking into an exclusive club, that walls were being torn down, that things were, for lack of a better or more specific term, changing.
Then he got elected.
Read the rest of the article here.