A Few Thoughts On The Occupy Wall Street Movement
Repubs vs. Dems: A False Dichotomy
Vote Republican? The Repubs increased debt from around $5.6tr in
2000 to over $10tr by 2008. They also passed the massive social
entitlement program Medicare Part D without any mechanism for actually
paying the tab. The party of small government and fiscal conservatism
you say? Yea, right.
Vote Democrat? The Dems supported the bailout of the banks, the
funding of ruinous foreign wars started by the Repubs, the re-nomination
of Ben Bernanke as the head of the Fed and appointed to the highest
offices of White House influence - the very architects that helped
create the global financial disaster we currently face. Summers,
Geithner, Rubin and many others have had President Obama’s ear since day 1.
You think those guys are advocating a solution which would see the
banks actually take write-downs and losses as any other business would
have to? Not likely.
Both major parties spend enormous time and money maintaining theirEditor's Note: As always, thank you all for your comments. They provide more information then we can ourselves publish. We encourage more participation and would like to remind all of you that our "Comment" section now allows for specific replies to each comment as well as to the reply itself thus creating a "thread" and discussion.
own power bases of large, wealthy campaign contributors to try and
outspend their competition in the next election. When they win, they
serve their campaign contribution masters well with the hopes that this
process will be rinse, wash and repeat the next time around. Both
parties support no term limits. Both parties support liberal campaign
finance laws. Both parties kowtow to Wall Street.
So what’s a disenfranchised, frustrated, out-of-work lower or middle class citizen to do?
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