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Insult to Injury

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on December 16, 2009

Insult to Injury

The Federal Government and IRS have just added Insult to Injury in providing tax break benefits to Citigroup.  What a crock of shit.  Kiss another 38 billion goodbye as this goes right into a new round of bonuses and estates that are all insulated from the real business of Banking that is raping the US Treasury at Bernanke & Gethner’s invitation.  This collusion between the Treasury and the IRS just inflated the price of stocks and creates a false indicator of banking health.  These greedy bastards deserve to cash in their assets to prop up their fucking failing institutions and we all should rip our cash out of their greedy paws and stash it under the mattress until real reform is in place.  If these banks were our businesses you bet we would be selling off the rolls royce, giving up the mountain house and the penthouse to pay the debts of the business but these Bankers just threaten to collapse the system and blackmail the government into giving away the treasury…  Not a bad job if you can get it.  Great set up from Baby boy, dumb as a box of rocks Bush and all part of the Bush-Cheney legacy…  Enjoy it republicans…

Let’s get tax breaks for we working folks, stop taxing the unemployment benefits, declare tax amnesty for 2010 for all business under 10 billion and raise the rates on those over 10 billion to 35%.  That makes sense.

Let’s get some real change going.

Let’s reduce the pay of all government employees by the rate of unemployment (10% currently) and put that money to paying off the national debt.  It makes sense to share the pain doesn’t it?

Let’s outlaw the lobbyists and the PAC money and restore the reality of Corporations not being humans and corporations do not have rights to free speech in purchasing politicians.  No single human should have the ability to donate more than $1,000 to any political candidate and let the bastards live in the real world instead of selling their votes to the highest bidders.  Stop the influence peddling dead in its tracks and do it now.

Let’s get to the root of the real problems in Washington, DC and outlaw closed-door and behind the scenes scheming with an Audit the Fed and abolish the Fed action now.  Get the Fat Cat bastards out of the mix and restore a government of the people, by the people and for the people instead of for the elite and the attorneys.

Censure and fire Joe Wilson, Joe Lieberman and the Blue Dog democrats and while we’re at it bring Bush, Cheney and the Republicans up on treason for their acts of war against the US citizens and the gross human rights violations they perpetrated.  Restore America and do it now.

The bill passed on financial reform is another hand-out to the Wall Street and Banking interests.

From the Huffington Post:

“Basically, the financial houses and the big banks are working [these amendments] real hard,” Stupak said. “Wall Street’s been working hard. We’ve been tripping over them all week. They’ve won this round.”

Public Citizen offered this explanation:

It’s no mystery why this legislation is not stronger. Wall Street spent $5 billion in political investments in the decade before the financial crisis to obtain deregulation and non-enforcement of existing rules.
Despite Wall Street having crashed the economy, nothing has changed on Capitol Hill. Wall Street continues to invest heavily in politics and wield enormous influence. More than 900 former federal employees, including 70 former members of Congress, are working as lobbyists for the financial services sector this year. Wall Street has spent more than $40 million on campaign contributions since November 2008.

“It was the single most important they needed to get right if they wanted to protect the system from future crises, and I don’t think they got it right,” Roper said.

It’s nice to know that our Purchased Politicians are working so hard to protect the American Citizens, isn’t it?

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  1. Jeff Mitchell said, on December 16, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I agree, but how do we do it? Bill Moyers and Howard Zinn have an interesting dialog at Alternet: http://www.alternet.org/story/144562/howard_zinn_and_bill_moyers_on_right-wing_demagogues_and_progressive_resistance?page=entire
    that addresses how historical political changes have been effected through populist efforts. I’m still at a loss, though, of how to gather and focus populist energy on actual progression rather than on right wingnut, tea-party, cult of Jesus nonsense.

  2. activecitizen54 said, on December 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Jeff:
    Great question and I wish there were a great answer. For me, pushing the people I know share similar views who are already in office, like Ron Paul, may seem like preaching to the choir but there is merit in the numbers of humans who have thrown support into a “cause” through existing systems.
    Maybe I’ll do a quick posting on “Political and Other Activism” to help provide directions to the others out there like me who want change, see the need for change and have difficult times obtaining change.
    Thanks for reading
    Kevin


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