"Capitalism will always survive in the United States as long as the government is willing to use socialism to bail it out."
Ralph Nader's father
Like an exceptionally violent scene from "The Sopranos", the American People are being held hostage to the wealthiest cabal in the world in order for them to become even more wealthy. There is a loaded gun to our head that says "Either give us your money or you will lose everything."
"Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears."
Robert W. Sarnoff
This situation was hardly unexpected. The housing and finance bubble had been described, documented, detailed for years. It was like a round of musical chairs, shifting the money around as if it was the green pea in some shell game in Chinatown.
Well now the music has stopped.
We all knew that the escaping Bush regime would engineer one last fleecing, a well placed poison pill if you will, a parting "gift" to the American People. It could have taken the shape of another false flag phony terrorist operation or a much anticipated invasion of Iran. As it turns out, those options were frivolous compared to the daring, daylight robbery of every man woman and child in the United States of America.
Today with constituents telling Congress to vote "nay" 100 to 1, the 700 billion dollar toothless taxpayer give-away program was defeated in the House of Representatives 228-205. They haven't told us where the money is going to or where it is coming from. It sounds like another example of faith based legislation. If this plan is passed with no mandate for finance regulation, executive pay caps, taxpayer warrants (paybacks), no help for homeowners in trouble and most importantly, no prosecution for the guilty, it cannot be called a "rescue plan" but is rather a hijacking of the personal wealth of the common people for the greater benefit of the already filthy rich. The word on Wall Street late last week was that the champagne bottles were already popping after Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced his corporate welfare bailout in a three page, no frills document that republican presidential candidate John McCain said he hadn't even read well into Tuesday of the following week. This plan is worthy of the Gambino family and the kicker is that $700,000,000,000 will not begin to satiate the hunger of the herd of pigs that are now lining up at the feedbag. Hear them squeal? I think what will probably happen if this bill never passes is that Wall Street will sober up and realize that they can't make any money unless they get back to work. A tremendous amount has already been made and the bailout would be the icing on the cake. Ultimately they will come to terms with this and get back to business. If the bill does pass, then this will be just the beginning as in any blackmail, there is always more to come. Nothing will have changed. Hopefully the American People will finally have the resolve to say NO and not succumb to these overfed piglets.
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that grow up around them will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."