So, the memo has gone out. “Fiscal Cliff” is the new code, to scare people about the economy. Let us keep our tax handouts to the richest 1%, or we’ll threaten you with economic calamity and drive you off a financial cliff. We’ll threaten to crash your economy. Again.
Didn’t you do that to us already? Ooh. Pass TARP or you won’t be able to get any more loans! Okay. We passed it. Economy still went down the toilet! Do we need a rush on the banks? Just take all our money OUT of Wall Street’s Casino?
Is the GOP a Threat to National Security? Did the wars make us more secure? Some argue, it has actually made us less safe.
"The woman who sent a picture of American caskets from Iraq that ran in the Seattle Times (and was then spread around the Web) got fired for it. During the Bush/Cheney regime, the public were not allowed to see the horrors of war." via: The Memory Hole
The Persistence of Time by Dali. photo: ideachampions.com
Whose ideas will prevail?
Will the 1%, who control the world’s resources, continue to fool the people into thinking they’re on their side?
Or, will history repeat itself, and people wake up, when the suffering has become enough?
Warren Buffett plays ukelele. Photo: weakonomics.com
It appears Warren Buffet agrees with Palomino Road. It’s time to take the diapers off, and stop coddling the super rich. During the depression, everyone sacrificed to help revive the economy. It’s time for those with the money, to invest in this country, or pay their fair share of taxes, since they enjoy using our infrastructure so much. Clinton’s tax rates didn’t break the economy, in fact, we had record growth.
Thank you, John Stewart.
John Coffee, The Daily Show, Aug. 10, 2011.
Loan sharks corner the market as banks and rating agencies have been caught with their hand in the cookie jar one too many times. How long before we stop running scared, letting them run the show? How long, before actions are heinous enough for those who are allowing them to perpetrate these economic catastrophucks say enough? And when will those who say they want to be fiscally conservative learn that threatening to default for grandstanding ended up costing taxpayers more money.