Time for a Cool Change
Posted by politicalpartypooper on March 10, 2010
I couldn’t say it better myself, so I’ll just leave a link to the internet post of the day, and a few of my comments which you all can’t wait for everyday. That post lists fifteen reasons why it might be time for a revolution of values in this country. Here are just a few of them:
Look at what our current system has brought us and ask if it is time for a revolution?
Over 2.8 million people lost their homes in 2009 to foreclosure or bank repossessions – nearly 8000 each day – higher numbers than the last two years when millions of others also lost their homes.
At the same time, the government bailed out Bank of America, Citigroup, AIG, Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the auto industry and enacted the troubled asset (TARP) program with $1.7 trillion of our money.
Wall Street then awarded itself over $20 billion in bonuses in 2009 alone, an average bonus on top of pay of $123,000.
At the same time, over 17 million people are jobless right now. Millions more are working part-time when they want and need to be working full-time.
There’s much more, but even that short list should get ninety percent of America’s blood to boil. After all, everything in that blockquote proves what I’ve been saying for years; that the two political parties have sold America out to the highest bidders…you know, the people with the cash..the rich people. You didn’t honestly think that your Twenty-Five Dollar donation to the Democratic or Republican Party was going to help save your job, did you?
That $25 went to helping Washington’s REAL constituents; the top one percent of earners in the US. They would thank you, but there’s so many of you, that they decided to fuck you instead.
The better to make you love them.
And I’ve been accused of being a Liberal because I call this type of fucking a “Plutocracy”? Take another look at that list, and show me who got bailed out? Show me who was allowed to bring our economic system to its knees, and show me what part of America has recovered nicely and what part is still sucking hind tit, if there’s even anything left to suck on at all?
Anyone who defends such a system of Welfare for the wealthy is either one of the wealthy, or so ignorant as to be mentally disabled.