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The banksters have launched a new offensive in their never ending quest to get the rest of society to pay for the crisis they created and capitulate to a life of debt slavery.

It began with JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon participating in a one on one interview appropriately located at Neoliberal dream factory the Council On Foreign Relations in D.C.

Dimon claimed he did the Federal Reserve a favor by taking over Bear Stearns (at $2 a share) and that JP Morgan was expanding its business operations, including a recent move into Africa highlighting JP Morgan’s relationship with the energy industry (what could go wrong?). FYI, that means we now have a stronger “American Interest” there so defense cuts will have to wait.

The next day Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein appeared with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson – namesakes of the commission whose recommendation was to cut taxes for the rich yet again while forcing austerity on the 99% – to paint President Obama’s positions on the economy as the opposite “extreme” of the Republican position. Therefore of course Blankfein called for “compromise” between those “extremes.”

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So the banksters are not content to bribe Congress and throw money at both “extremists” running for President, they also want to set the terms of the debate for whomever wins – austerity for the poor, socialism for Wall Street. And hey, if the Federal Reserve makes you take a company for $2 a share then gives you endless loans while you get TARP from Congress, well somehow you have to find a way to make it through the day.

Guys, you aren’t fooling anyone with your phony patriotism and crocodile tears.

When Occupy called for transparency this wasn’t exactly the goal…