ILWQ Cross Post
Why anyone, much less a body of elected officials, invest in an evil system that is destroying not only our nation, but our planet? It is no hyperbole to say that Wall Street corporations pay others to murder people who threaten their profiteering all over the planet. Here are a few that fall into the category of murderers according to many who offer up convincing proof: Chiquita Brands, Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo.
Many others do it through skipping on the quality of their building materials and hiring unskilled workers to do the work required by skilled labor such as electricians. Why do they skimp? They skip so they can pay dividends to their middle men–the wealthy investors like members of Congress. In this category you can include just about all corporations listed on just about any stock exchange. We have examples like Halliburton whose shoddy wiring in Iraq led to the “accidental” electrocution of American soldiers. As far as I’m concerned that was no accident.
We have BP who poisoned the Gulf of Mexico and destroyed thousands of small businesses in a fiasco that the people in the Gulf states will take years if ever to recover from. And why? Because BP chose to take a risk with the quality of the lives of millions of Americans by not purchasing a safety valve that would have prevented this disaster. And the people we elected in Congress allowed them to do this. Instead of passing legislation to protect the majority. Why? Because at least 30% of them own stock in oil and gas corporations like BP. In fact, many BP stock owners like James Sensenbrenner, and Joe Barton sat on Congressional committees that “investigated” BP. We have a cynical bunch of rotten human beings in Washington DC who mock the American people at every turn.
All members of Congress are invested in Wall Street. 44% of the US Congress are Multimillionaire Wall Street Stock investors who have increased their personal wealth by hundreds of thousands of dollars–some of them like Pete Sessions and Nancy Pelosi, by millions–most likely by trading on insider information. ALL ON THE BACKS OF THE MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN WORKERS.
Wall Street has made millions for members of Congress over the past four years as American jobs have been slipping out of existence and our homes into foreclosure. How has this money been made? It has been made by cutting costs. Cutting costs puts money into the Corporate coffers and into the pockets of their wealthy investors. How to do they cut costs? They cut costs by firing Americans and selling off assets of the companies where Americans once worked.
There is overwhelming evidence that members of Congress vote to increase and protect their own personal wealth–even when such votes go against the best interests of the majority of their constituents. Afterward, they are so cynical and callous that they have the nerve to brazenly promote what they have done as if it is a benefit to the people they are supposed to serve. Pete Sessions, for example, in the 32nd U.S. Congressional district of Texas has been going around bragging about the Korean Trade Agreement that was recently passed.
To listen to Sessions, you would think that the Korean Trade Agreement was going to create thousands of jobs in his district of over 192,000 children living in poverty. His rhetoric is nothing but a collection of bold-faced lies. The U.S. Congressional Budget Office has declared that the Korean Trade Agreement will ship 169,000 jobs overseas and will increase the US Trade deficit by $16 billion. These three one-sided trade agreements passed by an overwhelming vote of our Wall Street Congress and our Wall Street White House Administration will make them and their Wall Street buddies richer and the rest of us and our nation, poorer.
And it’s not just Republicans. The Democrats are as bad as the Republicans. They are all there to protect their personal wealth.
Two initial qualifying questions for all candidates in 2012. Unless the answer is “no” to both questions, look elsewhere for another candidate.
1. Are you a millionaire ?
2. Do you own any Wall Street stock?
Don’t tell me that choices are limited! Go to the website for your Secretary of State today and see what it takes for you to run as an Independent candidate. We can create our own candidates to replace the shysters who currently pretend to serve us in Washington D.C.
NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE UNTIL WE REMOVE THE MAJORITY OF THOSE CURRENTLY SITTING ON THEIR ASSES IN WASHINGTON DC. That folks is the final word. We can protest until the cows come home and go back out to pasture again. Nothing will change until we unseat the majority of the bastards who are now in Congress and the White House. We must replace them with Americans who actually do care about the majority of us.
Believe it and start acting on it while there is still time for the elections of 2012 if you give a damn about the USA.
Congress has a different perspective from the majority of the American people. Their votes and the legislation they have been supporting for the past 10 years makes perfect sense for them. It is good for them. Some of them even assuage their guilt by saying that it will “trickle down” to the rest of us. It’s been 11 years of the Bush tax cuts for the rich. How much “trickle” have you seen?
Wake up folks before they literally take the shirts off our children’s backs. BE A PATRIOT. STAND UP AND RUN FOR OFFICE AS AN INDEPENDENT. You never know what you can do until you do it. If I can do it, ANY American can do it. No I may not win, but I may be able to light the way for another.
One thing is certain, people who care will keep the conversation focused on topics that matter. We will make those who don’t look like the greedy idiots that they are. We must be out there and publicly pushing the real issues and challenging the rest of them on their phony political rhetoric and standard cliches.
You may be just the person we need, but we will never know it unless you stand up and take a chance.
ADDENDUM ADDED AFTER POST:
Special Appeal to All Texans: You have three days left. December 15 is the last day you have to file an Intent to Run as an Independent for U.S. Congress in 2012. We have 32 Congressional district. I believe it is possible to replace at least 16 of them with Independents from the 99%. That’s a lot of folks to send to Washington.
Tell your friends. Pass this information on.
It doesn’t cost a dime. All you need to do is download a one page form. Complete it and fax it to the person at the Texas Secretary of State’s office who handles these filings, Kim Thoule.
HERE IS THE FORM:
Complete it. Get it notarized and then fax it to:
You can always change your mind if you decide not to run, but after December 15 you cannot change your mind if you do decide to run–not in Texas anyway.