Lessons Learned: You want more of the same? Then continue to vote for more of the same–a Democrat or a Republican– and you will get more of the same. We have more than 261 Wall Street millionaires in Congress and it doesn’t make any difference if they are a Republican or a Democrat. KICK THEM ALL OUT IN 2012! Replace them with Independents from the 99%.
January 29, 2011
Connect the Dots: Both Tunisia and Egypt were poster children for the IMF
It should be no surprise as to why the people of Tunisia and Egypt are revolting. Up until 2011, Tunisia has consistently been paraded and touted as an ideal state and as a model of success and development by the U.S., the E.U., the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. Never once have the human right violations, the murders, and the repression in Tunisia been criticized by any of these bodies or their officials. In 1991 Egypt yoked itself to an IMF structural adjustment program and embarked on a series of wide-ranging economic reforms. Its remarkable levels of GDP were offered up as proof that Washington consensus blueprints drawn up by the millionaires in our Congress for the developing world do work.
President Hosni Mubarak signed up to an IMF loan that was conditional on economic liberalization. Those conditions – relaxed price controls, reduced subsidies, an opening up of trade – were met with gleeful abandon.
February 19, 2011
The Majority pay for the very thugs that the rich hire to beat us up.
If you think that what is happening in Wisconsin is anything new on the American “Democracy” scene, you are wrong. It is just more of the same mistreatment of the majority by the minority rich of the USA. The political cartoon below is from an 1874 newspaper. It depicts the 1874 police attack of New York City workers and the unemployed who gathered to demand public jobs programs. Such police violence against working people was common in the Gilded Age. (Courtesy America Social History Project)
March 29, 2011
Amazing what some people will believe—anything but that they are part of the problem.
Forcing Masataka Shimizu to resign is no solution to prevent future disasters like this. Shimizu replaced a CEO who failed his shareholders three years ago and that CEO replaced a CEO before him for the same “crime” against the shareholders.The real criminal is the corrupt system of Wall Street itself and that includes the greedy demands not only of CEOs but of shareholders as well. If we are to be rounding up scapegoats, we better include every person who owns stock in Tokyo Electric Power too since they didn’t sell their stock years ago when reports were being issued of questionable and risky practices undertaken by this company. Same goes for the stockholders of other Wall Street Corporations.
April 24, 2011
The problem with Washington? 261 millionaires controlling the national dialogue, assisted by Wall Street Corporate Media.
Solution: Main Street Americans need to start talking to one another and selecting candidates to run in 2012 as Independents and Green Party candidates who are not millionaires and who care about job creation and reducing not only the deficit, but also the debt. These are people who are connected to Main Street—not Wall Street.
May 23, 2011
As most Taxpayers of the U.S. and Europe languish in poverty, millions are being spent for the rich to discuss it.
I read this afternoon in Radio France Internationale that France is to mobilize over 12,252 police, gendarmes and troops as the leaders of the eight richest developed countries are set to gather in the fashionable seaside resort of Deauville in northern France on Thursday.
June 29, 2011
What would it look like if Congress really cared about anyone other than themselves?
One thing is certain, it wouldn’t look like this:
July 25, 2011
Washington can go to hell and take both parties with it.
If this is the best that the Democrats AND the Republicans can do, then we the people must find replacements for ALL of them and we must start now!. If Social Security and Medicare–two programs that work for the majority of Americans–are cut in any way, it is the fault of the leadership and the Congressional members of BOTH parties.
KICK THEM ALL OUT IN 2012 and their phony Debt Ceiling “debates” with them!
August 30, 2011
Reminder to 80% of Americans: We outnumber the rich. It’s time we took over.
September 26, 2011
If you think that one political party is better than the other, you have not been paying attention.
October 31, 2011
Tell Congress and their Wall Street Buddies to shove the myth of Private Sector being more efficient than the Government Sector
Of Course Congressional Members don’t mind Wall Street Corporations Not Paying Taxes
Summary: At least 44% of Congress (the millionaires) get paid regardless–besides, although they like to gripe at the 35% income tax they are supposed to pay, I doubt that any of them have EVER paid 35% of their income in taxes–EVER!General Electric (GE) [106 members of Congress own stock in GE - 52 Democrats and 54 Republicans] Untaxed foreign profit: $94 billion Tax Haven: US
Strategy: An army of 1000 former IRS accountants keeps GE’s taxes near zero,Pfizer (PFE) [63 members of Congress own stock in Pfizer- 31 Democrats and 32 Republicans]
Untaxed foreign profit: $48.2 billion Tax Havens: Global
Strategy: HC Industry keeps more profits overseas than any other industry
December 23, 2011
Judges are criticizing the SEC for being too Easy on Wall Street
Summary: Mary Schapiro, who Obama put in charge of the SEC, is just another one of his corporate stooges for Wall Street. Why on earth would anyone expect anything more than a hand slap for Wall Street criminals from the former CEO of Duke Energy, one of the largest Wall Street criminals of all? When she took over, Duke Energy in 1999, it ranked 46th as the worst polluter in the USA. After 9 years of Mary’s leadership in 2008, Duke Energy ranked as the #13 worst polluter in the USA. That’s some regulating, Mary. They also love cutting off the tops of mountains–another great recommendation for Mary and her respect for the environment and people.