hey...if you're a private sector conservative, would you fetch me a soda??
have you ever noticed that all these so called economic geniuses/ theorists are working at a frenzied pace to blame the working class for the global economic meltdown. Their "work" consists of writing for private conservative (aka anti-union) papers or magazines, demonizing unions, teachers, nurses and public employees and saying NOTHING about the free market monetary systems they support that collapsed from the weight of greed and fraud..so while the conservatives catterwall about the working class and our increasing power, the real story is their inability to face the facts that Bush's retarded Texas cowboy act was extremely damaging to this country....now we are stabilizing the economy and I hope you are enjoying the nice little bull run on Wall Street..a better regulated Wall Street is a healthier America...
a few opinions from the web contrast the reality:
How public servants became our masters
Jan 13th 2010, 21:56 by Lexington
In REASON magazine, Steven Greenhut has a Jeremiad about public servants...
He opens with a tale from California, where hundreds of thousands of public servants have a "shield" in the state's record system between their car license plate numbers and their home addresses. This means they can run red lights with impunity, and are often let off other driving offenses. hey, how cool to be a county worker! you can run red lights!!??
What caused the Crisis?
As we celebrate year three of the Great Financial Crisis with the first official bailout of an entire country (Greece), I’m still astounded by the complete and utter lack of coverage the underlying cause of this Crisis has received.
Tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of articles and research reports have been written about the Crisis, and yet I would wager less than 1% of them actually bother talking about what caused it, let alone how the various efforts to stop it have in fact FAILED to address this key issue.
Remember back in 2007? At that time we were told it was all about Subprime mortgages. Then in 2008, we were told it was the investment banks, specifically Lehman Brothers’ failure and AIG’s credit default swaps. In 2009, we were told it was poor accounting standards and bad bets made by Wall Street. And here we are in 2010, and we’re still being told it was simply bad bets made by Wall Street.
All of these answers are partially right, but none of them are totally 100% accurate. Why? Because they fail to address the one underlying issue that links ALL of these items. I’m talking about the Black Hole of Finance: a bottomless pit that no official or regulator bothers mentioning in public because acknowledging it would mean acknowledging that all of the efforts to stop the Crisis are truly paltry.....
SO NOW YOU WANT TO GET MAD? We had eight years of Bush and Cheney, but now you get mad! You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President. You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy. You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got ousted. You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.. You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us. You didn’t get mad when we spent over 600 billion(and counting) on said illegal war. You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq. You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people. You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans. You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden. You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed. You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city drown. You didn’t get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich. You didn’t get mad when, using reconciliation; a trillion dollars of our tax dollars were redirected to insurance companies for Medicare Advantage which cost over 20 percent more for basically the same services that Medicare provides. You didn’t get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark, and our debt hit the thirteen trillion dollar mark. You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all okay with you, but helping other Americans… oh hell no. AND NOW YOU’RE MAD
remember when Wendy declared war on the working class? well, she's got one!!