No Banker Left Behind

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    What made Obama pick a Treasury Secretary who arranged a secret $30 billion loan to Goldman Sachs at .01% while taxpayers were paying 25% on missed credit card payments?

    "It was merely one small part of that reckless policy of throwing mad money at the banks while ignoring the plight of homeowners whom the banks had swindled, a plan pursued by both the Bush and the Obama administrations that set the stage for the current slide into a double-dip recession.

    "On Tuesday it was reported that home values have continued an eight-month decline back to their lowest point since the recession began.

    "With housing in deep trouble there can be no rebound of consumer confidence or job creation, and the first-quarter growth rate was an anemic 1.8 percent even as Wall Street profits and bonuses flourished.

    "Wages are stagnant, unemployment claims have recently risen and, as The Wall Street Journal headlined on Tuesday, 'Economists Downgrade Prospects for Growth.'

    "That same edition of the Journal reported that 44.6 million Americans now survive on food stamps, an 11 percent increase in that misery index over the past year, while GeithnerÂ’s friends at Goldman are doing quite well."

    Geithner and Goldman (and Obama): Thick as Thieves.

    Robert Scheer: Geithner and Goldman, Thick as Thieves - Robert Scheer's Columns - Truthdig
     
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    Yep but no change from the previous administration.
     
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    It's hard to see how any meaningful change is possible as long as voters continue "choosing" between Democrat OR Republican.

    Citizens United seems to have ensured even more money from the richest 1% of voters will be used to pre-select the candidates from both major parties.

    Republicans AND Democrats could be FLUSHED by the hundreds from DC beginning in 2012.

    With very little additional effort required beyond casting a ballot.
     
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    Yes could be, but will not be. Americans for the most part are well programmed sheeple.
     
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    He's a damn MARTIAN?

    Where's the really really long interplanetary paperwork?

    Please report immediately to your local FEMA Hospitality Center.

    You low life lefty scumbag.
     
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    but...... i'm posting from one w/ all my friends George


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    I think the key is motivating the 30% to 40% of eligible voters who don't usually see anything worth voting FOR to get involved and vote AGAINST Republicans AND Democrats.

    Huey Long + the Internet could make this happen.
     
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    maybe there should be an Unemployed Foreclosed Uninsured Soylent Green party ?
     

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