This has to be the key reason why our nation is so fucked right now, but there's no stopping this motherfucker now. Empire always ends the same way. Any politician who gets any leverage against it is a dead man.DeathFrogg wrote: The military takes up more than half of this nations total economic output. Thats not defense, thats greed.
I know it's tempting to believe that Obama has your best interests at heart but I don't believe it for a second. Just on the basis of appointing Larry Summers as economic advisor and Geithner at Treasury you should understand that this administration is not looking out for you.DeathFrogg wrote: You think this country is capitalist? It is Fascist. Corporations run the game now. Obama is trying to fix some of the totally rampant corruption that was allowed to fester under the Republicans and most especially under GW Bush.
I was hopeful when Volcker was on his team, but he seems to have been sidelined or co-opted in this insane little money experiment they are trying out.
Speaking of money experiments check out what the TARP oversight chair says about Geithner:
Nice.Elizabeth Warren wrote: She also took a passing shot at Tim Geithner - at one point, comparing Geithner's handling of the bailout money to a certain style of casino gambling. Geithner, she said, was throwing smaller portions of bailout money at several economic pressure points.
"He's doing the sort of $2 bets all over the table in Vegas," Warren joked.
Beyond the financial disaster they're presiding over we're still prosecuting two ridiculous wars at an incredible cost both in lives and money PLUS we're still seeing news like this. Granted it is from a well-known source of liberal lies, but take it as you like:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/1 ... 56499.html