Fight the bailout; stop the hostile takeover of the United States
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THE AMERICAN PEOPLE cannot let up on the Congress give this first blackmail payment of 700 BILLION to the BANKSTERS. This bailout has minimal impact on the American people; it is primarily about paying off foreign interests. It will leave our children high and dry without food in months!
We must demand that the GOV use the money to implement MICHAEL MOORE's idea of replacing the BAILOUT scheme with some lovely, much needed by American Capitalism, MICROLENDING to entrepreneurs. Vital entrepreneurs should be able to get a NEEDED manufacturing or service oriented BIZ up and going. If banks wanna steal and gamble workers' savings SCREW THE BANKS. If Ford, GM and the big guys wanna put their factories in GUATEMALA, what loyalty should we have to them?
The $700 billion dollars is enough to save a few prominent corporations, leaving them in position to sweep up the remnants at fire sale prices!!! We are adding to the plutocracy!
The great rush to get this bailout through isn’t about saving the markets. It’s about a few brigands sucking in as much capital as possible before the market collapses. As quickly as the Treasury writes the check, the
recipient corporations will retrench and shift their money out of the U.S. Dollar. Foreign funds will buy stock rapidly, in companies that hold solid assets, because they need to buy something fast with those
dollars. WE ARE GIVING THE MURDERER THE GUN!
IT IS A GROTESQUE LIE that this bail out will ‘unclog’ the credit pipes
— as if other people are sitting around with trillions of dollars ready
to buy our junk bonds at above-market prices. This is an almost
laughable theory being presented to the people of the United States.
But that isn’t the dialogue that is happening in the public forum (yeah,
I use that loosely). President Bush all but confessed that the sins of
the world market seizure are borne by the USA, though he makes it sound
like an unforeseen consequence, like all gamblers do when the pot goes
the other way. And he did a great job of redirecting attention towards
mortgages as the entirety of the problem, instead of merely the first
crack in a dam made of cheap clay.
What he cannot say is this: “It is my pals, my cronies, running this fake
ENRON bookkeeping derivatives market that has created hundreds of trillions
in false wealth, and it is this market that is imploding. LET IT GO.
WHO NEEDS IT? THAT IS NOT PRODUCTIVE MONEY. The Entrepreneurs
the small guys who get microlending will create PRODUCTIVE LOCAL SMALL
INDUSTRY that HELPS EACH VILLAGE.
We are entering a severe recession that will result in the collapse and restructuring of
the economy in ways you cannot imagine, though many people have imagined
it and you probably should have listened more.
THINK in terms of how much capital you need to start a PRODUCTIVE INDUSTRY
that would ENHANCE YOUR COMMUNITY. You know what I wish my neighbors
and friends would create? A cheaper SESAME TAHINI. A cheaper HUMMUS. A
real milk, no chems, no thickeners. Really fresh HEALTHFOOD SOUP by the quart
that I can pick up, iced and cold, in my own pitcher and shlep home for dinner for my
family. Same with STEWS. FRESH BAKED BIBLE BREAD. I have to pay $3.69 a
loaf at supermarket for EZEKIEL the only BIBLE BREAD. I don't want middle men
grabbing huge chunks of my bible bread. Stuff is life itself but it becomes TOO
EXPENSIVE! Gime me a food CO-OP with one mixer, one oven, grain vats
a few streets from home that has HOMEMADE SESAME BIBLE BREAD.
MICROLEND BREAD, GOV! No 'cake' derivatives thank you very much.
THESE GUYS don't think about reality. All they think about is bailing out their cronies.
President Bush met with McCain and Senator Obama last week. This wasn’t
about negotiating the bailout; this was about negotiating with the
voters. I wish it were different on either front. By the way, President
Bush, if you ever wanted to have your Luke Skywalker moment, veto
whatever bill Congress should pass no matter what and tell people what’s
really going on. Your father would become a footnote . . .
There is not enough money in the world to circumvent a massive
correction in the market. Literally. That’s the problem. There is not a
lot of money, actual wealth, at all. There are just a lot of people
saying they have money. They hold up a bond that’s worth six cents and
declare, “This is worth a dollar.” You think it is a damnable offense
that some family lies on a mortgage application, exaggerating assets, to
get a loan? Corporations like Lehman, Fannie and Freddie, AIG, and the
whole line up yet to come all did this to the tune of hundreds of
billions. But with every default, more of these toxic bonds get found
out. You see, the corporations aren’t really losing money; they are just
being forced to reveal that they didn’t have the money in the first
place. This is why “the credit” has come to a standstill. That is the
usual consequence of lying to your creditors . . .
Your friends and family must understand these things and take action. We
need whatever flimsy credit we have left to help our fellow taxpayers
when misfortune lands upon them above and beyond the sum of their
choices. That’s why we pool our money, that’s why we hire these people
to manage the People’s operations. We, as a nation, need to seriously
review our hiring practices.
Keep calling your senator, your representatives, your governor, your
mayor. Hammer them with this message: You’ve bailed out enough. Nearly a
trillion dollars already. We will reinstate the value of the dollar by
working our way out of this mess, as a people who all seek the same
liberty, regardless of how we often differ in the application of that
liberty. We will not bail you out, and if the fall of these corporations
results in the bought-and-sold members of Congress and members of the
administration losing their revenue streams, so be it. Maybe, if there
is no damn money to be made in D.C., we can get some people in there who
actually want to fulfill their oaths.
Listen to what Bush said and shake your head free of the patter of
hyperbole. You already can’t get credit, and frankly you shouldn’t go
any deeper into debt anyway. You already can’t find a good job, or at
least a job that feels like you contributed something at the end of the
day. You already are paying escalating prices for everything, and this
new addition of debt will dilute the dollar further, and you will pay
more — inflation is simply a form of taxation. It’s called monetizing
the debt. Either way, we lose. We can’t convert our paychecks overnight
into Swiss Francs. We won’t know when to sell that gold we hoarded, and
then it will be confiscated. And we, unlike the rest of the world, have
Well, let’s just get on with it. Eight years of this administration
dangling the Sword of Damocles over our heads, the constant threat of
disaster used to provoke our acceptance of the erosion of our
Constitution and Bill of Rights, has grown old. We’ve given up habeas
corpus, we’ve given up the right to peaceful protest, we given up
privacy in our homes. We gave up a free press. We’re okay with torture,
now? When I joined the Marines at 17, I thought we were the good guys.
Now, we’ve got an Army brigade with active orders on U.S. soil, the
first time since the Civil War, moving to Colorado, having been trained
to enforce martial law. Now, just to bring it home, they would have us
give up a trillion dollars.
So, let’s just get on with it, then. Bring the on damn crisis. Bring on
your financial shock and awe. We’ll show you what we got. We’ll show you
that for all of your divisiveness, we are not a mass of ignorant people
incapable of adaptation, courage, unity and faith. Get on with it
already. Get on with your master plan so we can plan for our tomorrow.
History does repeat itself, and in the end, the empire always loses. It
loses because people who require such obscene advantage in life in order
to secure success are weak, and they build weak structures in such a
hurry to reach the heavens. But we are more than commerce, or a
marketplace. And we are not a nation of people with a Constitution and
Bill of Rights — We are a Nation because of the Constitution and Bill of
Rights. That is the agreement that binds us. We are sovereign
individuals who consent to be a Nation, through agreed upon rules of law
and truthful representation. There is no royalty or papacy that dare lay
claim to our free will — that is what our founders recognized, that is
the experiment of our democratic republic crafted from their humility,
and that is the experiment still left undone. That we would choose to
avoid for a short time discomfort rather than secure the integrity of
that great experiment is baffling. It renders the acts and sacrifices of
those before us as lesser deeds, and resigns the promise of those who
will follow to the ambitions of empty men.
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