Did you think for a minute that your phone call to your Congressional representation was gonna stop the $875,000,000,000.00 corporate bail out?
Take a look at your pay stub. Is more and more of your income being locked in to fuel the prosperity of a corporation? If you pay taxes it sure is.
Now that the election is over, the media co-factor has the courage to report your 401 savings taxation is subject to change. They knew it all along, but didn't report anything because they stand to gain profits for their parent companies. It's estimated that this exposure will net $85,000,000.00 in side money each and every year. It won't take long for the looters in suits to figure out what to do next.
You can call Congress if you want, but remember the money-croppers know exactly when to harvest your garden, and the U.S. government knows how to raise tax revenue to pay for $850,000,000,000.00 bail outs.
Life in America isn't so futile as it is feudal.
One 2008 presidential candidate, Mitt Romney said the reason 47,000,000 Americans are uninsured is because they refuse to play the game.
Now what kind of a deaf, dumb, and blind statement is that for a presidential candidate in need of the popular vote to make? It certainly takes a lot of free market to take so many Americans for granted. Liberty is now a refusal to play into a corporate scheme?
In this age of know-everythings, your income is being ear-marked by those who have the power to take whatever they feel they are entitled to. Just try to stop them.
Your representatives on Capitol Hill, they'll be the ones wearing the brown paper bags on their heads, know too well that if one tries to intervene on behalf of consumers one is trashed by three dozen lobbyists as wrecking their free market. To the untrained eye, lobbyists are sorted by which group is going to bleed us directly from the veins and which ones are using leeches?
The politicians like to say "if it moves, tax it. If it continues to move, regulate it. But if you regulate it, you will inevitably end up subsidizing it." Sounds real noble. But what they say and actually do are two different things.
One observer said corporations have become so big that even if there's a three percent chance of failure it's too risky for Congress to not bail them out. At the same time corporations have lobbied their way into a historic risk-free environment.
In far too many cases and questions lobbyists stand directly opposed to American interests.
A heat pump won't work. The reversing valve part is $200.00 or less. The heat pump repair company wants $800.00 for the part, to install it and fill the system back up with refrigerant. That's a whopping $600.00 (300%) more than the cost of the part, and $800.00 is 40% of the cost for a totally new heat pump outside unit of $2000.00.
The problem is, neither option is good because the deal is cost-prohibitive to the home-owner. So exercising American liberty the home-owner piles on extra blankets and the family dresses warmer. In the astute eyes of politicians this upsets the heat pump repair free market. By not spending to fix the reversing valve the economy is crashing and burning. "It's all in utter ruins."
The failure is instead of lowering their unreasonable prices to match the ability of the consumer to pay for repairs, the heat pump repair company spends $600.00 to hire a lobbyist who drops a legislative bill requiring all homes to have operating heat pump systems.
Americans are the economy. Corporations (big business) are in direct competition with the American people. Big business hates welfare. It's creepy to see businessmen and businesswomen fighting against the poor, needy and disabled. The reason is because it screws up the rich man's entitlements and corporate subsidies.
That's America's new deal. Let the great American Stand-off begin.