In the "YES, they REALLY ARE THAT EVIL" department, GOLDMAN SACHS practically wallows in the muck of their ill-gotten billions.
Like Scrooge McDuck diving in to his treasury vault full of gold, coins, money, and riches, Goldman Sachs this week made it official: "THE PUMP & SQUEEZE ECONOMIC EXTORTION known as 'US & world economic crisis 2008-2009' has been a SUCCESS; Especially the part where Goldman executives, sensing the writing on the wall that their HANK PAULSON (five-year CHAIRMAN of Goldman Sachs before he became Pres. Bush's TREASURY SECRETARY in 2007) collaboration with the Bush administration & Republican Party was falling out of favor with the American public, donated a few million dollars to the BARACK OBAMA and Democrat Party campaigns of 2008.
For those few million dollars of donations to the Barack Obama 2008 campaign, Goldman Sachs has been REWARDED with BILLIONS of US Taxpayers dollars: and the new President Obama is SO CORRUPT, SO ENTITLED, and SO ARROGANT, he agrees with Goldman & other NY financial authorities that the American people have NO right to know JUST HOW MANY TRILLIONS they have been forced to HAND OVER to the insanely corrupt, insanely arrogant, insanely treacherous & fraudulent banksters.
THE VERY IDEA that Goldman & other NY financial institutions, in paying back a lousy $50 billion of "BAILOUTS" to the US public, have MADE WHOLE on the SEVEN HUNDRED BILLION that Hank Paulson's "BAILOUTS" of September 2008 handed to the banksters, alone, is ludicrous.
In fact, the Bailouts LOW total costs to taxpayers STARTS at THREE TRILLION dollars; that is THREE-THOUSAND x one-BILLION dollars. Yet that is PRECISELY the story line the INSANELY CORRUPT President Obama is trying to shove down America's throats; that merely by paying back some $50 billion in bailouts, the NY, DC, Chicago, NC (Bank of America is based in Charlotte, NC) and other major banking centers HAVE MADE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WHOLE for their total "BAILOUTS" rescue - simply indicates that Mr. Obama IS AS CONTEMPTUOUS of the American public, as his Goldman Sachs banksters are.
Goldman Sachs, alive today ONLY because of TRILLIONS of Ameican taxpayer extorted (by Congress) "bailouts,' set to post RECORD "BONUS" PAYOUTS to their top executives: In the business of BRIBING Congress and the Obama administration with BILLION DOLLAR taxpayer extorted SLUSH FUNDS, Goldman Sachs can celebrate a 'JOB WELL DONE' !!
Goldman to make record bonus payout
Surviving banks accused of undermining stability
Phillip Inman, The Observer,
Sunday 21 June 2009
Staff at Goldman Sachs staff can look forward to the biggest bonus payouts in the firm's 140-year history after a spectacular first half of the year, sparking concern that the big investment banks which survived the credit crunch will derail financial regulation reforms.
American Public OVERWHELMING SUPPORTS Government Health
- the GOLDMAN SACHS banksters & financial FRAUDSTERS who OWN the Obama White House, and Republican AND "Democrat" Parties, DESPISE the American public: so the BOUGHT AND OWNED SENATORS and Congress REFUSE to even attempt to give the American public the health care they need to ensure the health and security of their families.
Barack Obama STUPIDLY MAKES IT OFFICIAL - GOLDMAN SACHS, NOT the American public, OWNS the US Government:
Obama co. SLAMS THE DOOR on government transparency, makes government accountable ONLY to the SLUSH-FUND FRAUDULENT executives, American public be DAMNED -
Newsweek: Obama Closes Doors On Transparency
As a senator, Barack Obama denounced the Bush administration for holding "secret energy meetings" with oil executives at the White House. But last week public-interest groups were dismayed when his own administration rejected a Freedom of Information Act request for Secret Service logs showing the identities of coal executives who had visited the White House to discuss Obama's "clean coal" policies.
AntiWar.com: THESE ARE OBAMA's WARS NOW
President Obama, bowing to the relentless "Neo-Conservative" agenda relentlessly underwritten by Goldman-Sachs foul theft of HUNDREDS of BILLIONS of taxpayer "bailout" dollars -
(not to mention the more routine extortion of rising fuel & oil prices, food prices, and other commodities CORNERED by banks and brokers flush with TRILLIONS of dollars of taxpayer monies) - the Obama White House and "Democrat" Party INCREASINGLY BLUR the differences between the PRO-WAR REPUBLICAN PARTY, and the PRO-WAR "Democrat" PARTY
These Are Obama’s Wars Now
by Joshua Frank, antiWar.com
June 18, 2009
On Monday the Democrat controlled House voted 226-202 to approve a rushed $106 billion dollar war spending bill, guaranteeing more carnage in Iraq and Afghanistan (and lately Pakistan) until September 30, 2009, which marks the end of the budget year. The Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill’s first draft last month, with the final vote on a compromised version to occur in the Senate sometime in the next couple of weeks.
The majority of opposition in the House CAME FROM REPUBLICAN who opposed an add-on to the bill that would open up a $5 billion International Monetary Fund line of credit for developing countries.
[note: Republicans OSTENSIBLY in opposition to _IMF FUNDING_ reveals the CULTURAL DIVIDE between the Republican Party and the so-called Democratic Party that is actually meaningless to the big finanical institutions.
"Core" 'conservative' Republican voters are opposed to "do gooder" spending on "brown-skinned" foreign countries (i.e. "Third-World" developing countries who are potential economic competitors for American workers & employees), while Democratic voters tend to be more "liberal" and supportive of foreign "AID."
In reality, much of what World Bank & IMF do is NOT genuine "AID" - but MORE GOLDMAN-SACHS style "pump & squeeze" ECONOMIC EXTORTION.
In either case, Goldman-Sachs and the NY financial lobby can STEAMROLL _ANY_ opposition to their World Bank, IMF, and other global financial EXTORTION schemes, simply by ATTACHING the funding for those "economic hit-man" institutions directly to WAR FUNDING, and getting their bought-and-owned US whore (corporate) media to NOT report on the extortionate nature of IMF & World Bank loans to countries MIRED IN DEBT & POVERTY after the IMF & World Bank & US banks are done with them.]
Goldman Sach's BIGGEST ALLIES in the THEFT OF TRILLIONS from the American public (and foreign countries as well): the NEW YORK TIMES and WASHINGTON POST are now ENTIRELY "Neo-Conservative" propaganda organizations:
The "Neo-Conservative agenda" is simplicity itself: MORE WARS OVERSEAS (an ever-expanding US imperial military empire, backed up by trillions of taxpayer dollars funding weapons programs and their use to kill foreigners); a POLICE STATE in America to root out opposition to the War State as relentlessly as any Roman, Byzantine, Asian, or modern dictatorship ever did; and, above all, a RELENTLESS CONCENTRATION of WEALTH AND POWER in and among the ELITES, at the expense of democracy and democratic institutions.
In short, the Neo-Con agenda is the NAZI-lite agenda; and its most powerful practitioners are not Rupert Murdoch's FOX 'news' nor the dealing-with-North-Korea Sung Yung Moon's Washington Times organization: THE BIGGEST ADVOCATES in America of the NEO-CONSERVATIVE DICTATORIAL Agenda are the NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, and AOL Time/WARNER corporations, which instituions PRETEND that they are "liberal" culturally**, but at core are RUTHLESSLY DICTATORIAL institutions "IN" on the SLUSH-FUND EXTORTION of the American Public and US government.
** (note: the major papers & media conglomerates PRETEND they are "liberal" culturally, at least in comparison to America's would-be Christian Ayatollahs, like Sarah Palin trying to force taxpayers to fund millions for "ABSTINENCE EDUCATION" even as she tolerated her daughter having overnight sex with her boyfriend in Sarah Palin's own home; or like the anti-abortion zealots who are perfectly willing to resort to a reign of MURDER and TERROR to CRIMINALIZE women's reproductive health in an effort to assert god-like political powers of authority over vast swaths of the American political debate. That is, by broadcasting risque, sexually laced entertainment shows or promoting a leisure & entertainment lifestyle America's corporate media conglomerates APPEAR to be "LIBERAL", when in fact they are reactionary right-wing institutions.]
Here, the Neo-Con agenda in a nutshell: US weapons used to KILL AFGHAN CIVILIANS;
US ACCEPTS BLAME [??] for deaths of 26 Afghan civilians
AP 'news' WASHINGTON – The United States "accidentally" killed an estimated 26 Afghan civilians last month when a warplane did not strictly adhere to rules for bombing, the U.S. military concluded in a report that recommends even tighter controls to limit deaths that risk turning Afghans against the U.S war effort.
"The inability to discern the presence of civilians and assess the potential collateral damage of those strikes is inconsistent with the U.S. government's objective of providing security and safety for the Afghan people," the report prepared by U.S. Central Command said.
WOULD the US and Goldman-Sachs Neo-Cons KILL EVERY MAN, WOMAN, and CHILD in AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, and IRAN if they could just get away with it?
WOULD they STEAL THOUSANDS of BILLIONS of dollars from American taxpayers, and PRETEND that, after paying back some lousy $50 billion, we are all even?
And here's our textbook example of a GOLDMAN-SACHS FINANCED Neo-Con "intellectual" war-monger supreme: this past Friday, the WASHINGTON POST _FIRED_ its token honest, genuinely "liberal" columnist DAN FROOMKIN... and instead gave the paper's editorial space to PAUL WOLFOWITZ, the "ARCHITECT" of the ILLEGAL and MURDEROUS US INVASION of Iraq:
As Post fires liberal columnist, Bush war architect gets ink
By John Byrne, RawStory.com
June 19, 2009
On Thursday, the Washington Post confirmed it had fired liberal online columnist Dan Froomkin. On Friday, they gave a guest column to Bush war architect Paul Wolfowitz.
To be fair, Wolfowitz isn’t being paid, and his column is a guest editorial. But the paper’s promotion of a man who was a key architect of President George W. Bush’s policy on Iraq — and one of its most ardent hawks — is sure to raise eyebrows among the liberals and those critical of the Post’s coverage in the run-up to the Iraq war.
[note: Wolfowitz may not be being paid DIRECTLY by the WashPost; BUT he IS most certainly BEING PAID by the GODLMAN-SACHS and OIL COMPANY FUNDED THINK TANKS that are the PROPAGANDA FRONTS for the NEO-CON WAR & taxpayer-extortion machines; of which the Wash. Post, NY Times, CNN/Time/Warner are the most well known pro-wars propaganda fronts.]
The RELENTLESS NY TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, CNN/Time/Warner, Fox 'news' (et al) Neo-Con DICTATORIAL pro-war PROPAGANDA CORPORATE DRUMBEAT makes anti-war Democrat legislators COWER IN FEAR:
The ‘Antiwar’ Democrats Who Sold Out
by Jeremy Scahill, June 18, 2009