He is slightly LESS INSANE than the Mitch McConnel, John Boehner, Phil Gramm, Dick Armey Republicans
(the Tom DeLay, "Enron Ken" Lay, Denny Hastert, Bill Frist, Trent Lott, Haley Barbour, Paul Wolfowitz, Michael Mukasey, Michael Chertoff, Hank Paulson, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, & etc. Rethuglicans)
....but as a "BANKERS FIRST!" and "GODDAMN-SACHS & JP Morgan UBER ALLES!" BRIBE-taking politician, Barack Obama (and his "Democratic Leadership" sidekicks over in the House & Senate, from Nany Pelosi & Steny Hoyer's 111th Congress, to Max Baucus, Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman, and other "pay to play" senators) are WALLOWING in their ability to hand out TRILLIONS of TAXPAYER EXTORTED "bailouts" dollars to their buddies on Wall Street, in return for which they get a few million dollars
(Solari.com puts the number at 1,000 million dollars, or $1 billion, in "campaign donations" from Goddamn-Sachs, Wall Street, and other financial firms to the Democratic Party & Obama campaigns, alone, leading up to election 2008)
in "campaign donation" KICK-BACKS, graft, and SLUSH-FUND BRIBES.
Matt Taibbi once again DOES THE JOB that THE ENTIRE "Major Media" is TO CORRUPT, TREACHEROUS, and TREASONOUS to inform Americans about: that the "Democrats" & Rethuglicans Big Bankers' BAILOUT TRILLIONS $$ come at the expense of TURNING AMERICAN towns & cities, into THIRD WORLD GHETTOS and banana plantations:
Looting Main StreetNancy Pelosi may be proud of her role as the FIRST WOMAN LEADER of CONGRESS (Speaker of the House) in history - but she is also THE MOST CORRUPT Speaker in American history, SHE has HANDED TWENTY+ TRILLION dollars in taxpayer extorted "BAILOUTS" to Wall Street, and Empress Pelosi, like Pope Ratzinger, REFUSES to examine the CRIMES and CORRUPTION that SHOULD be her (and his) FIRST priority and obligation to their respective flocks.
How the nation's biggest banks are RIPPING OFF American cities [WITH the BLESSING of the INSANELY CORRUPT Pelosi & Obama "Democrats"] with the same predatory deals that brought down Greece
Posted Mar 31, 2010
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/32906678/looting_main_street/printIf you want to know what life in the Third World is like, just ask Lisa Pack, an administrative assistant who works in the roads and transportation department in Jefferson County, Alabama. Pack got rudely introduced to life in post-crisis America last August, when word came down that she and 1,000 of her fellow public employees would have to take a little unpaid vacation for a while. The county, it turned out, was more than $5 billion in debt — meaning that courthouses, jails and sheriff's precincts had to be closed so that Wall Street banks could be paid.
As public services in and around Birmingham were stripped to the bone, Pack struggled to support her family on a weekly unemployment check of $260. Nearly a fourth of that went to pay for her health insurance, which the county no longer covered. She also fielded calls from laid-off co-workers who had it even tougher. "I'd be on the phone sometimes until two in the morning," she says. "I had to talk more than one person out of suicide. For some of the men supporting families, it was so hard — foreclosure, bankruptcy. I'd go to bed at night, and I'd be in tears."
Homes stood empty, businesses were boarded up, and parts of already-blighted Birmingham began to take on the feel of a ghost town. There were also a few bills that were unique to the area — like the $64 sewer bill that Pack and her family paid each month. "Yeah, it went up about 400 percent just over the past few years," she says.
The sewer bill, in fact, is what cost Pack and her co-workers their jobs. In 1996, the average monthly sewer bill for a family of four in Birmingham was only $14.71 — but that was before the county decided to build an elaborate new sewer system with the help of out-of-state financial wizards with names like Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase. The result was a monstrous pile of borrowed money that the county used to build, in essence, the world's grandest toilet — "the Taj Mahal of sewer-treatment plants" is how one county worker put it. What happened here in Jefferson County would turn out to be the perfect metaphor for the peculiar alchemy of modern oligarchical capitalism: A mob of corrupt local officials and morally absent financiers got together to build a giant device that converted human shit into billions of dollars of profit for Wall Street — and misery for people like Lisa Pack. (cont'd)
Speaker Pelosi REFUSES to inform Americans of WHERE THEIR "bailouts" TRILLION$ went, because to do so would spark massive outrage, at THE GUTTING of the American economy,
just as Pope Ratzinger REFUSES to acknowledge his church's CRIMINAL COMPLICITY with CHILD RAPING priests.
For more on the "BAILOUT BONUSES $$ FOR BANKERS, PINK SLIPS, EVICTION NOTICES, "outsourced" jobs, SLASHED social safety net, and GUTTED PENSIONS for everyone else" that all carry BARACK OBAMA and NANCY PELOSI's great big WET-KISS of APPROVAL, see also "AMERICA's HIDDEN HOLOCAUST" by Mike Parenti (http://www.michaelparenti.org/HiddenHolocaust.html), and Alternet, "Jamie Dimon's ASSAULT on the [American] Economy."
And for STILL MORE on how the ROBERT RUBIN, LAWRENCE SUMMERS, Harvard, and GODDAMN-SACHS "Economic Hit Men" inflicted a MODERN HOLOCAUST on post-Communist Russia (and the Baltic States) that KILLED MORE PEOPLE in Russia than the WWII Nazi invasion did
(OVER 20 MILLION Russians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians, etc. died PREMATURE DEATHS from the ECONOMIC STRANGLEHOLD Rubin & Summers' Economic Hit Men inflicted on Russia, from lack of jobs, gutted pensions, looted savings, lack of medical care, and drastic decline of social services, etc.)
and how that MODERN HOLOCAUST on the post Soviet nations is now THE MODEL for the Big BANKERS' TREASONOUS ASSAULT ON AMERICA,
see Professor Michael Hudson's 1 hr. expose, "OBAMA"s REPUBLICAN CLASS-WAR Presidency"
...that is, Barack Obama's, Nancy Pelosi's, Rahm Emanuel's, and Goldman-Sachs' CLASS WAR on THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, and OUR towns and cities!
(also - http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=17509
and - http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/58336 )