Five weeks before the welcome end of the worst American Presidency in the history of the republic, George Bush Jr. did his best to go down as the Herbert Hoover of the new century, announcing with glee his traitorous plan to allow an “orderly bankruptcy” of the Big 3 American auto manufacturers – companies which formed the backbone of American industry since the early 1900′s.
Simultaneous to this Crown-inspired treason, Southern Senate Republicans – well-paid by the foreign auto-makers who have flocked to their retrograde states to avoid paying union wages – concurred. These are the very same people who parade around Washington playing “super patriot” when it comes to bombing civilian populations and feeding the military-industrial complex. But a ribbon on the bumper of your SUV doesn’t do shit for our misplaced troops, one of whom is my best friend whose convoy was attacked near Ramadi two years ago.
The big talkers from down South showed their true colors. They were ready to sacrifice the last vestige of America industry – one of the manufacturing prospects left since these same Republicans busied themselves passing “free-trade” agreements which have gutted our nation’s industrial sector. It was not enough to give multinationals tax breaks to move jobs overseas. Now they wanted to take down the only decent union jobs left in America – jobs that accounted for only 10% of the Big Three budget.
This is pure Rush Limbaugh: Crown-inspired serfdom masquerading as “free market” ideology. It is a further race to the bottom for living standards of working people. We need more good-paying union jobs in this country, not less.
Despite two months of revelations about Wall Street corruption and the failure of deregulating Big Business, these Southern traitors still didn’t get it. They gave JP Morgan Chase, et al access to a $750 billion giveaway, but when American workers who actually made shit needed a loan of $15 billion they blamed those very workers. These people who had nothing to do with the demise of American industry were pummeled every step of the “free market” way. These Southern shills will conjure up the memory of John Calhoun when history makes its final judgment.
Thirty years of “free-market think” produced a mindset among Americans that it is the poor who get the government handouts. Yet if one looks at history they will see that it is the oligarchy that has always gotten the free lunch. The latest banker bailout was only the latest installment of this saga.
All one has to do is to look at various government agencies and you will see how the super-rich get the vast majority of benefits from our collective tax dollars. Take the SEC, which supposedly polices Wall Street. They are there to regulate for the investor class. The poor get nothing. What about the FAA, which regulates air travel? Do you know many poor families who fly once a week? Well the rich sometimes fly every day. Or what about the Coast Guard? When was the last time a poor person owned a barge that needed rescuing, or a speed boat, or a yacht? The Department of Agriculture writes the biggest checks each year to the biggest farmer. The Department of Energy aids and abets ExxonMobil. The Pentagon deploys force to protect the property of the shareholders of multinational corporations. Then Halliburton shareholders get more government money to clean up the mess.
Not too many poor folks getting a handout here.
Yet many Americans continue to blame the poor for the shake down of the middle class by the Money Power. This vital piece of propaganda, delivered to you daily by Limbaugh and Fox News on behalf of the taxpayer-subsidized oligarchy, continues to divide us. This enables the Illuminati to more easily control us. This mindset must change if America is to climb out of the abyss.
What I have just laid out is the very basis for progressive taxation. The super-rich should pay more taxes because they GET more from government. Under FDR the super-rich paid income tax at a rate of 90%. Even as recently as the Nixon Administration, they paid at a rate of 72%. Now, Warren Buffett’s own secretary pays the same rate as he does, while if state and local taxes are included, the poor pay a GREATER percentage than the Rockefellers, who mostly pay nothing at all by utilizing off-shore tax havens and foundations.
It is absurd that these Illuminati shills who whine on about their rich idols have any shred of credibility. Wake up!
Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel. You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @ www.hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com