The American money cartel is as dangerous as the Mexican drug cartel. Wall Street is winning the class war, and taxpayers supplied its weapons of choice: PR spin, lobbying, the money train to Congress, and constant bullying.
Sure, it's great that the president is talking about spending $50 billion on infrastructure. But when $50 billion is put up against double that amount in corporate tax cuts, it seems the administration's priorities are all screwed up.
If the financial crisis was preventable, why didn't our leaders try to stop it? Why don't they take the steps necessary now to get the economy moving again? The answer to both these questions is simple; the politicians work for someone else.
We've been hearing, in connection with the Ground Zero Mosque, that the atrocities of 9/11 were a national humiliation. I don't see it that way. What's humiliating is that we've failed to mount an effective response to human pain during an economic crisis.
There is 'false choice' debate underway within Congress and the administration between "cutters" of the federal deficit and the "postponers", and it played out in spades in last week's unemployment benefits extension debate in Congress.