Forum Post: The Dumbest Bipartisan Move Since the Repeal of Glass-Steagall - both parties working for the 1%
Posted 3 years ago on March 25, 2012, 12:38 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic
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Once again the 'bipartisan' consensus in Washington, fueled by an intoxicating brew of conventional wisdom laced with campaign cash, has repealed some of those 'cumbersome regulations' that do nothing of value - nothing, that is, except prevent catastrophes. There will be celebrating on both sides of the aisle when the President signs this bill.
And when disaster strikes a few years from now, as it inevitably will, they'll all say "Nobody could have seen it coming."
Here we are, surrounded by still-smoldering financial wreckage, and almost everyone in Washington is falling over themselves to repeat exactly the same kinds of actions that got us into this mess. Last time around it was the repeal of Glass-Steagall in the Financial Modernization Act of 1999.
This time it's the deceptively named "JOBS Act," introduced by the far-right Republicans in Congress and passed overwhelmingly by members of both parties. The President indicated his eagerness to sign the bill early on. Once again basic protections for investors, including individuals and families, are being recklessly overturned in a deregulating frenzy.
"Is this the United States Congress or the board of director's meeting for Goldman Sachs?" - Dennis Kucinich
BOTH PARTIES WORK FOR THE 1%
It's all a ruse. A subversive divide and conquer tactic. There is overwhelming proof of this when you look into everything passed in these regards. When you look into the theft of our rights, it's both parties. When you look into the wars, it's both parties. When you look into the financial mess, it's both parties. One party is much more obvious about it, and they really hate birth control this year.
Vote smart. Vote serious. Don't continue supporting their game. Focus locally. Rally support for a qualified congressmen and get all the frauds out of congress come election season. Maybe then we can have a congress that will impeach presidents for war crimes.
If they supported any of the following they need to be out
The Financial Modernization Act
The Republican Jobs Act
The Patriot Act
The NDAA of 2012 (without removing Section 1021)
The NDAA of 2013 (which contains anti-gay marriage legislation and prepares for war with Iran in sections 1221 and sections 1222)
The War in Iraq
The TARP bailouts
Defense of Marriage Act
HR 347 (the anti-protest bill)
Bombing nations that didn't attack us
I would say replacing over 95% of congress sounds like a great start. No if's and's or but's about it. Stop supporting these people that are stealing our rights and starting wars. Vote smart.