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Forum Post: Congressional Extortionists

Posted 6 years ago on Dec. 9, 2011, 7:15 p.m. EST by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT
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The bastards. Grrrr.

A bill needs to pass the house and senate, a spending bill. The President wants to extend unemployment.

In order for the repelicans to sign on, they want a pipeline.

In effect, they are saying: "Let us not debate honestly any specific issue on its merits. Instead, what will you give us, in exchange for extending unemployment?"

. . . . . repelicans . . . . .

. . . . . extortionists . . . . .

. . . . . corporate whores . . . . .



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[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 6 years ago

VETO any bill that gives ANYTHING to the extortionists
You too, Harry Ried - congratulations -
you showed your spine
and announced the extortion party's house bill is dead -
but you have to keep blocking the extortion


[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

Those bastards have not had an honest debate in 30 years. I expect not one damn thing from the corporate whores.

[-] 0 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 6 years ago

I just watched the movie Inside Job. It illustrates wide systemic failure throughout the entire field of economics theory and practice.

The clowns who made the mess, advocating deregulation of the financial industry, march in a circle, from the college campus, to the pinnacle of the banking industry, to the advisory committees of both the executive and legislative branches of government, to lobbying firms, and back to the universities.

Seen from that perspective, it would indeed appear, that all of those Congressional Hearings were nothing more than theater.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

I saw that. Nice job for the professors.Makes me feel like education is worth fighting for. :/

[-] 0 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 6 years ago

It is just insane. What a merry-go-round.

After looking at the depth of the problem as that movie illustrates it, it begins to appear that perhaps vigilantism is the most expedient solution. It is not one that the Occupy Movement can possibly endorse - that is out of the question.

But I note that Deutsch Bank received a bomb just the other day.

More instances like this may be what is required to get the full weight of the Justice Dept behind investigations of criminal behavior. That is the only way to interrupt this train of ideology that circles from private, to public, to academic, institutions.

What should be done I think is to seize the investment industry assets, and from them provide what restitution we may, and then make the entire banking system a public institution.

It seemed to work in Iceland up until 2000.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

I agree but that will be a long time coming.

[-] 0 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 6 years ago

Don't talk like that. By reflecting a positive, no possibility of compromise attitude, we can influence others to either a) adopt a similar attitude, or b) react harshly; which in turn will create pressure, and that pressure will result in a) contagion of the attitude

don't you see?

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago


[-] 0 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 6 years ago

I debated putting a smiley face on that - but actually I am at least half serious.

You do know Wall Street is listening.

So's everyone else.

It's a hard concept to get used to - and even harder to learn how to put it to use. They don't like that.


it's a bomb!

I mean, blast


[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

:D It is hard to get used to. But, your right, fuck 'em.

[-] 0 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 6 years ago

there ya go.

most of 'em are already on our side anyway - if they have any sense. The economic structure affects them too. If the underlying philosophy is flawed, everyone's retirement is at risk.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 6 years ago

The Demagogues are just as bad as the Repugnants - with VERY FEW exceptions, such as Dennis Kucinich.

[-] 0 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 6 years ago

I'm sure that is not quite true, but the movie Inside Job does make that case very well.