The American People Have No Allies In Washington, DC
(579 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)
There is little empathy, integrity and legality in Washington, DC
Members of both parties are pimped out by their corporate backers. The sell-out began long ago but it is truly merciless today, no longer covert, and the momentum of this ravaging of ordinary Americans absolutely breathtaking.
Now this week, we, the victims, are watching the craven, media-titillated political gamesmanship about a shut down when the shark was jumped long ago by all of them, heartless Republicans and heartless and hypocritical Democrats.
Joseph Stiglitz revealed that the top 1% of the country controls 40% of the wealth of this country. Nomi Prins claims the cost to the American taxpayer of the banks and stimulus bailouts for the rich by both Bush and Obama is nearly $8 trillion. $8,000,000,000,000. Others say you can double that and add some. Kucinich estimates that the cost of war with Libya is $100 million a day. $100,000,000. $1 trillion has gone to the Iraq War it is estimated. $1,000,000,000,000. Obama’s military budget for this year, sacrosanct to our corporate-war-mongering leadership, will be $719 billion. $719,000,000,000.
The deaths and suffering caused by the US leadership is staggering, domestic and global. Its dismantling of the American social net is obscene.
The dirty dancing our oath-taking faux-representatives are doing about this shut down high drama is disgusting. One more indication that we are all disenfranchised now. Save the corporate-pimped ruling class political and media elite. The wealthy top 1% have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The rest of us can eat shit and die. They, pimping and pimped ones, don’t care. They got theirs.
Empathy, integrity and legality should matter. They don’t to our leadership, from the top down.
We have no allies in Washington, DC.