They O U

Bernie Mad-off-with-the-loot Ponzi Schemer was the Whole Thing in micro; We’ve been being ripped off for centuries, becoming even more enslaved, getting bled dry by these schemers –

as always, personal greed allows people to commit acts they know in their hearts to be evil, to be against niceness to others, to be screwing someone else over;

just look at their cruel faces,  coldhearted eyes,

of course you can’t always tell by externals,

but actions will steer you the way,

sooner or later.

and if they’re acting like heartless assholes,

they probably are

heartless assholes.

Advertisements

Bernie Sanders tells it

Here’s one detail for you:

Last year, Exxon made $19 BILLION in profits, paid $ 0 $ (that’s ZERO $$!) in taxes, AND got $156 Billion, 1-5-6 BILLION dollars in REFUND from the IRS!

More:

Then there are these kinds of absurd tax breaks under the Bush tax credits – if extended, Per Year:

$1.3 million dollars tax break for Rupert Murdoch;

$1.3 million dollars tax break for CEO of JP Morgan Chase J. Diamond;

$785 thousand tax break CEO of Citigroup V. Pandit;

$713 thousand tax break for Former CEO of Bank of America Ken Lewis;

$813 thousand tax break for CEO of Wells Fargo John Stumpf;

$926 thousand tax break for J. Mack of Morgan Stanley;

and so on…

Versus, $250 measly dollars proposed one time for Seniors and Vets, DENIED by Republicans!

and:

People who make a living on capital gains will pay less tax than firemen, teachers, police officers!

From 1980-2005, 80% of all income in this country went to the top 1% – the richest 1%!

Did you know that many CEOs are making 300, that’s 300 times more than their workers!

– that’s $250 a week for you, and $75,000 a week for them

NOBODY SHOULD MAKE $75,000 A WEEK! NOBODY!

Tell me one thing that someone on this planet does that is worth that kind of money!!!!!

Meanwhile, the corporations – who are now people and can buy congress, in secret – own almost everything;

for instance:

4 – that’s 4 – companies – Bank of America, JP Morgan, Chase, and CitiGroup, (maybe also Wells Fargo?) own 1/2 of ALL mortgages, and 2/3 of ALL credit cards – and, while they got bailed out at interest rates like 1.1%, most people now pay minimum 20% interest, some up to 79%!!!!

And did you know that 3 out of 4 of these institutions – that were “too big to fail”, so we HAD TO bail them out – are now BIGGER THAN BEFORE THE BAIL OUT!!??!!:

Wells Fargo:  43% Bigger;

JP MorganChase:  51% Bigger;

Bank of America:  138% BIGGER!

using billions from the FED to buy out other corporations!

And these institutions now own over half of the assests of the GDP of America!!!!

ARE YOU PISSED OFF YET????

Did you further know that while we “bailed out” all the banking institutions here, we also bailed out the state owned Bank of Bavaria for $2.2 billion, and the Arab Banking Corporation in Bahrain for $23 billion, with interest rates of 1/4 of 1%?  And we bailed out Toyota and Mitsubishi to the tune of $5 billion; AND extended $350 billion to the Bank of Japan! AND: $40 billion to the Bank of South Korea?!?!

How are you doing this Holiday Season?

watch this 13 mins:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OtB298fHY

Better yet, watch/listen to Bernie’s entire filibuster on cspan:

http://cspan.org/Watch/Media/2010/12/10/HP/A/41779/Sen+Sanders+Held+a+Tax+Cut+Filibuster.aspx

Even if you just leave it on in the background you’ll get the facts in between your ears, and you’ll be well armed! AND SO ANGRY!

We ALL need to STAND UP!!!! Or We most Certainly will DROWN!
We cannot allow this unbridled greed, immorality, unfairness and exploitation to continue!   We can’t allow these corporations, the manipulative people behind their banners, and the heartless heedless isolated rich to sell our country out and bring us to ruination!  All of our futures are at stake, as is the idea of whatever dream has ever been possible here –

And Bernie is in his 70s!  Who’ll tell it when he’s gone???

!LET’S FIGHT!  Call, Write, Make NOISE!


* Bernie Sanders and Howard Dean 2012!!!! *


Cadbury’s Bought by Kraft???

Okay, I know people are dying and starving everywhere, and it’s kind of petty to be all up in arms about Kraft taking over Cadbury’s, but it’s part of the bigger picture!

Kraft is processed food, they don’t care about quality, only money.  Cadbury’s was an independent firm that has been known for delicious chocolate from Britain for decades.

I lived in Canada for some years, and got really into Cadbury’s.  I moved back to the US only to find Cadbury’s didn’t taste quite the same.  I didn’t think much about it, just stopped eating it.

Come to find, Hershey’s owned it in the US. Oh. Now I get it.

Food in the US isn’t about quality.

How could the Brits sell out like this?

I wonder what France woulda done.

It just can’t be all about MONEY!

I mean, lots of soulless bastards make it all come down to money, but THEY ARE WRONG!

I thought England had some PRIDE – unlike America!

WE don’t care if we make and eat shit – WE don’t care if the whole world thinks we make and eat shit.  WE don’t CARE!

Oh, England, My Lionheart…The Nazi’s didn’t get you, but Kraft will – ?

Poor ol’ Fezziwig.

Bastards

Today’s headline:

Drug Makers Raise Prices in Face of Health Care Reform –

November 2009

see: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/16/business/16drugprices.html?th&emc=th

And remember this, from Jan. 2009?:

Pfizer to buy Wyeth for $68B; cut 8,000 jobs

Associated Press / January 27, 2009 Published January 26, 2009

LINDA A. JOHNSON

“Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest drugmaker, said Monday it is buying rival Wyeth for $68 billion in a deal that will quickly boost Pfizer’s revenue and diversification –…”

“The deal is being financed by five banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase.”

“By buying Wyeth, Pfizer will mutate from a maker of blockbuster pills to a one-stop shop for vaccines, biotech drugs, traditional pills and nonprescription products for both people and animals.”

for more gory details, see:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/26/business/main4752726.shtml

or my own post:

https://victorials.wordpress.com/2008/12/30/beginnings/

and don’t miss this, just 2 months ago (9 months after that acquisition):

Pfizer to Pay $2.3 Billion for Fraudulent Marketing

Justice Department Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History

“…Pfizer has agreed to pay $1 billion [table scraps] to resolve allegations under the civil False Claims Act that the company illegally promoted four drugsBextra; Geodon, an anti-psychotic drug; Zyvox, an antibiotic; and Lyrica, an anti-epileptic drug—and caused false claims to be submitted to government health care programs for uses that were not medically accepted indications and therefore not covered by those programs. The civil settlement also resolves allegations that Pfizer paid kickbacks to health care providers to induce them to prescribe these, as well as other, drugs. The federal share of the civil settlement is $668,514,830 and the state Medicaid share of the civil settlement is $331,485,170. This is the largest civil fraud settlement in history against a pharmaceutical company.”

– quoted from U.S. Department of Justice
September 2, 2009:

http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel09/justice_090209.htm

What’s the War costing US?

“The U.S. Employment Effects of Military and Domestic
Spending Priorities: An Updated Analysis:”

“We show that investments in clean energy, health care,
and education create a much larger number of jobs across
all pay ranges, including mid-range jobs (paying between
$32,000 and $64,000) and high-paying jobs (paying over
$64,000). Channeling funds into clean energy, health
care and education
in an effective way will therefore
create significantly greater opportunities for decent
employment throughout the U.S. economy than spending the
same amount of funds with the military
.
a project of the
Institute for Policy Studies The U.S. government spent
an estimated $624 billion on the military in 2008. This
amounts to about $2,000 for every resident of the
country.”

“Amid the debates on the political and strategic merits
of the Iraq war, one aspect of military spending that
has been largely neglected is its effects on the U.S.
economy. Six hundred twenty-four billion dollars is a
vast sum of money-greater than the combined GDP of
Sweden and Thailand, and eight times the amount of U.S.
federal spending on education
.”

from:

The U.S. Employment Effects of Military and Domestic
Spending Priorities: An Updated Analysis
By Robert Pollin and Heidi Garrett-Peltier
Foreign Policy in Focus
October 9, 2009
http://www.fpif.org/pdf/0910Jobs_report1.pdf