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The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street by Robert Scheer
The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street

flyfisher, August 12, 2010

My first disappointment in Pres. Obama was when he chose Timothy Geithner for Sec. of the Treasury and Larry Summers as an economic advisor as both of these guys were Wall Street insiders. I have found it fascinating (and appalling) that it took less than 10 years after deregulation of the financial industry and the repeal of the Glass Stegal Act, which grew out of the "Great Depression", for Wall Street and the banking industry to run us over a cliff, yet again. The laws that were in place were created to protect the citizenry and they worked well on our behalf for almost 70 years.
Our constitution says "By the people, for the people", not by the corporation, for the corporation. If "we, the people", don't find the will and a way, to turn things around, what is left of the middle class will be gone and we will all be indentured servants to the Mega Multinational corporations. We are almost there now.
I, personally, voted for Mr. Obama because I desperately wanted "change that we can (could) believe in" All I am seeing is more of the same, caving in to big monied interests at our expense, at every turn.
A couple of other good books that touch on these subjects are "Thieves in the Temple" by Andrew Eggleston, and "Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and Theft of Human Rights in America" by Thom Hartman.
I really do not understand why we seem to be so pacified while more of our meager wealth and certainly our civil liberties are being taken without a fight. I now feel again, as I have felt in past years, that I, as an individual and a citizen, have no representation in Washington D.C.
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