President Barack Obama AKA Barry Soetoro held a meeting Monday morning with the United States Chamber of Commerce. The event was hyped by the mainstream propagandists as a new era wherein Obama will be becoming more business friendly. This is an insult to the intelligence. Obama has been engaged in a virtual lip lock with big business since taking office. This administration and the propagandists that represent it seem to believe that the people of America have the long term memory of a cabbage and will accept any assertion they put forth, either out of desperation or raw stupidity.
The Obama administration represents one of the biggest corporate giveaways, well since the last administration. In specific the bailouts of the car companies, stimulus moneys channeled to big business, billion dollar tax cuts to the top 2%, and let’s not forget the $30 billion given to the so called small banks just before the 2010 Congressional elections, which is being identified as the point that Obama decided he needed to become more business friendly.
Obama went on in his speech to say that we need to procure even more tax cuts for big business, and of course deregulate to allow corporations to operate inside or outside the law with no consequence. Like I said, they think we can’t remember past yesterday. Like when the housing bubble burst and the banks began to fail. What excuse did they give us? Oh yeah, that’s right, the Bush administration deregulated banking and the bankers committed massive fraud resulting in financial disaster for everyone but themselves.
If you want to look back further, you can go back to the 70s and the Savings and Loans debacle. You will remember that after the American taxpayers had to pay for that one, new regulations were put in place and the liars in our government told us it would never happen again.
As for the 99ers, he didn’t say one damn word about us.
I called Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Washington DC office Monday morning to further inquire into HR 6556 which would give relief to the 99ers. This time I could not get past the receptionist, who was like talking to a recording. If Gregg Rosen has been having private conversations with these people I have to ask again, what is he giving as a trade-off for his privilege? I told Barbara Lee’s receptionist that the American 99ers Union did not represent me and I wanted the same right to discuss the plight of the 99ers with Ms. Lee as Rosen was enjoying. I was told to submit my inquiries via email.
You can think what you want of Rosen but I believe we had better ask ourselves a question. If he is in an elite position that allows him to go behind the scenes and swap spit with our enemies, where exactly do his loyalties lie? With the unions perhaps?
If you are a 99er who has worked your whole life, you have no doubt at one time or another had to deal with the good-old-boy-boss’s-best-buddy-crowd and the inequality that it naturally perpetuates. It is in fact one of the key problems with true equal opportunity in employment and business in this country. How many times has the fate of a business or individual been decided by what secret society or other social network he or she belongs to, rather than intelligence, skill, and aptitude? This is one of the things we are going to have to correct when we retake this country, as it has unquestionably hurt the quality of American productivity. You cannot have the best product when it is derived from a system that makes who you know the priority rather than what you know.
One question the receptionist for Ms. Lee did answer was in reference to how HB 6556 would be paid for. She said, “None of the details have been worked out yet.” How long has this bill and others like it been around and how many times have they been rejected because of that one little detail? And how many times have the Republicans said the bill would not even be considered until the funding can be found without increasing the deficit? I guess all we can do is speculate until Wednesday when the government royalty and their good friend Gregg Rosen reveal the plan to us peasants.
God bless our great Republic.