First Published 10-24-10
The Obama administration and the democratically controlled Congress have spent $3 trillion to date. We the 99ers and the disenfranchised poor are living in the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression.
Approximately $50 billion per year is being spent to finance the drug war, which has to be considered one of the biggest money scams since prohibition. We will never win the drug war and we will never lose the drug war. The fact is we are financing both sides. The war against drugs is financed via the $50 billion. The war to perpetuate drug use is financed via the $150 billion per year in purchases of illegal substances.
The experts are predicting that unless somehow restrained, the lame duck congress, which has become a foregone conclusion, is going to vote for a trillion dollars in spending. It will be interesting to see where they intend for this ungodly amount of money to go.
It looks like some may be apportioned for the federal enforcement of federal laws banning the sale and use of marijuana, as it is now a distinct possibility that the people of California will be legalizing marijuana and federal law enforcement is vowing to nullify the will of their people through federal enforcement.
I believe this will occur as it did during prohibition. The fact is the distribution of illegal drugs is one of the international corporate mafia’s franchises. They do not care about the tens of thousands of people being killed on both sides of our southern border, the overtaxing of our prison system, the lives ruined when an otherwise law abiding citizen is incarcerated with rapists and murderers for smoking a joint, and the billions of dollars in lost revenues to states such as California.
I have no doubt that there will be billions more spent for bank bailouts, as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mack have already started the push to force we the people to buy up more of the toxic assets that they created.
There will be more funding for war, another one of the international corporate mafia’s franchises.
The truly sadistic among our lawmakers and potential lawmakers are advocating raising the retirement age and outright cuts in social security benefits. There is no way that a trillion dollars in spending, coupled with cuts in social security, can be justified in the world we are living in today. These acts show a blatant lack of concern for the welfare of our people.
But then if you are a 99er, this is nothing new to you, as you have been denied the benefits of a Tier 5 Unemployment Extension. All the while gluttonous amounts of wealth are being transferred from the poor to the rich via liquidation of our natural resources and distribution of the monies procured thereby among the rich.
When you stand up and shout the outrage, your protests are met by a detached image on your television screen, smiling like the cat that ate the canary, and saying, “What’s all the fuss about? It’s just a trillion here, a trillion there.”