I look at the national news and watch all the developments as the federal government tries to convince us they are dealing with the financial crisis. The money grubbing Wall Street crooks that got us into this mess seem to be running the show. Their money grubbing buddies that are in charge of the nations money are in on it and got their money grubbing training on money grubbing Wall Street. And now the money grubbers in charge are handing out to their money grubbing buddies back on Wall Street your money and my money and our children’s money and their children’s money. And I don’t know how to stop them, short of a revolution, which I will lose because our government has been taken over by these money grubbing crooks.
The reality is that the worldwide economic meltdown and the bailout that followed were together a kind of revolution, a coup d’état. They cemented and formalized a political trend that has been snowballing for decades: the gradual takeover of the government by a small class of connected insiders, who used money to control elections, buy influence and systematically weaken financial regulations.
The crisis was the coup de grâce: Given virtually free rein over the economy, these same insiders first wrecked the financial world, then cunningly granted themselves nearly unlimited emergency powers to clean up their own mess. And so the gambling-addict leaders of companies like AIG end up not penniless and in jail, but with an Alien-style death grip on the Treasury and the Federal Reserve — "our partners in the government," as Liddy put it with a shockingly casual matter-of-factness after the most recent bailout.
The marriage of greed and stupidity