Tuesday, February 25, 2014

You might be living in a plutocracy if...(part 6 of 10)

(President Franklin Roosevelt warned us about the evils of money controlling government, and said he welcomed the hatred he received from greedy corporate-types. Unfortunately, we did not take his warnings seriously enough and America is once again a plutocracy, with just enough democratic window-dressing to make us think otherwise.)

You might be living in a plutocracy if...

...Goldman Sachs, a company that helped bring down the world economy through greed, pays your president, pays your likely next president, pays right-wing legislators like Ted Cruz to shut down the government, supplies personnel for top government posts, makes frequent visits to the White House, receives $10 billion in government bailout money, and then says that the rest of America should get less government assistance.

See, for example:

"Goldman Sachs' 'Fraud' Explained: How They Pulled Off The Alleged Scheme"   

"Goldman Sachs Will Settle Fraud Case for $550 Million"

"Goldman Sachs was top Obama donor"

"Hillary Clinton's Big Paydays From Goldman Sachs"

"Here’s who pays the bills for Ted Cruz’s crusade"

"The Guys From ‘Government Sachs’"

"Obama's top funder also leads the nation in White House visits"

"After Taking A $10 Billion Bailout, Goldman Sachs Announces It Will Outsource 1,000 Jobs To Singapore"

"9 Greedy CEOs Trying to Shred the Safety Net While Pigging Out on Corporate Welfare"

This is plutocracy.

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