"The principal power in Washington is no longer the government for the people it represents. It is the Money Power. Under the deceptive cloak of campaign contributions, access and influence, votes and amendments are bought and sold.
Money establishes priorities of action, holds down federal revenues, revises federal legislation, shifts income from the middle class to the very rich.
Money restrains the enforcement of laws written to protect the country from abuses of wealth--laws that mandate environmental protection, antitrust laws, laws to protect the consumer against fraud, laws that safeguard the securities markets, and many more."
Richard N. Goodwin, speechwriter for John F. Kennedy
Thanks to Information Clearing House for the above quote.
And here's a quote from Adlai Stevenson (Sun AQ-Moon Tau) who tried to be US president once upon a time (1952):
"A hungry man is not a free man."
So with the NYSE plummeting again today, let's give a man a job
especially since the billions of taxpayers' hard earned bucks that were gifted to uncooperative bankers are not being passed on to the ones whose spending would actually make a difference in our society
and for our economy.
Someone build some factories, for cryin' out loud! Is it rocket science?
Update Oct 16: here's a link to an article by Maria Cocco, It's the Jobs, Stupid - which is my point entirely.