While Dictator Dick thumbs his nose at the U.S. Constitution, our individual rights and the basic tenets of Democracy, he is busy at work safeguarding the personal fortunes he has amassed.
Alas, it seems that Dictator Dick has very little faith in the future of the American economy.
According to Mr. Mike Whitney of the Information Clearing House.com. (see link below), Dictator Dick is investing millions in European markets as well as in inflation linked short term municipal bonds, and inflation protected securities funds. As Mr. Whitney suggests, Cheney will watch his fortunes grow in Old Europe while we the suckers – i.e. the average American will have to struggle with increasing energy prices and inflation. Our savings and assets could very well dwindle while those of Dictator Dick grow by leaps and bounds.
Thank God for tax cuts for the mega wealthy. There isn’t even a morsel of cake left for we the little irrelevant people who don’t factor in the Bush/Cheney world, except to fight in and pay taxes for their wars with the rest of the world.
I do not have a background in economics or finance, but I know full well when I smell huge stinking rats gnawing and devouring our political, geo-political and economic well-being. Not to mention our national ethos as a people.
This should put to rest once and for all the foolish notion that the “Bush Economic Plan” is anything more than a scam aimed at looting the public till. The whole deal is intended to shift the nation's wealth from one class to another. It’s also clear that Bush-Cheney couldn’t have carried this off without the tacit approval of the thieves at the Federal Reserve who engineered the low-interest rate boondoggle to put the American people to sleep while they picked their pockets.
Reasonable people can dispute that Bush is “intentionally” skewering the dollar with his lavish tax cuts, but how does that explain Cheney’s portfolio?
It doesn’t. And, one thing we can say with metaphysical certainty is that the miserly Cheney would never plunk his money into an investment that wasn’t a sure thing. If Cheney is counting on the dollar tanking and interest rates going up, then, by Gawd, that’s what’ll happen.
The Bush-Cheney team has racked up another $3 trillion in debt in just 6 years. The US national debt now stands at $8.4 trillion dollars while the trade deficit has ballooned to $800 billion nearly 7% of GDP.
This is lunacy. No country, however powerful, can maintain these staggering numbers. The country is in hock up to its neck and has to borrow $2.5 billion per day just to stay above water. Presently, the Fed is expanding the money supply and buying back its own treasuries to hide the hemorrhaging from the public. Its utter madness.
Do the math! They're not investing in America anymore. They are decreasing their stockpiles of dollars. We’re sinking fast and Cheney and his pals are manning the lifeboats while the public is diverted with gay marriage amendments and “American Celebrity”.
No job is safe. American elites and corporate tycoons are loading the boats and heading for foreign shores. The only thing they’re leaving behind is the insurmountable debt that will be shackled to our children into perpetuity and the carefully arranged levers of a modern police-surveillance state.
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This chilling piece can be read in its grim entirety here
If this isn’t enough to get the impeachment ball rolling, I do not know what is. It is time to press criminal charges. The short list: the Bush/Cheney Administration has misled this nation into an unnecessary, catastrophic and horrific war. It has seriously compromised both our national security and economic well being. It has flipped the bird at the rule of law, as demonstrated in the Scooter Libby trial and the outing of an undercover CIA agent for political revenge. It has given generous tax cuts to the extraordinarily wealthy at the expense of the rest of us. The middle class is clearly dying a slow death with sure-fire membership in the under class club. Our military troops are required to serve 3-4 if not 5 tours of duty in hot combat with little reprieve. When our brave, determined and courageous troops do return home it is a national disgrace that they must face yet more battles to get proper medical attention for posttraumatic stress disorder, catastrophic wounds such as severe brain injuries and the loss of limbs. What about the families of the fallen soldiers who are left to grieve alone, after an American flag is summarily handed to them at their loved one’s funeral? That’s it? A flag in exchange for a life? For?
How much is too much? What kind of people have we become?
To recap, in case anyone should be asleep and doesn’t get it, the Bush/Cheney Administration has willfully and knowingly used propaganda to sell a war and a political agenda that is downright destructive of our national security, our military, our geo-political standing and our economic underpinnings. Worse, it has turned us into a people that we are not. Our future in a Bush/Cheney Land promises a whole third world of hurt, pain, suffering and death.
For? So Bush, Cheney and their best buds can amass personal fortunes? They have distracted us for far too long with emotional and unproductive issues like gay marriage, abortion and heaven knows what else. They have scared the living crap out of us with terror threats that were non-existent. Their motto: keep the people scared, dumb and angry. And the Bushies did the devil’s work while we allowed ourselves to become dumb, scared and angry.
Stand up for impeachment, folks, or go broke and learn how to cope in third world living. The choices aren’t easy but at least we still have a few choices left to us. LS
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