Republi-Crats don't have hanging, dimpled or pregnant chads on their assholes.
- Ali-Dubya and the forty thieves
Republicans & Democrats don't have hanging, dimpled or pregnant chads
on their assholes.
Al Gore, Senators Trent Lott, Bill Nelson, Richard Gephardt, and the
rest are all corporate-catamites!!!!
....the members of legislative bodies are selected by political
parties, largely financed or otherwise influenced by private
capitalists who, for all practical purposes, separate the electorate
from the legislature. The consequence is that the representatives of
the people do not in fact sufficiently protect the interests of the
underprivileged sections of the population. Albert Einstein-- "Why
This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of
capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An
exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who
is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his
future career. (Ibid)
Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly
because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because
technological development and the increasing division of labor
encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense
of smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of
private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively
checked even by a democratically organized political society. (Ibid)
Why must American taxpayers subsidize the greed,
corruption, and recklessness of foreign regimes?
By Ralph Nader
Washington, D.C., recently hosted a swarm of 3,000 central
bankers and finance ministers from around the world. Limousines
were thick as locusts, and hotels filled to bursting with the gushing
hospitality of banks and securities firms. But the reason for their
meeting was hardly cause for celebration. After all, the worsening
crisis of runaway global capitalism isn't something to rejoice over.
Conference rooms filled with concerned "three-piece suiters" and
their cell phones, listening to speakers who pretended to offer a
diagnosis for the problems confronting them. Out of the sobered
and weighty discussions, one theme emerged: The capitalists
called on socialism -- in the form of government bailouts, loans,
and credits -- to save them. Small taxpayers -- mostly Americans --
would bear the financial burden and risks of subsidizing that aid.
The message was relentless -- governments must do something;
Congress must send $18 billion of taxpayer money to the
International Monetary Fund to pour into Russia, Brazil, and other
nations where corruption and oligarchy abound.
Invoking socialism (i.e. taxpayers) to save capitalism has become
routine in Washington. Our federal government and other western
countries use our tax dollars to guarantee profits by subsidizing
private investment with public monies.
After so many years of such largesse -- at our expense and without
our participation -- big corporations have begun to view such
corporate welfare policies as entitlements. They demand them.
And they often get them, while those who truly suffer -- the poor and
the underfed -- are faced with two- or five-year welfare cutoffs,
nonliving wage jobs, and heaps of opprobrium.
It's bad enough that the United States must aid American
corporations in financial trouble; can we also reasonably be
expected to bail out foreign regimes and their speculating Western
creditors? Apparently. If we don't -- secretary of the treasury
Rubin and president Bill Clinton warn -- our own economy will
Globalization, as practiced by many multinational corporations and
their governments, means interdependence -- GATT (General
Agreement on Trade and Tariffs) style. Autocratic regimes are able
to squash democratic processes and the rule of law. There is little
room under corporate globalization devoid of democratic practices
for community self-reliance or self-sufficiency. But criminal
capitalism continues to expand, while innocent American taxpayers
are forced to pay for the greed, corruption, and recklessness of
Many consumer, labor, and environmental groups have been
pressing for a sustained national debate on economic
globalization during and between elections. If you'd like more
information on economic globalization, send one dollar in postage
to the Multinational Monitor Magazine, P.O. Box 19405,
Washington, D.C. 20036.