It is amazing how much has been done by President Obama in a few short weeks. As the right-wing fires up its list of things that they want Obama to do to solve all the problems from Reagan to Bush, they are now demanding that it be done by...oh, say next week Tuesday. When George Bush the Elder was running against Ronald Reagan in 1980, he called Reagan's financial plans, "voodoo economics." That's what it was alright. And the scheming card tricks of the Reagan hucksters set us off on a course of unregulated corporate greed that led to the inevitable crash we are now experiencing after almost 30 years of tricksterism. The people who knew the most about the economy were bought off with big bonuses so the favors could be handed out to pharmaceutical giants, military-industrial behemoths, media octopi, oil cartels, etc. The mounting greed and self-serving stealing had to end sometime. Unfortunately, the huge corporation execs had theirs safely hidden away in off-shore companies and foreign banks. Now we are paying AIG to bail out some of these foreign banks.
That means that you, sucker, were not only fleeced once, but fleeced again as your money flows through taxes to some of the same swindlers in other countries. And we voted for some of these guys and gals! While the majority of the early schemers were Republicans, the money got so great that far too many Democrats joined the fleecing of the flock. Now, while the crooks have their loot stashed away, they yell, "No more taxes!" "Cut Medicare!" "Privatize Social Security!" "No more pork!" "Get the government out of our business!" Wow, the screams are deafening. But these screamers were and are glad to take the money when it heads straight to their pockets. They want it straight from your pocket to their stash.
For 28 years the financial game was played. That includes the presidency of Bill Clinton also. After all, while he was tied up defending his oral activities, Newt and the boys were opening the U.S. Treasury to the big boys who know how to collect corporate greed. No matter that Newt was fooling around with interns himself, let him take it, and now let him give big ticket speeches to the Republican faithful. Disgusting.
President Obama, what is taking you so long? I want this fixed tomorrow ...or sooner, if possible.