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December 19, 2015
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The Time Has Come Today
We worked hard to elect Barack Obama, but we can see before our eyes that the banks and insurance industry and corporate interests largely control congress, that they controlled the bailout legislation, control the Fed, and that the bailouts seem to have turned out (certainly in part) to be just be further giveaways to the rich.
Here is a concrete example for you – may be you’ll believe this: Goldman Sachs lost $53 billion in 2008. They changed their legal status from an “investment bank” into a “bank holding company” to be eligible for the bailout, received $10 billion in Federal (accounted for) bailouts, and then proceeded to set aside “roughtly $6.8 billion” for bonuses to their executives. Now, Goldman Sachs owns Burger King. They were cited 179 times for failure to pay their workers even the minimum wage.
Remember, too, that $19.2 billion of the AIG bailout was money they owed to Goldman.
That’s right – Goldman Sachs gave their excecutives an average of $210,000 in bonuses in 2008, ($5.6 billion at the time my source went out, money that, was given to them to “rescue” their failing banks), yet they refuse to pay their hourly Burger King workers even the shameful minimum wages they fought so hard to prevent and work hard to keep from being raised to a level one can live on in America. Burger King workers routinely work 70 to 90 hours a week and make an average of $14, 414 a year, but this is for 70 to 90 hours a week, and they do NOT pay them overtime. The Federal poverty line for a family of three is $17,600.
In Goldman Sachs 2009 bonuses to double 2008’s; $23 billion could send 460,000 to Harvard, buy insurance for 1.7 million families, The Raw Story, October 13, 2009, by John Byrne, it is revealed that Goldman Sachs’ bonuses for 2009 are $23 billion, more than twice what 2008’s were.
This is not the America I love. These are not my values, are they yours?
We can see the health care legislative process being carried forward so there was no representative advocating a single payer insurance option in the negotiations for our legislation to “fix” health care for the people. And the bill Obama put forth and was voted on never gave the public option a chance. As it is proceeded through Congress it largely turned into just another giveway to the health insurance industry and to big Pharma. We should however keep in mind that Obama basically just didn’t have the votes for a pure single payer option to pass in Congress, knew it, couldn’t afford not to have a health care bill pass, and so did what it takes – including making compromises he did not want to, to succeed in passing a decent health care bill. At least (bitterly) that was the official story.
Evans Politics is asking its viewers, did we work so hard, and have such faith in Obama and the Democrats, only to sit by and just “sort of hope things might get better now”? ) The only way things will really get better is if we “get crazy” (music video, below) and light up the phones in Washington, deluge them with emails, and KEEP working to make them write fair legislation and to get truly progressive candidates nominated. Without continuing to fight, and fight hard, everything we worked for and fought for is just an ephemeral dream.
Yes, Obama is “better.” But if you love our America, if you love humanity, if you love progressive ideas — IF you want a better future, let’s get to work! — Paul
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It’s a Long to the Top
(If You Wanna Rock and Roll)
Seal – Crazy
Cat Stevens — Miles from Nowhere
(and I’m not going anywhere, soon…)
Guns and Roses
Sweet Child of Mine
always a favorite song of my Mother,
who passed away February 8th, 2007
It’s My Life” – Live
AC/DC – Thunderstruck
Live at Donnington – 1991
Rainbow – Man on the Silver Mountain
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(who died from a motorcycle accident in 1989)
You Learn – Live Brazil 2002!
(this is the best version I could find on YouTube)
Two favorite videos by U2
Pride in the Name of Love & City of Blinding Lights
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Where the Streets Have No Name
Live at Slane Castle
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