On 10/1 Bernie Sanders of Vermont proposed the only ammendment that made any sense whatsoever for the “bailout” of Wall Street. In his speech which is long, but so packed with commonsense goodness, righteous rage, and patriotism that I implore you to watch it, that the top 1% of Americans pay for 45% of the bailout. That Top 1% ‘s income is greater than the COMBINED income of the bottom 50% (!!) and has accumulated wealth greater than the bottom 90%. Sweet Jesus. He proposed a 5 year 10% surtax on those that benifited most under Bush and the excessive greed fueled by the Republican Deregulation.
His proposal was voted down 99:1.
To anyone who doubted it: we are a democracy in name only.
Long live the cleptocracy of the Oligarchs. And may God Himself help us because we can’t help ourselves.
99:1 and Caligula is calling!