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Second generation native San Franciscan; and third generation Democrat.

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New GOP Congress Rushes Big Favors To Wall Street....by Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower
January, 21, 2015

If members of the brand-spanking new, Republican-controlled Congress are at all confused about why We the People consider them just another load of bovine excrement, they should look at their bill called "Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens."
Only one day after being sworn in, the GOP introduced this deceitfully-titled bill as it's top-priority, must-pass piece of economic legislation.
But forget jobs and small business - those are just gauzy shams to hide the fact that the bill is nothing but a thank-you gift to the party's sweethearts on Wall Street.

A little background.
First, having wrecked our economy with their reckless casino gambles in 2008, the banking giants had to swallow the 2010 Dodd-Frank reform bill that put some modest limits on their destructive gambling habit.
Second, the banksters went running to Republicans, wailing that the Dodd-Frank wrist slaps were hurting their profits.
Third, they pledged to back sympathetic GOP candidates over those mean ol' Democrats in the 2014 elections.
Fourth, they did,
And fifth, with Republicans now in charge, it's payback time for banksters.

The chief pay clerk is Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, chair of the Financial Services Committee.
He even tried to ram his Wall Street giveaway through the House with a rigged process that would've prevented any debate.
No need to question what's in it, he averred, for it merely makes "technical corrections" to the Dodd-Frank reforms.

Yeah - "technicalities" like putting us taxpayers back on the book for bailing out banksters when their speculative gambles fail, allowing them to take more risk with our money, and letting them hide more of their scams from public scrutiny.

To learn the truth about the GOP's corrupt coddling of their thieving financial benefactors,
go to:
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Corporate coup d'etat....by Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Look out America --- here comes the Trans Pacific Partnership!
Dubbed "a corporate coup d'etat" by Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, it's a grandiose grab for power masked as a trade deal, allowing an unprecedented level of global corporate rule over Americans.
Let's take a quick look at what we'll be getting into.

The trade hoax.
Of the document's 29 chapters, only five address tariffs and other actual trade matters.
The other 24 consist of various ways to "free" corporations from any accountability and from any responsibility to the world community's common good.

Bye-bye "Buy American."
TPP dictates that all corporations based in any member nation must be given equal access to the public dollars that any government spends on equipment, food, highway projects, etc.
Thus, our own national, state, and local governments would no longer be free to give preference to suppliers of our choice.
"Buy American" and "Buy Local" programs could be challenged by private corporations.

Wall Street rides again!
If anyone doubts that the pact is a corporate boondoggle dressed in trade clothes, let them read it's shameful financial provisions.
"Too big to fail" laws, ensuring that the cost of a bank's collapse would be borne by investors, not taxpayers?
Under TPP, giant global banks could scamper into private tribunals to grab billions of our tax dollars if they have to comply with such laws.
Also, our nation's financial regulations would have to be "harmonized" to comply with TPP's extreme deregulation, re-creating the anything-goes Wall Street ethic that crashed the world economy in 2008.
A Robin Hood tax on volatile, super high-speed speculators?
Nope...TPP specifically lets global banks challenge and kill these laws.

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