March 5, 2004
In November, Just Say No!
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Just about everyone old enough to care is talking about Alan Greenspan's advice to leave the tax cuts in place and raid Social Security.
There's a pretty good article about how it's supposed to work in the New York Times. It's good mainly because it actually details who directly benefits from the Bush tax cuts they want to make permanent.
What it eventually gets around to -- and what they're hoping will happen -- is the "trickle down" effect.
Bu--sh-t. We're basically being told that we should sacrifice our Social Security so that the wealthiest can employ more deck hands for their yachts.
Remember when the Media made so much fun of Al Gore's "Lock Box" campaign promise? It's not quite so funny now, is it? The GOP-held Congress has allowed Bush to pick the lock and now they're planning to let him hijack the entire box for his rich supporters.
They expect us to make up the difference on our retirement savings by rolling the dice on Wall Street. In case you weren't paying attention, those 9/11 insider trades virtually proved that someone evil has the stock market rigged. It became even more dubious when the Pentagon proposed their futures market on terrorist acts.
In retrospect, though, wrangling events to influence futures markets wouldn't really be much different from the insider crap they pulled in order to get to us to invade Iraq.
of insider trading and terror futures, remember Senator Phil Gramm
of Texas? He blocked
a six year effort to track terror funding
while Enron was hiding their assets. His wife Wendy sat on Enron's
board the entire time while the corporate money flowed to an undisclosed
location. He retired from a very powerful seat in the Senate to join
the Warburg International Banking group, apparently to help manage
some of their "old acquaintances" offshore holdings. I doubt
that he'll miss those monthly Social Security supplemental checks as
as you or I.
And yes, the GOP is billing itself as the safe, reasonable, anti-terror party this time.
Some may remember when the Government used to offer "War" Bonds to help finance the then-ongoing war effort. For some reason the old Liberty and War bonds are no longer advertised as necessary for financing the war effort. Nowadays they'd obviously prefer for us to invest in companies like Carlyle, Halliburton, Bechtel, and Enron.
I'd rather put my retirement savings in a sock and bury it in your back yard than get scammed into making those jerks richer through yet another variation based on the reoccurring Bush family theme of insider trading.
There are experts who specialize in spotting and capitalizing "trends" for the purpose of speculating, but it doesn't take an M.B.A. to avoid the next Texas-sized Ponzi scheme. Millions have already gotten taken through their Harken/ Silverado/ BCCI/ Enron/ 911/ Carlyle/ Halliburton shenanigans, so when Bush and his rubber stamping Congress ask for your support this November, do us all a favor and JUST SAY NO!
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