Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Conservative Kleptocracy Destroys America


Kleptocracy: "...a form of political and government corruption where the government exists to increase the personal wealth and political power of its officials and the ruling class at the expense of the wider population, often with pretense of honest service."

It's still Class Warfare, gang.

The Bush 43 Administration was a past master at kleptocratic theft of our money, as we see in an article titled, "Report: $6.6 trillion lost on Bush tax cuts could pay all student loans, car loans, credit cards."

Senior woman counting savings money via Shutterstock.com

"A new report argues that the Bush tax cuts actually cost Americans $6.6 trillion in personal income — more than enough to pay for every student loan, car loan and credit card debt in the U.S.

"In an Al Jazeera America column on Wednesday, investigative reporter David Cay Johnston calculated the average income of Americans between 2001 and 2012 — the years President George W. Bush’s tax cuts were in effect. After adjusting for inflation he compared that income with the average income in 2000, and determined that $6.6 trillion was missing.

"'Consider what $48,000 of additional income over those 12 years would have meant to you,' Johnston wrote. 'It is the equivalent of $11 appearing in your wallet every morning from the start of 2001 through the end of 2012.'

"'Had that $6.6 trillion shortfall been realized as income, it would have been enough to pay off all the student loans in United States ($1.26 trillion), all the automobile loans ($892 billion) and all the credit card debt ($827 billion),' he noted. 'After paying all that debt off and taking taxes into account, Americans still would have more than $2.4 trillion left in their pockets and bank accounts...'"

Guess how many Low Information Voters know that...probably none...but they do have an inkling where the Kleptocracy is based...



...even though there's a little confusion about what the Conservative pols are telling them.




But one of the billionaires spilled the beans:

"Bombshell: Former Oil Company President Says Political Contributions Amount to Extortion (Video)."



"Former Shell CEO John Hofmeister hates paying politicians. It’s not right, it’s not democratic, and above all, it all amounts to legalized extortion. Or, at least, that’s what he told CNN’s Drew Griffin on the subject of paying his yearly legalized bribes — 'campaign contributions' — to Washington insiders.
"I feel extorted. Every time I wrote a check I felt that it was a form of extortion, the price of entry, because of the reception that you got when you contributed versus the reception when you did not contribute."
"Self-described 'impartial straight-shooter' Hofmeister then went on to tell his tale of woe, of a poor, honest businessman routinely harassed by political fundraisers at the spearpoint of persecution..."

And this is all the poor little billionaires want to do with your money... 


Poor, poor babies...





So here is what it all comes down to...



And this...

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No one is saying that Democrats are innocent of kleptocracy, but the Conservatives live it.  To paraphrase an old Conservative capo, $6.6 trillioon here, $6.6 trillion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money.

The Mid-Term elections are coming up and the tide usually swings towards the Cons because no one shows up to vote.  The Low Information Voter won't help us either so the only way to keep our money, save lives, and keep our democracy is to...

...Criminalize Conservatism.



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"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private
power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in
its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any
controlling private power."

Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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