Saturday, July 25, 2009

Goldman Sachs, Obama, Fascism and such and such

I'm no Harry Markopolous, but I somehow sense there is something amiss with the financial engorgement of Government Sachs...err....Goldman Sachs, in the midst of being incessantly told how "we" are in the worst financial "crisis" since the 'Great Depression'.

I see working Americans scrimp, sacrifice, and save each day by the sweat of their brows. But then I also see rapacious government (at all levels, mind you) along with a handful of well-connected robber-barons, hand-in-hand...partying like it's...well...1999.

So how do us working shlubs get that gig? Oh, right, we have to sell our souls to fascist Democrat government lifers.

Yeah, that's right Democrat neo-liberals (and all you Bushies too, while I'm at it)...YOU. ARE. FASCISTS.

If you have any soul, repent now. Actively renounce head fascist Barack Obama. He is nothing but a song-and-dance showman for the greediest, most vile elements of our society. You are suckers if you honestly can still support this reprehensible charlatan.

Anyhoo....back to Goldman Sachs...Steve (with some help from Nancy) has connected many dots in the travesty that is our nation's treasury in the clutches of this despicably self-dealing entity.

Steve overlooked one dot, which says it all :

Updated 1/27/2009 11:25 PM

By Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner picked a former Goldman Sachs lobbyist as a top aide Tuesday, the same day he announced rules aimed at reducing the role of lobbyists in agency decisions.

Mark Patterson will serve as Geithner's chief of staff at Treasury, which oversees the government's $700 billion financial bailout program. Goldman Sachs received $10 billion of that money.

Treasury spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said Patterson "brings significant expertise to the job." Patterson, who left the investment bank in April, signed the administration's ethics pledge, which requires him to recuse himself from issues "directly and substantially related to my former employer."

Melanie Sloan, executive director of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said President Obama was retreating from his own ethics rules barring lobbyists from working on the issues they lobbied about during the previous two years. "It makes it appear that they are saying one thing and doing another," she said.

The White House waived the rules Friday for William Lynn, who lobbied for a defense contractor last year, to serve as deputy Defense secretary.

Geithner issued rules Tuesday to restrict lobbyists from contacting Treasury about bailout issues.

A USA TODAY review of Obama hires shows that 21 have registered as federal lobbyists, although most have not done so within the past two years. They include White House aide Cecilia Muñoz, who lobbied last year for the National Council of La Raza, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who lobbied in 2007 for a national teachers union.

White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said Obama is following through on his commitment to operate under strict ethical standards.

Dave Wenhold, of the American League of Lobbyists, said lobbyists bring expertise to the job. "Just because you are registered to lobby doesn't mean that you are evil, " he said.

Smile, Everyone! Smiles!!....

Welcome to Fantasy Island!!!


Bun said...

This is truly unreal! Where is the media coverage? Where is the outcry and outrage?

Eric Dondero said...

While this is all mildly interesting, it is insignificant in comparison to the issue of whether or not Barack Hussein Obama is a legitimate President to begin with.

Two weeks ago, Rep. Castle had a town hall meeting in which a number of brave libertarian Patriots stood up and challenged him on why his office was not investigating Obama's real birth in Kenya, and the fact that that violated the Constitutional requirements for the office of the Presidency.

This is perhaps the biggest libertarian story of the Year! for the State of Delaware. And the so-called "Number One blog" in the State for libertarians, has completely and utterly ignored the issue, and any reporting on that town hall meeting.

The Editor of this once fine blog, should be absolutely ashamed of himself.

As a former Delawarean, I am literally disgusted that the Editor and Publisher of this blog has completely ignored the issue. He brings shame upon all of us who are true Delaware Libertarians.

Eric Dondero, Publisher
Libertarian Republican

Tyler Nixon said...

While this is all mildly interesting, it is insignificant in comparison to the issue of whether or not Barack Hussein Obama is a legitimate President to begin with.

Actually, Eric, I see it exactly the other way around.

We are fighting raw power in this president and his enablers. To quibble and moan about, in practical terms, non-starter issues like birth certificates, that will never ever produce any real result, is just a waste of time, except perhaps to rile up those susceptible of getting wrapped around the axle while the engine is melting down.

It is akin to spending all your time and energy fighting an onerous law that is never actually enforced. While it is certainly a valid cause to pursue, it is effectively pointless.

Whether or not Obama is legitimately qualified to be president on the basis of his birth location, he is undeniably now the president and the system has validated this result over and over and over. That ain't changing no matter how much or how many people object.

BabbaZee said...

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Anonymous said...

Why didnt you post the whole article on Goldman and how they have pulled their shenigans since before the Great Depression? Goldman and its policy advisors were among the Bush Crime Family Syndicate! So why are you rebiblicans choosing to make it sound like this bankster debacle only started with Obama. What about Paulson, Bernacke et al, all of who either worked at Goldman, or the Federal Reserve. Am shocked you are not standing with Ron abolish the Fed. Obama, Geitner and the rich elite still delivering our tax dollars to the banksters, who then gave unknown, secret billions to the Central Banks (Israel too), and Bernacke refused to tell Congress who got the money? He claimed he had the right to do it based on the Fed. Reserve Act of 1913? Bush, Paulson brought all Goldman competitors like Lehman and Bear sterns to their knees...leaving the entire so called free market to Goldman alone. You gotta love both these corporate parties selling us all out.