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Wall Street And Big Corporations Got What They Wanted – This Time


#1

Wall Street And Big Corporations Got What They Wanted – This Time

Dave Johnson

Fast track passes. Our Congress – the supposed representatives of We the People – voted to cut themselves and us out of the process of deciding what “the rules” for doing business “in the 21st Century” will be.

How do the plutocrats and oligarchs and their giant multinational corporations get what they want when a pesky democracy is in their way? They push that pesky democracy out of their way.


#2

The Chicago Tribune buried the story on page 13. Several so called progressive blogs this morning had nary a word about the Senate action yesterday. I would like to mention names but that might offend CD, suffice it to say, one site had almost wall to wall coverage of the Confederate Flag controversy. Is it any wonder, when these sites, and major newspapers bury it, that the gang of Dinos who supported it are confident they will suffer no ill consequences.

I didn't vote for Durbin last election, however, he is better than the infamous Patty.

( This edit is to clarify, readers may wonder what Durbin and Patty have to do with this article. I accidentally attributed something said by Mr. Zornick to Mr. Johnson.)


#4

This is being repeated for the benefit of the blame voters (and their forum "cousins" who relentlessly chide "The American sheeple") since they show ZERO understanding of how Power operates and the degree to which it's anesthetized the intended checks and balances of our government's operations:

"Previously our corrupt system had “our” Congress simply ignoring what the people want, and doing whatever The Money class wants. You might recall the study by Princeton’s Martin Gilens and Northwestern’s Benjamin Page showing that “business interests have substantial independent impacts” while “average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence” on our government’s policies. In other words, the Congress did what the rich and powerful want and ignores what the public wants."


#5

Dear Dave,

When did Wall Street, i.e., financial capitalists and big capitalist corporations not get what they wanted?

When was the last unambiguous working class political victory?


#6

The movement will only get bigger and the actual Corporatocracy TPP still has to pass the
Congress. Bernie Sanders will make sure it is a major issue in the campaign and bring it prominence. Of course Hillary triangulated being actually the State Dept negotiator and behind the scenes booster but then seeing the popular tide making a pretense of being against it.
But these tactics are not going to fly anymore.
As we won Net Neutrality so this fight is hardly over...


#7

Corporate (corpses) Judas silver.

How to reconcile seeing the divine in all people and simmering with despair and anger over this. Frack.


#8

I recommend that people sign in with the Democratic Party (I'm a registered Democrat) in order to have a say in the nomination of Sanders. If the psychopathic, money grubbing, war mongering Clinton wins with the help of all her self-serving, low life friends, I will most definitely vote for Stein. If Sanders wins, I'll have to think about it. You do have a choice, don't squander it.

How are you planing to vote Ms Rose?