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'What a Rigged Economy Looks Like,' Says Sanders, as Stock Market Enjoys Best Month in 33 Years Despite 20%+ Unemployment

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/08/what-rigged-economy-looks-says-sanders-stock-market-enjoys-best-month-33-years


There’s a reason. There’s a reason for this, there’s a reason education SUCKS, and it’s the same reason it will never, ever, EVER be fixed.

It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you’ve got.

Because the owners, the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now, the BIG owners! The Wealthy… the REAL owners! The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions.

Forget the politicians. They are irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice! You have OWNERS! They OWN YOU. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls.

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying, lobbying, to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want:

They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. Thats against their interests.

Thats right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don’t want that!

You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shitty jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this fucking place! It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it! You, and I, are not in the big club .

By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table has tilted folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care! Good honest hard-working people; white collar, blue collar it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard-working people continue, these are people of modest means, continue to elect these rich cock suckers who don’t give a fuck about you….they don’t give a fuck about you… they don’t give a FUCK about you.

They don’t care about you at all… at all… AT ALL. And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Thats what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick thats being jammed up their assholes everyday, because the owners of this country know the truth.


So, we’ve heard from Sen. Sanders, where’s No Show Joe? Sure, the last debate where he was adderalled into near-coherence, was a strain, but rehab doesn’t take that long!


So the Fed has successfully pumped up a gigantic stock bubble while America starves, which will surely pop with a resounding explosion once the corporate bankruptcies start cascading, fueled by the $500 billion of corporate debt they’ve loaded onto their balance sheets in just the last month courtesy of the Fed’s funny money. Bernie is of course right, being a genuine New Dealer instead of the various fakes and poseurs who claim to be New Dealers in the DNC and on the internet.


The Stock Market has as much to do with the economy as a “Wheel of Fortune” slot machine has to do with the TV game show.


But let’s remember to cite the Late Great George Carlin!


TrumpCo has Kudlow whispering sweet bullshitisms in his ears, what could possibly go wrong?


Well… Let’s be honest. They did just steal 6 trillion “free taxpayer” dollars that you, your children, and your children’s children will be paying for.

Dont begrudge them a little stock market celebration. Yeah, it kind of feels like they’re giving you the middle finger whilst drinking champagne off a strippers tits.

Don’t be a hater. Don’t be jelly.

Besides, Biden will sort this all out.


What fascism looks like.


Honor and cite your source!


And the bloviating fools who think they “own” everything, believe that their house of cards / bubble machine will keep multiplying their wealth and power forever.

There is a hard reckoning coming soon.


Among the odder features of this reckoning will be that as companies file for bankruptcy their stocks will be trading at an all time high. This is the level of absurdity capitalism has reached.


So, this is what Trillions of stolen Dollars can accomplish, an illusion of a prospering economy.


I reckon you are right Webwalk, and those complicit must be held responsible for their bad deeds.


That’s a fact Jack.

Pray for a quick end. Perhaps a meteor the size our Moon would do.

With an ignorant population to contend with, it might just be a blessing.


And don’t forget Senator Sanders that the Democrats who are your “friends” are equally responsible for this economy. So why do you keep hanging out with them. It kind of makes you responsible as you refused to take the fight to the DNC and simply ended up rolling over for them. I simply cannot understand given how grave the future is that you did not actually fight for what you campaigned on. Time has pretty much run out for any real change to occur now.
Another four years under either:
Braindead Ideologue Demanding Endless Neo-Liberalism
or under
Tyrannical Reprehensible Unrestrained Monstrous Plutocrat
matters not much. The USA is a sinking ship which hit an ice berg by the name of unbridled capitalism. The future is looking pretty grim. I only hope the citizens wake up enough to take care of each other instead of fighting each other as they have for so long. And to take back all the riches which were stolen from them by the corporate oligarchs.


Best thing I’ve read all day long. You summed it up perfectly. Thank you.


Well someone requested he withdraw from the race. Maybe he’s taken her suggestion to heart. (Sarcasm)

The DNC is telling him the economy is just fine, go back to sleep.

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If Biden does get elected and gains house and senate as democrats - what can the average family expect in the way of fairness, improvements in standard of living, secure jobs and income.

Well, based on Obama’s first two years, we ain’t gettin nuttin folkes.
Gonna tough it out just like families in 1934 did.

Did Steinbeck write something about this situation??