Back in 1980, a Republican-led plan to free all big business and big economic enterprises from the regulations that were put in place to protect the public were soon successful. Since the 1930s when President Franklin Roosevelt saved the U.S. from the greed and selfish over-indulgences of large corporations by putting in place safeguards and regulations, we have had a steady and successful economic growth in America. In 1980 the seeds for economic disaster were put in place. With the emergence of neo-conservatism, these regulations have been sold to the American public as limiting big business. The FDR protections were seen as holding back the engine of huge corporations. And not only FDR was demonized, but the entire spectrum of "liberal" ideas were smeared and smudged. Americans bought into the "better" ideas of the right-wing, and handed over to corporate behemoths the economic gift of regulation-free economics.
The right-wing has now shown us what this "freedom" can bring. Just as in the 1920s when Republicans ruled, big business has grabbed every handout it could get and to hell with the general public. Increasingly, the right-wing has removed public safeguards in the economic sector. And finally, with Newt Gingrich in Congress, they got most of the remaining safety nets removed. The election of George W. Bush provided the final nail in the public's coffin.
George W. Bush, who never held a job, was put in charge of the economic engine of America. Corporate giants went to the trough and got whatever they wanted from a neocon president and a neocon Congress. The fox was put in charge of the American economic henhouse. And illegal and contrived wars from Reagan's invasion of tiny Greneda, to the horrid invasion of the sovereign nation of Iraq, provided a literal windfall of your money to the military-industrial complex. It was heaven for the CEOs of American corporations and money brokerages.
This garish welfare for American corporations has come home to roost. The savings and loan scandal, the silicon valley bubble, the current economic disaster are all fruits of the greed that rules America's corporate engine. And who comes to get these selfish corporations out of economic disaster? You! The American taxpayer will give them more welfare. No lessons will have been learned. No FDR and Democratic Congress are here for us now.
In truth, too many members of Congress of both parties have been at the trough themselves. It is a disgrace. I am sick and tired of holding my nose when I go into the election booth. Our national politicos are an embarrassment to the U.S. Constitution and the best in our long history. Everybody has his/her hand out. Everybody expects to be given a materialistic free ride. And our national debt rises, and nobody is expressing a point of view that hits on why this is happening. A main reason it is happening is because you allowed it to happen. The neocons and all they represent must be kicked out once and for all. We are on the brink of economic collapse. You have a choice in November, and while it isn't perfect, the continuation of the level of lying and economic handouts that is represented by George W. Bush and John McCain cannot be allowed to continue this economic death spiral for the average American.