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  •  The Congress is largely responsible. (18+ / 0-)

    They've been pretending to be rubber stamps so long, they almost believe it themselves.  But, the Congress is supposed to set policy.  The Executive gets to say whether he thinks it can be carried out.  But, if it can, the executive is supposed to do what the Congress says.  
    The Congress, however, prefers to pretend it is subordinate, a handmaiden to the President, and, at the same time, dole out the nation's assets and resources to reward supporters and punish enemies.  And the American electorate, having demonstrated in 2006 and 2008 an independent streak, had to be punished and is still being punished by deliberate efforts to wreck the economy.
    "If you don't vote right, you're going to bed without dinner."
    "There is no free lunch."  "Those who don't obey don't eat."

    Congress may pass all the money through the hands of the banksters so they can get their cut (dividends on the national debt), but they still control the purse strings and an uppity electorate doesn't deserve to get fed.
    Moreover, every report affirming that things are bad in the economy tells them their strategy of deprivation is working. It is, of course, easy to deprive, if you've got both the money and the law.
    After all, the best example is in the original Constitution where some humans were legal transformed into, not just slaves, but 3/5 of a person because they'd been paid for.  Money and the law. Slavery would not have been possible without both working together. After all, if the slaves ran away, the law had to retrieve them, much as it still retrieves runaway teens to this day. Why does the lawman do that? Because minor children are the property of their parents and property rights trump human rights.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 05:35:00 AM PDT

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