Thursday, April 21, 2005

George's Oligarchs and FDR

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." Franklin Roosevelt, 1944.

GeorgeW would never hold to such principles. His friends, the Oligarchs, have other purposes for the federal government. They have friends to support, and they will steer the government apparatus – the White House, Congress, and the federal agencies – to meet those needs.

The country needs a new energy policy? Have the oil companies write it.

The country needs bankruptcy ‘reform’? Have the banks and credit card companies write it.

Social Security taking too much of the government’s GNP? Have investment firms build a new method of risking our retirement funds, even tho it does not fix the long-term prospects for the benefits system.

Gross receipts tax hurting your million-dollar investment portfolio? Have the major corporations rewrite the tax code.

George and the Oligarchs have friends to help. They have a motto to support their efforts: Them that gots, gets.

As for those that have too little…too bad, they must fend for themselves. Or get their own friends in high places.

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