Straightforward Extortion

Americans know their aristocracy got rich through theft. Some made it by war profiteering, others by poverty pimping, but the rationale for looting the US Treasury was always patriotic or humanitarian.

Not so anymore. The wholesale larceny now in progress is straightforward extortion.

They’re not promising victory or prosperity while loading Wall Street vans from the federal vault, they’re only offering us the opportunity to go further in debt. Where’s the hope in that?

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~ by Jay Taber on November 26, 2008.

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