All this talk about President Obama being responsible for rising gasoline prices at the pump is just plain wrong. Just another talking point churned up by the Conservative Right to convince the voter that if anything goes wrong in this country, it just has to be the president’s fault. Of course, the Republican Right can straighten it all out. Problem is that the real reason the gas prices are going up is because of false. and prefabricated speculation based on false perceptions that something is about to go sour in the Mid-East. That’s the excuse, the real reason is that Wall St. started telling us that gasoline prices at the pump would jump to $5.00 per gallon by the summer of 2012 way back in the early fall and late summer of 2011. That was before we started having any real problems with Iran. Check out your history!
The actual reason for all this mess is a fabricated crisis that does not exist. Speculators on Wall St. are pushing the gas prices up to glean as much profit as they can in a short period of time.
Why? Well, take a look at where we’ve been Folks. Wall St. has gleaned us of our 401(k)’s and mutual funds. They have openly and flagrantly taken a huge chunk of all the retirement benefits from those middle class workers who worked so hard to develop a good retirement portfolio, only to have ripped off by greedy, self serviced Wall St. money houses.
Trust me. They have been watching the money tree while you and I fed it.
As your 30 year window approached they were the first one at the trough to take your money out of the fund, and let you fall by the wayside. It happened out West in Arizona in the 1980s, with 401(k)’s and mutual funds. Remember? Then it happened again in the mid-east of the U.S., gleaning more funds as others approached retirement. Remember?, and just as recently as a few years ago as the window approached for even more retirements, this time that much closer to the east coast. Remember that?
Oh sure,a few tycoons went to jail. Their families were taken care of, of course. Must have been part of the deal for the money changers. I can hear it now ” Look you are going to prison, your private, unrelated assets will be taken care of while you’re in the Big House, for around three to five”, (Thats why they were given time to get their affairs in order before going to prison),” but we will see to your family, and their life style, of the Rich and the Famous will not be effected. But Gee George, someone has to pay the piper, so we at the Fed look good. But, when you get out you’ll be just fine! Don’t forget to pack your gulf clubs”.
Now, when the cat was out of the bag, notice they aren’t screwing with retirement anymore? they went to work on the housing market. They manufactured the Housing Mortage Crisis with the Help of Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd, (Notice they are both retiring)?, How convenient! Throw in Freddie Mac and Sally Mae and we have another Middle Class rip off! You lost your House, lost your job, we nearly lost the Auto Industry, as well as other middle class industrial safeguards. Now, that that cat is out of the bag, they are going to work on whats left of the Middle Class assurances, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid!
Think about it Readers…..Is it not interesting that for the last thirty years we have had one economic crisis after another? Is it not interesting that in each of those economic crisis’ you have been the loser? You have been the one losing your 401(k), you loose your mutual funds…..you lost your house…..You lost your job…..And then when you, a hard-working, dedicated tax payers go to the government for help….Whats the first thing Republicans in Congress say….”We have to do something about entitlements” Uhhhh By the way….They are talking about YOUR Social Security!
Getting back to the origins of this article. There is enough blame to go around. Obama’s problem is mostly experience. But, I have to hand it to him, he’s learning. As for Republicans, well, I don’t trust any one of them running for office. They go from one topic to another, trying to appease the voter by saying something they want to hear.
Romney….representing the people of this country? Come on now, stop living in a pipe dream. This guy cares less about you, me, Pa, Ma, Patty or Paul. He is among the richest of the rich, piles of money packed away in foreign bank accounts. Most likely he’s never been in a supermarket, and I assure you he does not, and for that matter never will pump his own gas. Mitt Romney does not represent the Middle Class of this Country. Never has, never will. If he says he does….He’s a lier!
Now, if you think that the Republican Right is going to clean up the economics of this country, then by all means, run right out there and vote Republican in November.
But, if you know a fake when you hear one, know a farce when he is standing in front of you, then I would advise that you jump on board and pay close, very close attention to this historical election. The decisions that we make this Fall will, I have no doubt, impact this nation for years to come. If not more!
I will not tell you to vote Democrat, I won’t tell you to vote Republican. When you step into that booth after checking out the Who….What….Where’s…..When’s and Why’s of these candidates, their stands, their history, your economic past and present. If you take a walk down your Memory Lane,……I think you’ll know what to do!
In closing, let me say that I hope each of you had an enjoyable Easter. I hope you were reminded at some point of the real reason for the season.
thats my point of view………….Have a great day, and as usual……..God Bless America!