Pigs and Politicians…share one very frightening common thread!
Warning: If what you are about to read appears to seem a bit condescending, it was composed intentionally to be that way. Most would agree that swine on most large scale Pig Farms pretty much all feed from the same trough. The feed they eat comes to them directly from the Pig Farm owner with one single purpose in mind; nourish them for eventual slaughter, period. The Value Proposition is simple to understand. Farm Owner invests money in raising Pigs knowing that when they are slaughtered, the remains will bring a financial profit greater than the financial investment to FEED them, period. Now (most) Politicians pretty much all fuel (their crusades for political office) from campaign contributions (investments) financed by Corporations, Industry Associations and Interest Groups; be it Republican, Democrat or Independent Party candidate, they all receive (significant) funding from a mixed-cocktail of the same channels. The aforementioned ‘Investors’ (like the Pig Farm owner) have one single purpose in mind; nourish (to some degree) the campaign coffers of (as many) candidates as possible because 1 will eventually be elected to office. And those that ultimately win, will be indebted (in some way) to those that ‘Fed’ them the fuel to become victorious. The Value Proposition here is also simple to understand. ‘Investor’ provides money to Candidates knowing that when 1 is elected he/she will (likely) support the ‘Investor’s’ profit agenda by drafting, voting for or otherwise supporting legislation that benefits (their) Investor. These forms of support are the equivalent of the Farm Owner’s (slaughter) and the legislation that is passed is the equivalent of (the remains) that will bring a financial profit greater than the financial investment to FEED them, period. Believe this or not, trust it or not, accept it or not…you choose. The fact is that, this is how it really is! Elected politicians are (for the most part) put into office based upon the size of their war-chests, period. The fact that they throw their support to those that (fed) them is clearly understandable. What is actually stupid is; remaining in denial that this is not how the game is played.
Government will not and cannot fix the people’s problems. They cannot ever spend enough money to sustain long term job growth. They cannot fix the health care crisis because the real problem is the entire health care system in itself. And they cannot ever (truly) change the systemic greedy financial behavior because there will never be enough resources to guarantee ENFORCEMENT of any (new) financial regulations that become law. I myself gave up trying to put the blame on elected officials long ago simply because they are as an institution….POWERLESS!
Again people I continue to tell you all wake up and Get in The Game. By the end of this year “…Many commercial real estate loans will mature, and community banks will feel the strain if property owners can’t pay — much in the way bigger financial institutions did before the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program began…” says Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, to PBS. PBS also says that “…Warren is now believed to be the frontrunner to head up the new Consumer Protection Agency, which has been proposed to help consumers better understand financial products.” Everyone must read this article / watch the video and pay close attention: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/economy/the-next-foreclosure-crisis/2303/
And why you might ask do I take this time on a Sunday afternoon to write these words and tell this story? Because I am passionately determined and dedicated to help save Our Country from total economic disaster. This journey has become my life’s work and I am proud and honored to have an opportunity to make a difference during my second chance at life. Join the journey everyone, being a spectator in life is no longer excusable.