reply to post by gaslaugh123
I'm with ya, brother! I thought I was the only one who was absolutely disgusted with our "leaders". They are all cheats and liars. The
corruption in government is so pervasive there's no escaping it. I honestly cannot think of one politician I can honestly say I trust. None. Zero.
Not republican, not democrat, not Tea Party, not independent. They all have personal agendas.
Think about it...our government has enormous power. If they wanted to stop corruption, they could. If they wanted to stop drug
trafficking, they could. If they wanted to stop wasteful spending and budgets gone crazy, they could. Period. They simply don't want to. They
are drunk with greed and power. All of the investment "graders" gave Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, etc. A2 ratings or higher, two days
before they collapsed! Why, because those firms pay a subscription fee, so to speak.The companies that they are grading are also their
customer base! Just like the Better Business Bureau collects fees from the very people that they are rating. Do you think that perhaps there
is a conflict of interest?
Henry Paulson...former CEO of Goldman-Sachs, made millions in the "bubble". Knowing full well what they were doing was extremely risky. He was
appointed US Treasury Secretary by Bush. In the last 10 years or so there have been more corrupt, questionable scum appointed to high-level positions
to start their own cartel. Now that I think of it, that's what it already is.