Monday, October 4, 2010
On October 30 Jon Stewart is holding a Rally to Restore Sanity, or as President Obama recently called it, “Americans in Favor of a Return to Sanity”. I fully support this Rally no matter what name you call it.
So for all the people who stand behind the Rally to Restore Sanity or the Americans in Favor of a Return to Sanity Rally I’ve made a motivational poster for you.
For the last thirty years lobbyists have convinced politicians (by giving them huge amounts of money) that regulations were unnecessary as it is in the Fox’s own self interest to guard the henhouse and eat only his fair share.
While it is true that it is in the Fox’s best interest to do that, he’s a damn fox!
Industries do best with a level playing field, but individual companies can earn a quick buck by playing unethically in an unregulated market.
Magnetar Capital made billions by inflating the housing market then betting against it.
The Banks grabbed a huge amount of properties by using the foreclosure crisis to illegally foreclose on people in the midst of all the legal foreclosures.
Oil Companies are raking in billions that would be lost to alternative energy sources, even if those profits are unsustainable.
Sane people know that it is in the best interests of everyone to have the federal government act as a referee to insure companies are playing by the rules.
Recently the Republican Governor of California commented on the shear stupidity of having the fox guard the henhouse:
“Does anyone really believe that these companies, out of the goodness of their black, oil hearts and spending millions and millions of dollars to protect jobs? This is like Eva Braun writing a kosher cookbook... I want to talk about the corruption of the democratic process and about forces willing to sabotage the country's economic future for private gain. I want to talk about the Texas oil interests that have descended upon California to overturn a California environmental law, and then, as soon as they've done their dirty work thanks to millions of dollars of scare-tactic advertising, they intend, in the words of their own spokesperson, to fold up their tents and go home... Oil companies like Valero and Tesero and Frontier and Koch Industries are blatantly trying to manipulate the will of the people and the public good... The motivate is... self-serving greed.”
Yes even the Terminator says that this policy is insane.
By Darrell B. Nelson author of Invasive Thoughts