Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Government Secrecy

Henry Paulson should be tried for treason and stand in front of the firing squad. This jackass is as crooked as they come. The former head of Goldman Sachs has the key to the chicken roost and he is giving all his friends a piece of the pie. In the process, the American public is being screwed.

It is bad enough that the banks are still going to pay the enormous bonuses to their top people. The rationale: they do not want to lose this fine talent because they go without their compensation. Memo: these are the idiots that got those companies in this mess. They ought to be let go.

The latest, and most offending, of the Paulson tricks is the hiding of the names of who received the $2 trillion in taxpayer money. This is absurd. We are the ones footing the bill yet we are not entitled to know who is getting our funds. He ought to be shot for that on the White House lawn. The American people have a right to know where their funds are being spent. A secretive government creates a gestapo environment. Consider how Hitler came to power without a single bullet being fired. In the end, he created a crap load of damage.

We need to stop lying pieces of crap like this. I applaud the efforts of another politician (read liar in his own right), John Boehner for his move to have Paulson release the names of these people. In this instance, he believes in transparency of government (read the article I wrote on this here). We need to demand this of our leaders.

Here is an excerpt out of a story posted on

Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said in September they would comply with congressional demands for transparency in a $700 billion bailout of the banking system. Two months later, as the Fed lends far more than that in separate rescue programs that didn't require approval by Congress, there is little disclosure about how the programs are being implemented.

Notice how they agreed to transparency when they were soliciting Congress's approval yet turned when they received it. And, it is interesting to note how Congress gets upset when promises are broken to them. Yet it is perfectly alright for them to go back on their word to the American people. Seems to me that it should work in both instances.

Those who read this site often know I trust nobody in Washington. All of our leaders, whether they are in the White House, Congress, or the Fed, are professional liars. They are corrupt to the core with their only concern being power. The needs of the people they represent are not even considered. It is time to start reversing that trend. If they continue on the path they are following, I surmise there will be an uprising. And, The Revolution Again will be helping to lead the charge.

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