SchwartzReport: Snapshot of Deep Evil in US Banks & Commerce — Enabled by Direct Corruption of Government

Commerce, Corruption, Government

schwartz reportHere is an excellent assessment of how the corruption that is eating away our democracy like a cancer operates.

“Bagful of Cash” Report Exposing the US Chamber of Commerce
CARL GIBSON – Reader Supported News

The following is an excerpt from Shut the Chamber’s new 28-page report, “Bagful of Cash: How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Orchestrated a Corporate Takeover of Government.” My goal when writing the report was to publish a one-stop-shop for everything relating to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s domination of all institutions of merit, from Congress to the courts, to the election cycles. This report also shows how the U.S. Chamber has invested millions of corporate dollars into opposing all legislation relating to healthcare, financial reform, closing corporate tax loopholes, and climate change. The report also highlights the U.S. Chamber’s support of austerity, fracking, the Keystone XL pipeline, and mostly Republican pro-corporate candidates running for Congress. You can read the full report at bit.ly/bagfulofcash.

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They knew; they always knew what they were doing. And they ruined the lives of tens of millions of people anyway. And no one was truly held accountable. You cannot have a healthy democracy when people can commit crimes of this magnitude and be considered above the law.

Shocking Things Wall Street Financiers Say Off the Record About Their Bloated, Corrupt Industry
LES LEOPOLD – AlterNet (U.S.)

In a shocking new survey [3] commissioned by the Labaton Sucharow law firm, Wall Street insiders say that breaking the law, screwing your clients and covering up crimes is a way of life on Wall Street. The shock is not that cheating is going on. We all know that. The shock is that these financiers would actually admit it on a survey. This should tell us that the Wall Street culture is so brazenly corrupt, so confident of not getting caught, so certain that a passive public won’t fight back that those surveyed didn’t even bother to lie about the fact that they were living, breathing sociopaths.

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This is so wrong that in one headline it encapsulates what is destroying our world.  Click through to see the video.

Richest 300 Persons on Earth Have More Money Than Poorest 3 Billion
MARK KARLIN, Editor – Buzzflash

As we repeatedly focus on wealth inequality in the United States (i.e.; just four hundred persons in the US have as much in assets and income as the bottom 50% of Americans), a video points out the even more extreme global wealth disparity.

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Phi Beta Iota:  A sound analysis of all of this would always show that it is the lack of ethics in politics that enables the lack of ethics in finance.  A two-party tyranny that excludes all others, that gerrymanders, that votes on the basis of cash instead of constituent need, is a crime against humanity.  The bribery is “just business.”  Demanding the bribes, that is the real crime.  There is nothing wrong with America the Beautiful that cannot be fixed and fixed quickly by the Electoral Act of 2013 in time for 2014 and 2016.