Forum Post: Non-Event Presidential Debate #1, Status Quo, No real Free Markets, Pirates, Disenfranchised Stakeholders
Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 5, 2012, 12:41 a.m. EST by Middleaged
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I'm known for showing up in an odd way. I'm a nice guy, but... I'm not an idiot but... I'd like to be a writer and establish a style or an internet presence (remind me to run spell check).
So I've had about 4 drinks of something like a Somosa made with Admiral Nelson Spiced Rum.
I just heard Chris Mathews on Charlie Rose on PBS. And I am reflecting on my writing last night and today about the Presidential Debate.
I sort of like Chris Mathews and listen to him. I would never say that Mitt Romney gave Chris Mathews a thrill up the leg. And on Charlie Rose I think I 100% agree with what Chris Mathews said and how he said it about Mitt Romney.
But Mitt Romney's performance was predictable if you have worked beside power or beside US Executives. Business people in the US are not surprised and government employees are not surprised.
This debate does point out how people that are used to working in power and around power operate. No surprise. I'm not a corporate executive apologist or groupee. So where do we go from here. It was just a first debate (maybe that sounds apologetic, but doesn't have to it is just a fact). The fact is that problems will persist after the election. The election has become a "Non Event".
We have a Status Quo. All other political parties are shut out of the debates. Power prevails. There is no excuse for shutting out other political parties and not even putting the question of other parties in the debate to the public is ANTI-Democratic.
The BS is that we are a democracy, a free market system, and a capitalist system. We have a Mixed Economy. We have a Limited Republic (not a Democracy). And we do not have Free Markets (Naked short selling is Legal Fruad) and Free Price Determination in our markets (computer high speed selling of stocks and collusion and conspiracy to set market prices proves that we need regulators and regulations and market structure and that the current system is very flawed).
So the point is that debates and even elections are non events.
Fine, we want Obama to be smarter, to be more passionate, to be more dynamic, to kick ass in a debate against this "Great American Pirate, Mitt Romney!"
But the Bigger Point is there are many big pirates in the US and in the US Financial System.
Mitt Romney is a Financial Pirate
Hello, America. We don't want Pirates and Privateers Running the US Whitehouse and US Congress
In the 1990 we prosecuted 1000 people in the US Savings and Loan Scandal.
Many banks were taken over and put into Receivership by the US Government for Financial fraud, Risky Behavior, and Conflict of Interest (lending to their buddies).
We have seen this kind of USA since the 1990. The fact is after the savings and loan scandal, we deregulated even further. It was a bone headed move. The US Congress had no pressure to enforce banking rules from the US Main Street. The result was a conclusion on the part of US Congress that Main Street was unsophisticated.
The US Congress "DISSED" Main Street by Deregulating the US Banking System. You don't know shit, Main Street.
1) US Social Security is on the chopping block.
2) US Medicare is on the Chopping Block.
3) The GOP Candiate says you can just go to the emergency Room for Health Care (and you will go bankrupt in the country with the most expensive health care country in the world).
4) Banking "Bad Bets" will go onto the US Taxpayer to payback.
5) No one on Main Street even knows the "Right Direction" for the Country as far as manufacturing goes - since politicians are worthless.
6) Main Street knows the value of Infrastructure investment, but politiicans don't.
7) Main Street knows the value of Manufacturing in the US, but politicians don't.
8) Main Street has become sophisticated and smart, but politicans don't know this.
9) Main Street knows that Financial Schemes reak of "Rip-Off", but politicans think most people don't know a rip-off when they see it.
10) We are all "Disenfranchised Stakeholders" in the USA.