"Treason is the betrayal of one's own country."
Did you know that several major U.S. corporations are using U.S. prison labor to book flight reservations, data processing, cloths manufacturing, product packaging, and other normally high paying U.S. jobs? Did you know that the top 1% owns over 50% of all U.S. stocks? Did you know that the top 1% now has more wealth then the bottom 95%. Did you know that a full-time worker earning the minimum wage has an income well below the poverty level? Did you know that about 1 million people immigrate to the U.S. every year? Did you know that global warming could cause sea levels to rise over 200 feet during the next fifty years? Did you know that 90% of all campaign contributions come from the top 10% of wealthy individuals and large corporations? Did you know that most of the fortune 500 companies have built factories in Mexico and that wages in Mexico have been going down in real terms? Did you know that free trade deals like NAFTA, and corporate down-sizing by highly profitable corporations, has moved millions of workers from high wage industrial jobs to lower wage service jobs? Did you know that our Senators and Representatives in Congress need to raise between $5 million and $50 million from wealthy special interest to run for public office? Did you know that Congress can vote themselves pay raises and they now earn over $141,000 a year, plus benefits? Did you know that the Reagan-Bush S&L de-regulation legislation cost U.S. taxpayers $500 billion? Did you know that electric utility company de-regulation has hit California and residential consumers are seeing their bills doubled from last year? Did you know that our once highly progressive federal income tax system has been reduced from a top rate of 80% to a top rate of 28% during the Reagan administration. Did you know that tax loopholes and corporate welfare cost over $100 billion each year? Did you know that since the 1950's the share of federal taxes paid by corporations has dropped from 50% to 10%. Did you know that of the $5.7 trillion national debt, $4 trillion occurred during the Reagan-Bush 12 years?
American workers are increasingly getting dump, and dumped on, by corporate America and federal legislation sponsored by corrupt money grabbing legislators. Corporate greed is rewarded by Wall Street and reinforced by the U.S. Congress. Wealthy individuals have their wants and concerns are very well represented by members of Congress, but who in Congress is representing the average working American? In Washington money talks and as a result "we the people" are losing our democratic form of self government. The growing concentration of wealth in America is a danger sign that our forefathers, like Abraham Lincoln, warned us about. We must reform our campaign financing system to a system of public financing and we must restore the tax code to one that is highly progressive with a top rate of 70% to 80%. GWB wants to take this country in the wrong direction with weak campaign finance reforms, regressive tax cuts, and other legislation designed to benefit corporate America and billionaires at the expense of middle class working Americans.
GWB Right House Web Site
The purpose of the GWB Right House web site is not just to expose the extreme issue positions of George W. Bush, but to educate the American people about some of the important issues. In addition, I want to use this opportunity to educate people about the possibility that there is a small group of very wealth, and ruthless, individuals who seek more wealth and power in America and throughout the world at our expense, and at our governments expense. Do you think that if our elected leaders deliberately tax cut and spend our country into bankruptcy so that a few fat cat billionaires can pick up the pieces for pennies on the dollar that they would be guilty of treason?
George W. Bush is not like other Americans. He is a third generation politician and economic elite who's father and grandfather paved the right-wing campaign trail and coat-tail riding business road map that he now follows. GWB has almost nothing in common with the average American worker and his campaign proposals reflect that elitist extreme right-wing leadership intent. It appears he supports weak environmental regulations, a poverty level minimum wage, tax cuts for the richest Americans, HMO's profits over patients rights, lessening the role of government as a social safety net provider, less liability for irresponsible corporations through tort reforms, and huge increases in military spending. His leadership record in Texas is very poor by almost any standard. In Texas he turned a record budget surplus into a budget shortfall because of his large tax cuts. His presidential campaign proposals of huge tax cuts for the rich and big spending increases promise to return this country to the huge deficits of the Reagan/Bush years. The American people should fear him for who he is and what he really stands for. This web site exposes the real GWB.
On many of the important issues facing this country large numbers of the American people are confused, misled, and deceived by politicians, the media, and their own lack of concern. The result has been a history of the American people electing politicians, like Nixon, Reagan, and Bush, who have failed to keep their campaign promises and have effectively slapped the American people in the face with legislation that has been harmful to our economy, our environment, and our democracy. Many voters mistakenly attach to much importance to one issue, or to one mistake by a politician, and then they carry that narrow minded over simplistic view of politics and politicians into the voting booth where they vote for people who really don't represent their interest and concerns on the important issues. The failure of the American people to recognize these planned deceptions, and their own visionary weakness, will only result in more mistakes in electing leaders who actions on the issues are critical to the future success of this country and its people. This web site attempts to provide some balance and reality by looking closely at many of the most important issues facing America and how GWB is likely to effect each of these issues.
The Greedy Manipulators
There is a very good possibility that there is a small group of very wealth individuals who are ruthless in their quest for more wealth and power in America and throughout the world. I believe that this small group of individuals are deliberately subverting our countries laws and corrupting our elected leaders in pursuit of their greed driven goals. I suspect that this treacherous money hungry little group has been using many of the Congressional Republicans, and some of the Congressional Democrats, including the top person in the White House when possible, to help them achieve their goals of more wealth and power for themselves through legislation that is good for them, but bad for us and our form of government.
I suspect that this small group of conspiring and colluding money managers and their clients, most of whom are inheritance rich individuals, view their situation as one in which it is them, against the voters in America. I believe that they feel like the voters are ill-informed fools who will make the wrong choices if given the chance and who can easily be misled with small bits of created propaganda. So to avoid that chance of error that could cost them lots of time and money, like what happened when JFK narrowly defeated Nixon in 1960, they have decided that it is better to be pro-active by eliminating risk early-on and by manipulating and tricking the voters through the media and through our elected political leaders. They do this knowing that if they can get enough voters, or fools, as they like to call us, voting for their paid-off politician puppets they can move their treasonous self-serving wealth and power accumulation goals forward.
As a result of their recent successes in bringing in more voters and political leaders into their "Big Tent of Fools" plan, a plan that represents the extreme right-wing side of the issues like tax cuts for the rich, no minimum wage, free trade, cuts in social programs, more corporate welfare, less corporate accountability through tort reforms, more immigration, etc., they are very eager to get one of their good-ole-boys back into the White House. They know that if they succeed at this goal they will also be able to maintain their control in the Congress and then they can make some major changes in legislation, like repealing of the estate tax, that will help them secure their current positions of wealth and power far into the future.
For these wealth and power hungry individuals the American people, and the American government, are just expendable pawns in a world-wide game of dominance by their multinational corporations and real estate ownership. Things like workers rights, environmental regulations, trade barriers, inheritance taxes, and federal income taxes are all obstacles to their accumulation of wealth and power and are targeted for destruction by their political operatives.
The federal governments ownership of massive amounts of U.S. real estate, the U.S. government (we the people) owns over 40% of all U.S. real estate, is like a carrot dangling in front of their asset hungry mouths. It appears that they have decided that if they play their cards right they can bankrupt the U.S. government and then pick-up these government owned real estate jewels for pennies on the dollar. It would be like stealing candy from a baby. The $500 billion S&L rip-off was just the tip of the wealth transfer iceberg, the repeal of the estate tax will be the icing on the cake, and the U.S. governments real estate assets will be the cherry topping.
So big the question becomes, how can we, the average well informed American citizens, educate the other misled citizens about the veiled dangers to our constitutional form of democratic government from this small group of greedy treasonous conspirators, if they really exist? If they don't currently exist how can we insure that they never develop to the point of endangering our countries workers and our governments assets?
Following are some of my recommendations to help educate the American people and protect our country from small groups of greedy individuals who seek to manipulate and subvert our laws for their own greedy interest:
Make people aware that this is not about the rich vs. the middle class, but it is about a handful of extremely rich multi-billionaires who's greed is out of control and who's actions will negatively affect all of us unless they are stopped and controlled through the tax code.
Educate people about the need for a highly progressive estate taxes in America. Explain about the Robber Barrons and why our forefathers felt it was necessary to tax extreme wealth (huge estates) at progressively higher tax rates with a very high top rate (70% to 90%). The estate tax is necessary to ensure that opportunities will continue to exist for average people to create new wealth for themselves and their families. The estate tax was not created to tax small amounts of wealth, like it does now. The estate tax prevents the monopolization of this countries wealth into the hands of a very few individuals. The estate tax laws prevent extremely wealthy people from avoiding paying taxes on their capital gains, trust funds, deferred taxes, and laundered funds through inheritance transfers.
Educate Americans about how Nixon's and Reagan's huge tax cuts for the richest Americans helped create the current $5.7 trillion national debt that is costing the America taxpayers around $350 billion a year in interest cost alone.
Show them how the Reagan/Bush led S&L de-regulation legislation resulted in the $500 billion looting of the American treasury and how a handful of Texas real estate tycoons made a bundle of money during this crisis.
Teach the America people how loop-holes in the campaign finance laws have let to a quid pro quo system in which it appears that money is given in exchange for legislation and how this system, that looks like bribery, has led to the growing gap between the people at the top and everyone else. The top 1% now have as much wealth as the bottom 95% combined and the gap is growing.
Educate the American people about the need for new legislation that creates a corporate "Death Penalty". This legislation would penalize corporations that engage in specific criminal, or inhumane activities, to the point of bankruptcy. The penalties should include price controls, higher tax rates, limits on executive compensation, increases in workers pay, higher tariffs, limits on dividends, forfeiture of most or all profits for a specific period of time, forfeiture of stock, replacement of directors and executives, and other financial punishments designed to send a clear and un-ambiguous message to other corporations to follow the law and respect workers and consumers rights or pay a very high price for a very long time.
Dispel the following myths from the minds of the American people and tell them the truth:
Myth: That most of the media companies have a liberal slant to their reporting. Truth: Media corporations are conservative because they are profit motivated.
Myth: That information from politicians and media personalities is accurate and honest. Truth: Mis-information from politicians and media personalities is being used as a tool and a weapon to trick, mislead, and deceive the American public.
Myth: That the recent Congressional Republicans and Republican Presidents were, and are, fiscal conservatives. Truth: The recently vetoed tax cuts for the rich would have most likely resulted in more federal deficits and higher debt just like Reagan and Bush produced during their administrations (around $4 trillion). It appears that the Republicans in Congress are determined to tax cut and spend this country into bankruptcy.
Myth: That Democrats represent workers interest and Republicans represent corporate interest. Truth: Both of the major parties are taking lots of money from big corporations and both of them appear to be legislating for the benefit of large corporate interest. The Republicans appear to have moved to the far right and are legislating for a small group of extremely wealthy interest and not all corporate interest.
Myth: That private sector management is better then government bureaucracy management. Truth: Turning over government monopolies to for-profit corporations will not improve the operations of public services like the public schools or the prison systems.
Myth: That free markets are better for consumers then government regulated markets. Truth: The environment, workers rights, consumer protections, and tax revenues are all protected through government regulations.
Myth: That the America intelligence agencies are looking out for the long-term interest of all the citizens of America and are promoting democracy throughout the world. Truth: The history of the CIA in places like Central America and Indonesia is the support of puppet democracies, military dictatorships, and other corrupt governments so that the America multinational corporation can exploit their resources and labor markets.
Myth: That free trade agreements, like NAFTA and PNTR with China, are about opening up markets for America good to be sold there. Truth: These agreements are about allowing American multinational corporations to move their labor intensive production operations out of the U.S. and into countries that have large amounts of cheap labor and who's labor rights and environmental protections are weak. They do this so that they can import their products back into America tariff free and sell their products to Americans at a much higher profit margin.
I believe that if we succeed in educating enough Americans about these few facts and ideas we stand a good chance of taking this country back from the greedy few who seek only to increase their own wealth and power. If the American people wish to continue governing themselves, as our founding fathers intended, they must take the time to learn the facts, study the issues, educate their friends, and lobby their elected leaders. God is good, but it is up to us to make this country work the way our founders intended, by majority rule in a dynamic representative democracy. Get involved now or be prepared to bow to and serve your new ruthless oligarchy leaders.
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