Friday, January 28, 2011

The Real “State of the Union?”

None of the big boys in the financial industry have gone to jail despite numerous articles saying fraud was committed.[1] If one googles financial fraud on Wall St. there is “About 10,200,000 results” One has to ask, does crime pay?

There are over 40 million Americans on food stamps and a major bank that was bailed out by taxpayers reportedly makes money off the food stamps issue.[2]

Millions of Americans are unemployed and one report said there are, “no jobs for more than 75% of unemployed Americans.”[3]

Many of their jobs were sent overseas to China [4]
China’s dictator got a huge welcome from president Obama, but hey I guess this is called “change to believe in.” The United States owes a trillion or more dollars to China so when the “landlord” visits the welcome mat goes out!

Meanwhile a huge number of the American people have lost their homes. Some homes have been repossessed by bankers who were bailed out by American taxpayers’ dollars. A headline in the Washington Post said this: “U.S. homes repossessed by banks set to hit record 1 million this year.” [5] The bankers are now having a great time after being “stimulated’ by taxpayers dollars and the ordinary American is wondering why they cannot get bailed out, or stimulated, especially when it is their tax dollars that re-financed the bankers! Still, who said the system was fair or even honest?

But hey, the good old U.S.A. had an anniversary to celebrate recently: “Roe v Wade.” It was reported that over 50 million abortions have been committed in the country since this decision was handed down. One might say that this killing of the innocents by abortionists could be called the “slaughter of the union.” Still, President Obama has reportedly said abortion is a “right.” In today’s mangled language killing the innocents is called a “right.” Is that sick or what?

Meanwhile a huge “march-for-life” was ignored by most of the mainstream media. [6] Which is not surprising, since most of the media are pro-abortion and support the sick slogan, “freedom of choice” to kill the child in the womb. But not only is there a war on the child in the womb. The war in Iraq is costing human lives, human suffering and huge amounts of money considering we now know that there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) a headline in the Washington Post said: “The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond” [7] One wonders who profits from the war? Certainly, not the soldiers or those who are disfigured or maimed. It would be interesting to see the names of the corporations and businesses that made money and are still making money but never wear combat gear themselves, and who have a vested interest in war.

We are seeing the results of financial war. People have lost their jobs, their homes and no financial criminals in jail. The other war in Iraq was started on the premise of WMDs this has since been proven false.[8] The only winners being the profiteers in bloodshed and mayhem, and the politicians who never wear combat gear but lead with their mouths. And if some politicians now say they are bringing “democracy” to Iraq, one has to ask the question: why don’t they bring democracy to China? After all it is a dictatorship.

Therefore, in closing, one has to ask: What is the real state of the union?

Stephen J. Gray

January 28, 2011