(Tyler O’neil) South Carolina Congressman Mick Mulvaney attacked the rampant government corruption involved in the high pricing of EpiPen Auto-Injectors at a House panel on Wednesday, telling the woman at the heart of the controversy, “You’ve asked for it.”
“You’ve been in these hallways to ask us to make people buy your stuff,” Mulvaney declared, tearing into Heather Bresch, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Mylan, the company behind the EpiPen. “I think there’s laws in eleven states now that require schools to have epinephrin in some immediately deliverable fashion. You’ve lobbied us to make the taxpayer buy your stuff.”
My Commentary: Government-established and protected monopolies are for the “common good,” you selfish fuck-face… Now, shut up, and pay your “fair share” of taxes for these helpful “services,” or you’ll be abducted and thrown in a cage!
From 1980 until 2005, 80 percent of all income went to the top 1 percent. Today, the Wall Street executives–the crooks on Wall Street whose actions resulted in the severe recession we are in right now; the people whose illegal, reckless actions have resulted in millions of Americans losing their jobs, their homes, their savings–guess what? After we bailed them out, those CEOs today are now earning more money than they did before the bailout.
My Commentary: The following speech was delivered by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), from the floor of the Senate on November 30, 2010. Being one of only two Independents in the whole senate, and not as encumbered by the pitfalls of the false two-political-party paradigm as the majority of his peers, he is able to freely expose the economic terrorism that America’s billionaires are directing against the middle class. He believes these pirates are turning our country into a Banana Republic States of America, with the threat of debt slavery looming over the heads of all future generations of citizens if something drastic is not done soon. Sanders correctly assigns blame where some of the blame is due: the crooks on Wall Street, the CEOs of the Big Business, the Banksters and certain members of Congress!
(Stephen C. Webster, RawStory.com) Even amid the most turbulent economic conditions since the Great Depression, US corporate profits are at an all time high, according to a Tuesday report [PDF link] by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis.
At the same time, America’s poor and middle classes are under siege, with a mostly stagnant job market that has shown only marginal signs of improvement.
In spite of meager growth in some sectors, the real unemployment rate remains high, at approximately 1 in 5 Americans.
Yet for seven fiscal quarters running — since President Obama’s election — American corporate profits have shown strong growth.