We have always known our “leaders” were scoundrels. But the Internet has thrown back the curtains. And we're pissed.Submitted by go213mph on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 21:06
What is happening is the middle class in the USA and around the world is now more informed than it ever has been. The Internet has thrown back the curtains. Data is readily available for those who wish to find it. We have since the earliest days known that our “leaders” were scoundrels. But now we can see their lizard like ways first hand, in real time, and without official press interpreters. And we’re pissed.
We’re the ones who pay for these people to line their pockets and lodge themselves in the trappings of the court. Around the world the ruling classes do this on our dime. Many of the taxed class are done simply shrugging their shoulders and forking it over. In a world where customers matter more than ever before, citizen customers are demanding value for their money, or alternatively and perhaps preferably, a refund.
But it went beyond that. Continued the Times, Brat , is an “economics professor who campaigned on throwing corrupt Wall Street bankers in jail (and) railed against crony capitalism…” Further, “Mr. Cantor’s loss is much more than just symbolism. He has been one of Wall Street’s most reliable benefactors in Congress. And Mr. Brat used that fact to deride the majority leader as someone who had rigged the financial system. In one recent speech, he accused lawmakers like Mr. Cantor of favoring ‘special tax credits to billionaires instead of taking care of us, the normal folks.’”
Them’s fightin’ words, and they clearly disturbed the big financial bourgeoisie.