Posted in Economics, trade and business, Energy and oil, financial crisis, fraud, government, Leaders, politicians, celebrities, U.S., tagged bashing public employees, budget law, corruption, deception, distract attention, economy, Enron, fraud, Governor of Wisconsin, Governor Walker, Koch family, Koch Industries, looting, Oligarchs, politics, power plants, Power station, public utilities, Public utility, Scam in Wisconsin, Scott Walker, self-serving, smokescreen, State ownership, state-owned, Wisconsin on February 22, 2011 |
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Update 2/27/2011: POLICE:State Capitol of Wisconsin: ‘We have been ordered by the legislature to kick you all out at 4:00 today. But we know what’s right from wrong. We will not be kicking anyone out, in fact, we will be sleeping here with you! (understory.ran.org)
A huge upwelling is happening in the heart of humanity and it is an internal thing. It is coming from an unseen place and it can’t be defended against by those seeking to hinder its growth. . . We are awakening and we are seeing that we have a deeply shared common cause. (Source)
Why is Wisconsin Governor Walker leading such a visible attack on Wisconsin’s public employees?
Bashing public employee unions is a smokescreen to hide yet another fat cat scam to grab State assets.
Right now everyone thinks this is about unions and collective bargaining and the rights of the worker. BUT, what Wisconsin Governor Walker really wants is for Democrats to just “compromise” and pass his budget law “as is”–a budget law that authorizes selling off of Wisconsin’s state-owned power plants for pennies on the dollar in closed unsolicitated bids for which there will be no oversight.
It’s Enron-style cronyism all over again.
Here’s how the scam is set up:
1) Koch Brothers get their puppet Governor Walker in power
2) Governor Walker gins up a crisis
3) Democrats and Progressives take the bait and counter-protest on collective bargaining
4) Governor Walker will compromise on collective bargaining if the rest of the budget is passed as is
5) Bill passes, with trojan horse give-a-way to the Koch Brothers nested in
6) Koch Brothers will buy Wisconsin state-owned power plants for pennies on the dollar in closed unsolicitated bids for which there will be no oversight
7) Koch Brothers get the best vertical monopoly in a generation (Source)
Every point in the above list is carefully documented in Patience John’s article, “The Koch Brothers’ End Game in Wisconsin“.
Here’s the actual language in Governor Walker’s pending budget law. Read it for yourself. It will authorize him to sell off Wisconsin’s state-owned power utilities for pennies on the dollar, in closed unsolicitated bids, for which there will be no oversight:
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The Republican vs. Democrat charade — good cop, bad cop nonsense — is a mere smokescreen. Don’t be confused by obsolete preconceptions and propaganda. There is one war being fought, The Global Economic Elite Vs. The People. (Source)
CEO, Goldman Sachs
Endless affirmative action for the rich
It should be clear to anyone with a little more intelligence than a turnip that the bailouts were nothing more than calculated theft from ‘the people’ in order to cover the inconvenient results of Wall Street’s greed and mistakes and to allow for wholesale robbery in name of protecting the system. (Source) Consider Goldman Sachs, for example (Source2):
After the public’s money has been given away to bail out the rich, of course there’s nothing left to pay for much else . . . Meanwhile,
There’s been a wave of propaganda over the last couple of months, which is pretty impressive to watch, trying to deflect attention away from those who actually created the economic crisis, like Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, their associates in the government who—Federal Reserve and others—let all this go on and helped it. (Source)
For example, Mish Shedlock of the blog Global Economic Trend Analysis, routinely scapegoats public sector workers by arguing that state and local finances are completely broken because government workers are overpaid. But apparently public workers are not the problem in states like California–Mish himself writes in his blog that:
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