It just occurred to me that besides all of the big buck bets that the likes of David and Charles Koch, Sheldon Adelstein, the Waltons (BTW, every time you shop at Walmart you help the Republicans) and the many other billionaires and multi-millionaires through so-called non-profit “PACS”, there is another group that is placing a silent bet against Obama and they have been doing so for several years.
Since the implementation of the stimulus plan, we have seen major business refuse to hire. We have also seen lending banks refusing to lend, even though that was one of the main objectives of the TARP funds distributed by both the Bush and Obama Administrations.
While we have heard excuses after excuses that range from almost weird to the standard “the economy is unstable.” And the excuses have been just that – excuses. These excuses are being used to hide a very easy to see reality. Corporations and Wall Street connected businesses, have refused to hire even though business is up and profits are at an all-time high. Were they to hire, it would lower the unemployment numbers. Lowering the unemployment numbers might make Obama look good. If Obama looks good, it would strengthen his chances to be re-elected.
So, major corporations have refused to hire and are sitting on as much as $3 Trillion in cash. They are more than willing to hurt their own businesses to have some effect on defeating Barack Obama. I guess this is their idea of patriotism. Hurt Americans, probably millions of Americans, in order to put one man out of a job.
So you have a three pronged attack by the rich – especially the corporations – funding Romney, funding to the hilt the so-called “non-profit” PACS and refusing to do anything to help America get better. Seems like when the rich are not having dreams about rape, they are about the business of raping poor and middle class Americans.
They have also been able to push even more productivity out of workers without sharing the profit from that raise. It is almost as if they are at war with the very public they want to buy their products.
I hope the poor and middle class folks who vote Republican understand that they are nothing but pure pawns for that party.