Finally, they'd had enough.
A loaf of bread cost $25.
The economy was in shambles. As Naomi Klein describes it, it was a moment for democracy:
(T)he people of Argentina, who, in the midst of an economic crisis eerily similar to our own, took to the street banging pots and pans. They shouted, "¡Que se vayan todos!" ("All of them must go!") and forced out a procession of four presidents in less than three weeks. What made Argentina's 2001-02 uprising unique was that it wasn't directed at a particular political party or even at corruption in the abstract. The target was the dominant economic model--this was the first national revolt against contemporary deregulated capitalism.Other shoes are beginning to fall all over the globe: in Ireland, in Iceland, in Latvia, in Greece, and in Estonia, all once regarded as economic miracles, with huge growth rates, big spikes in gdp, etc.
Now the money is fleeing as fast as is once flowed, and the people in those nations are tasting the bitter bile of cleaning up the messes left behind by the global speculators who move industries and undermine currencies on a whim (think George Soros, no friend of 'liberalism,' friendz).
Now the US faces a catastrophe of similar kind but oon a far more massive scale, and all our leaders can do is name the same failed policy-makers to key positions, spout crisis/optimism rhetoric, and cave-in to the globalist interests which, if they can milk an additional scheckel out of the economy, will cheerfully preside over the dissolution of the country and the economy that made their predations possible in the first place. The only difference between Madoff and Paulson is that the one got busted running a splendid, profitable, virtually undetectable (to the regulators at least) Ponzi scheme, and the other got appointed to the Treasury. Otherwise? Pick'em!
Now the Pukes in Congress are acting like IMF/WorldBankers, trying to extort concessions on spending to (attempt to) relieve the present crisis. Employing the same economic 'logics' which have landed both our own economy and those of nations around the world ijn the shitter, they're extorting 'tax' breaks for the rich and blocking authentic stimuli (of which they apparently believe they won't get a big enough piece).
It is now way past time that the people of the US turned off the TV, fired the Pizza man, put down their Budwesisr Lite, and took to the streets to bang their pots and pans together, to create enough of a din that the cretins in BOTH wings of the Party of Privilege and Property will finally begin to look over their shoulders at what's back there catching up.
Remember tar and feathers? Pluck a chicken today...