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To: annieokie
It goes far deeper than that. Since at least the end of the Cold War Washington has morphed into something like the Grant Administration on steroids. It is difficult to estimate the depth and scope of corruption and hidden hand manipulation. The rot has grown exponentially with the ability of general and flag officers to routinely become corporate VP’s directly after retiring along with the emergence of the highly politicized ‘Senior Executive Service’ structure. These people represent the linkages between the upper levels of the influence peddling K Street lobbyist law firms and the professional fixers such as Kissinger and Baker and a host of former cabinet level or senatorial types. The traditional lobbying and influence peddling activities that have been around since the Washington administration have transformed themselves into something truly huge and ramifying into every corner of government where money can be made or an opportunity for political patronage can be found. I know this sounds hysteric but the depth and breadth of corrupt practice and manipulation is so great as to be unfathomable. Ask yourself one question as you read this, why has no one except fringe players like Dennis Kucinich tried to force the Treasury and the Fed to explain what did happen in 2008 and how TARP got transformed into a bank bailout and subsidy program with virtually no discussion and no established parameters. That is just one of the bigger ‘Beltway Secrets’. Washington today is akin to Jay Gould and the Gold Corner every day of every week.
7 posted on 12/13/2012 6:28:42 PM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat
That was good and I shudder to think about it, yet I think about it all the time. There is no stopping this Monster.

When we think we have made some headway, in getting something stopped, we say yippeeeeee, we did it. Not SO., for they have come up with a more sinister mode to continue on with their madness. It's not until years later we find out we have been screwed again.

Billy Graham years ago said the Government is like an Octapus with many tentacles. Which is by design, so that no one entity takes the blame and all cover for the other. Not our fault, look over there.

Example right now: Benghazigate....Fiscal Cliff...Obamacare...make the fiasco so large, continue to throw more and more confusion in our way until we give up. Mission Accomplished. Peons will settle down now and get on with the task of paying what they tell us to pay.

There is no way to stop any of this, never will be.

10 posted on 12/13/2012 8:03:02 PM PST by annieokie
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