how can the nation recover economically when the prevailing wisdom is that survival of the corporation, or bank is paramount, even if that survival is dependant on laying off u.s. employees and moving operations overseas? or that the bank is too large to fail stays as a plank in economic policy?
partisan bickering achieves nothing.
neither party has changed the above polices, or made significant inroads in re-shaping those polices.
neither party will, because there is only one party in america, the financial party, it rules. it functions behind the scenes, masquearading as the old 2 party system.
i would VERY much like to hear the "conservative" financial policy suggestions, in detail. and i don't mean the no, no, no, no, no, talking points. i mean, an in depth, here is the goal, and here is how we get there policy.
i would like to hear how we do that when we still maintain, that the corporation essentially is the same as a person, yet, is more important than people. " sorry about you all losing your jobs, but, we have to save the company and quarterly bonuses, so, we are moving to mexico, china, pakistan, haiti, india, africa, or wherever we can find the cheapest labor."
banks, still are operating outside any real moral code, the only code being profit, and pesonal profit for the ownership class.
while this isn't new, it is new at the level they are operating at. pensions have been devastated, private debt shifted to the public sector.
question, how do you live in a country, where the mindset is preserve profit, and not people? as this scenario plays out, and it still is. as we continue to chase profit, regardless of how it effects both the people of the nation, and the overall health of the nation, how can this turn around> how will it play out in the end? a nation of people who are largely un-employed, or under-employed, who have no pensions, who have no government stipend that they were promised because they had paid into it their entire lives, ie. the entitlements. when you remove those pillars to basic day to day life, becaue it is expedient to remove those pillars, and doing so saves profitability, what happens to hundreds of thousands of people? if not millions?
already you see what happens when we remove the extensions to un-employment, this is a harbinger of the future.
things will get better when there are more jobs, we need to grow the small job sector...how? when you have a strong manufacturing base, those people go out and buy things or pay for sevices, in both cases creating more work, or jobs.
without a strong manufacturing base, or something that employs the number of people it did, and with wages that aren't just survival rations but real living wages, that allow people to save, save for retirement, pay taxes, send their children to college, and yes, buy things and pay for services.. without this keystone, there can be no real recovery.