“Congress doesn’t regulate Wall Street, Wall Street regulates Congress.”

wsregulateThe most profound utterance at the first Democratic debate.

It was Bernie Sanders’ line in the sand. The distinction between himself and Hillary Clinton. The difference between Sanders Democrats and Wall Street Democrats.

The 2016 election holds the promise of being the most significant presidential contest since the election of Abraham Lincoln.

We have the opportunity to change the course of American history, perhaps world history.

We can turn the Democratic Party into a democratic socialist party. We can drive a stake through the corrupt system of corporate control of politics and government. We can reclaim democracy from the oligarchy, the billionaires, and Wall Street.

Every president since the progressive Teddy Roosevelt has been a conservative Republican or a Wall Street Democrat.

The Republicans and the Wall Street Democrats differed on social issues, but were in total agreement when it came to capitalism and to corporate control of government.

In recent years Reagan, Pappy Bush, Clinton, W, and Obama all appointed industry lobbyists and executives to Departments and regulatory agencies that were responsible for overseeing the very industries the appointees came from.

There is a revolving door for bankers to go to Treasury, Big Ag hacks to be appointed to Agriculture and Interior, Wall Street insiders go to Commerce and Labor, Big Pharma lobbyists to the FDA, etc.

No matter who is president, corporate America runs the country.

It is time to end the farce. Time for real change. Time to throw the bums out and re-institute actual government of the people.

No more Republicans. No more Wall Street Democrats.

Time for a lifetime ban on any government employee becoming a lobbyist or working in the industry they regulated.

Time for Bernie Sanders.



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2 thoughts on ““Congress doesn’t regulate Wall Street, Wall Street regulates Congress.”

  1. I think Sanders, who i like alot, if he loses the nomination, will support Clinton. And he will probably lose, based on Clinton’s “captured” delegates so far. So what to make of him? Maybe I am wrong and he wont support her. I hope so.


  2. I’m voting for Sanders. I’m flabbergasted that he has gotten this far as a self-proclaimed socialist! His following reveals the level of discontent in the country with business as usual. As I hear most of the candidates list their qualifications–created jobs, lowered taxes, supported education–it sounds so old. Yada, yada, yada. They make the same worn out promises, too, which they won’t fulfill if they’re elected. And maybe they can’t. It’s expensive to run for Congress too, and much of the money comes from the same source–Wall Street/Corporate America. Senators and representatives want to stay in office or they have aspirations of even more lucrative jobs on K Street or in a big law firm or a think tank. So virtually every potential vote will call out the swarm of well-paid corporate lobbyists. Concerned about their own future and well-being, legislators will listen more to the lobbyists than to constituents at home and not have much incentive for working with President Sanders. I still plan to vote for him. As an animal rights activist, I guess I’m attracted to long shots.

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