Monday, April 06, 2009


From Truthdig:

AP photo / Susan Walsh

Resist or Become Serfs

If we do not immediately halt our elite’s rapacious looting of the public treasury we will be left with trillions in debts, which can never be repaid, and widespread human misery which we will be helpless to ameliorate. The stimulus and bailout plans are not about saving us. They are about saving them.

William K. Black made a name for himself busting bad bankers and the lawmakers who loved them during the savings and loan scandal. His book, “The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One,” says it all. Here he tells Bill Moyers that the treasury secretary is a failed regulator engaged in the cover-up of a massive fraud.

Health Care Reform at Last

Yes, this is the year Congress will finally give every American access to health insurance. For the first time since the passage of Medicare in the 1960s, the forces favoring action on health care reform are stronger than the forces of cynicism and obstruction.

Sadly, we have developed a system that rewards procedures over primary care. The incentives tip toward the kind of medicine that is performed with hands, tools and technology over the medicine that is practiced with eyes, ears and mind.


Gordon said...

I watched Black on Moyers' show the other night. He laid into 'em good.

On the same show were Glenn Greenwald and Amy Goodman, who did a great job explaining how modern 'journalism' plays such a big hand in everything that goes wrong. Recommended 'must see TV'.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Gordon - It would be nice(and helpful)if Black, Greenwald, and Goodman could get some major air time on the networks once in awhile.

enigma4ever said...

boy that is ssoooooo true....WHY don't they ? I guess we can be grateful that Moyers is back on PBS- Uncensored this time ....and really hitting hard....
( the episode mentioned above was one of the best I have seen in a long time....and worrisome..)

Love your blog- keep up the hard work...

Gordon said...

major air time on the networks

Not bloody likely given the majors' sound bite mentality. PBS is a lot better at that.

Besides, the majors are probly afraid they'd say something librul.

Grandpa Eddie said...

enigma4ever - Yeh, at least we have Moyers on PBS. The Rethuglicans couldn't get that taken off the air.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Gordon - Yer right...we can't have them libruls saying anything truthful on the big networks.