Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tax Dodgin' Tiny Turbo Tim.

He's finally been caught red handed, and so there will be much hand wringing about the land regarding the revelations that Timothy Geithner told insurance giant AIG...

to withhold details from the public about the bailed-out insurer’s payments to banks during the depths of the financial crisis, e-mails between the company and its regulator show.

Yes, indeed, there is much gnashing of teeth concerning the necessity of Geithner's outser. By all means, send Turbo Tim packing, but let's not forget the nub of the issue which is that the entire political mise en scene is deeply corrupt such that our Legislature and Executive do little but pimp for the remnants of the almost unimaginably depraved FIRE economy and the death merchants over at The Pentagon. So, while all reasonable men and women rightly insist that The Treasury should immediately be headed by someone else, that is only the first of hundreds of key government positions that should see a new face at their head.


Put more succinctly and forcefully, we need a revolution in the U.S., and we've needed one for quite some time. We desperately need a new system with a whole new set of actors possessing different values and displaying demonstrably different ideas about how we conduct ourselves. And I have news for the doubters, we are going to have it, all of it, because in the immortal words of George Bush Sr., This can not stand.



2 comments:

attempter said...

Yes indeed, in the end we must and will.

Wingnut welfare has been taken to such extremes by now.

I wonder if the very fact that leaders have deprived themselves of what was historically a standard trick, to fire a hated high-profile subordinate to take some of the heat off yourself and recover some time and political capital, will render it all the more damaging if we can force the likes of Geithner and Bernanke out of office.

I'd hope that if Obama were finally forced to relinquish Geithner, that everyone would see how he had done it only under duress, and that he wouldn't derive and political benefit from it. Rather, that it would highlight the criminal character of this whole administration.

Well, maybe we'll get to find out.

Edwardo said...

"I'd hope that if Obama were finally forced to relinquish Geithner, that everyone would see how he had done it only under duress, and that he wouldn't derive and political benefit from it. Rather, that it would highlight the criminal character of this whole administration."

Exactly, Obama and Geithner are inextricable parts of a corrupt whole.