Finally. An answer to the age old question of “How do poor people, ignorant in the ways of Wall Street, go to Washington and come home millionaires?
Peter Schweizer’s new book, reviewed, more or less, on 60 minutes by Steve Croft posits an answer: insider trading! And not just any insider trading, no-fault insider trading:
There is no law prohibiting members of Congress from using non-public information to form their own investment strategies, but the "60 Minutes" questioned several lawmakers about transactions that may have had at least the appearance of a conflict of interest.
San Fran Nan says it’s all hogwash: the result of that despicable right-wing attack machine…CBS. And besides, this type of graft is legal. Just ask Hillary if you don’t believe Nan. Big Guy’s Secretary, Hill, practically invented it! Seriously: it’s no wonder Hill was said to be the most intelligent woman in the world: can you turn $1000 into $100,000 in less than a year (legally, I mean)? So you see why she was a shoo-in for the Senate, and would have been President too, if not for Big Guy’s totally awesome awesomeness.
And that brings me back to another totally awesome woman who’s too often relegated to the shadows:
Wow! We barely got our feet back on the ground and here we are, workin’ hard for the American People again:
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You may recognize some of Lady M’s email message. Since yesterday was official “America Recycles Day” and because we always like to recycle our best ‘stuff’ we re-ran the story about Big Guy’s Mom being discriminated against because she was a typical white woman:
Barack understands these issues because he's lived them. He was raised by a single mother who struggled to put herself through school and pay the bills. When she needed help, Barack's grandmother stepped in, waking up every morning before dawn to take a bus to her job at a bank. And even though she worked hard and was good at what she did, she ultimately hit a glass ceiling and was passed over for promotions time and again because she was a woman.
Wait a minute. Did she say Granny Dunham worked for a bank? I sure HOPE the POWIEs don’t find out about this! We’ve already got enough people occupying the Big White.
And then there’s this, likewise recycled in honor of ARD:
So Barack knows what it means when a family struggles. He knows what it means when someone doesn't have a chance to fulfill their potential. And today, as a father, he knows what it means to want your daughters to grow up with no limits on their dreams.
No Limits on our daughters: Like this?
“In another win for the famously blind meritocracy that rules American life, rewarding the ultra-talented and pushing the less brilliant and skilled into the outer darkness, Chelsea Clinton has landed a coveted position at NBC News.”
Meritocracy. That’s what we’re all about now. Because not everyone can get by simply on the Audacity of HOPE:
Or the business acumen of a street trader:
So if you wish to join the movement to support our daughters and ensure that they too get an opportunity to enjoy these special benefits, please help in any way you can by signing up today to help re-elect Big Guy.
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Because remember: only you can prevent meritocracy.