Operative B has some good observations here:
The latest enemy of both Hillary and Bernie is – the “big banks”. They want to take them down, tear them apart, rid them of profits. And they want to do the same to Wall Street: take it down, tear it apart, rid it of profits.
They both hate capitalism. And their talk proves that neither of these two geniuses understands one simple fact: the money in the “big banks” and Wall Street belongs to… individuals.
The “big banks” have no money of their own. Their earnings are based on the difference between the money that they collect as interest on loans and is paid out as interest on deposits. Wall Street also has no money of its own. Its earnings are based on the estimated value of a company based on performance, profits, and growth.
Yes, Wall Street is more like a casino than a bank: you are betting on whether a company will meet or exceed expectations. But the money still belongs to investors, whether individual or grouped together in a fund.
By wanting to “taking down ‘the banks'”, both Hillary and Bernie want to destroy the life savings and retirement accounts of untold millions of Americans. Once destroyed, those Americans will come to government for assistance… but that’s the plan: make Americans wholly dependent on government, and take away their ability to be independent, free citizens.
But isn’t that what “democratic socialism” is all about?
The Czar thinks you have it right. And this War on the Big Banks is nothing new for Democrats: it’s another page written out of the New Deal playbook. Have Bernie adjust his New England accent a bit, put him and Hillary on a scratchy recording, and you can hear Franklin and Eleanor kvetching about those awful Big Banks, and those evil speculators, and how the middle class needs a break.
Also, your history is good—do you think Franklin Roosevelt would be in favor of personal retirement accounts? Or is this something the government should manage for you?
Once again, the Progressives are trapped in 1932. What astonishes us is how many younger folks seem to be nodding their heads.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.