Enter, Real Populists
by Jim Hightower,
You can yell yourself red-faced at Congress critters you don't like and demand a government so small that it'd fit in the backroom of Billy Bob's Bait Shop and Sushi Stand, but you won't be touching the corporate and financial powers behind the throne. In fact, weak government is the political wet dream of corporate chieftains, which is why they're so ecstatic to have the tea party out front for them. But the real issue isn't small government, it's good government. (Can I get an amen from Gulf Coast fishing families on that!?)...
...Wall Street billionaires crash our economy but are bailed out at our expense to continue their banksterism against us.
— We're told to accept a "jobless recovery" and to sit still for a "new normal" of perpetually low wages, continuing losses of American jobs, and steady erosion of union and consumer power.
— We're presented with two flagrant examples of murderous corporate greed —first, at Massey Energy's deadly coal mine, then at BP's deadly offshore oil well — yet no corporate executive has even been arrested.