Goldman Sachs (and the rest of the banking elites) - the Vampire(s) that has it's teeth sunk into all of humanity.
Through massive deceit, counterfeiting, thievery, bribes, scheming, death and destruction that our treasonous politicians conveniently ignore,
Goldman is one of the forces that has wrecked the American economy and left people homeless, without two nickels to rub together.
Why does this happen and our politicians and regulators not only do nothing to stop it, but protect and encourage the banker's antics?
There is indeed an agenda behind this corruption, and that is to weaken America to such a point, Americans turn to government as their savior,
a plan of the elitists criminal international bankers (the ones who created and funded communism and fascism) to bring us into socialism, a rouge, covering for modern day feudalism.
Our founding fathers and other great presidents knew and warned us, but we did not listen.
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." - Thomas Jefferson
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks...will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.... The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs". -Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)
"... The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating". -Thomas Jefferson
"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance". -James Madison
"The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity". -Abraham Lincoln
After signing into law the unconstitutional privately owned federal reserve, Woodrow Wilson realized his error and had these words to say:
"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men". -Woodrow Wilson
Other men throughout history knew these truths and warned the world.
"The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches.
I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt civilization."
-Otto von Bismark (1815-1898), German Chancellor, after the Lincoln assassination
"When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes... Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain." - Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, 1815
"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.
"Money is the new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal - that there is no human relation between master and slave." - Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's closest aides earned millions of dollars a year working for Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and other Wall Street firms.
Bloomberg reports that none of these aides faced Senate confirmation.
Yet, they are overseeing the handout of hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer funds to their former employers.
The gifts of billions of dollars of taxpayers' money provided the banks with an abundance of low cost capital that has boosted the banks' profits,
while the taxpayers who provided the capital are increasingly unemployed and homeless.
JPMorgan Chase announced that it has earned $3.6 billion in the third quarter of this year.
Goldman Sachs has made so much money during this year of economic crisis that enormous bonuses are in the works.
London Evening Standard reports that Goldman Sachs' “5,500 London staff can look forward to record average payouts of around 500,000 pounds ($800,000) each.
Senior executives will get bonuses of several million pounds each with the highest paid as much as 10 million pounds ($16 million).“
In the event the banksters can't figure out how to enjoy the riches, the Financial Times is offering a new magazine--”How To Spend It.”
New York City's retailers are praying for some of it, suffering a 15.3% vacancy rate on Fifth Avenue.
Statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) reports that retail sales adjusted for inflation have declined to the level of 10 years ago: “
Virtually 10 years worth of real retail sales growth has been destroyed in the still unfolding depression.”
Meanwhile, New York City's homeless shelters have reached the all time high of 39,000, 16,000 of whom are children.
New York City government is so overwhelmed that it is paying $90 per night per apartment to rent unsold new apartments for the homeless.
Desperate, the city government is offering one-way free airline tickets to the homeless if they will leave the city and charging rent to shelter residents who have jobs.
A single mother earning $800 per month is paying $336 in shelter rent.
Long-term unemployment has become a serious problem across the country, doubling the unemployment rate from the reported 10% to 20%.
Now hundreds of thousands more Americans are beginning to run out of extended unemployment benefits.
High unemployment has made 2009 a banner year for military recruitment.
A record number of Americans, more than one in nine, are on food stamps. Mortgage delinquencies are rising as home prices fall.
According to Jay Brinkmann of the Mortgage Bankers Association, job losses have spread the problem from subprime loans to prime fixed-rate loans.
On a Wise, Virginia, fairgrounds, 2,000 people waited in lines for free dental and health care.
While the US speeds plans for the ultimate bunker buster bomb and President Obama prepares to send another 45,000 troops into Afghanistan,
44,789 Americans die every year from lack of medical treatment.
National Guardsmen say they would rather face the Taliban than the US economy.
Little wonder. In the midst of the worst unemployment since the Great Depression, US corporations continue to offshore jobs and to replace
their remaining US employees with lower paid foreigners on work visas.
The offshoring of jobs, the bailout of rich banksters, and war deficits are destroying the value of the US dollar. Since last spring the US dollar has been rapidly losing value.
The currency of the hegemonic superpower has declined 14% against the Botswana pula, 22% against Brazil's real, and 11% against the Russian ruble.
Once the dollar loses its reserve currency status, the US will be unable to pay for its imports or to finance its government budget deficits.
Offshoring has made Americans heavily dependent on imports, and the dollar's loss of purchasing power will further erode American incomes.
As the Federal Reserve is forced to monetize Treasury debt issues, domestic inflation will break out.
Except for the banksters and the offshoring CEOs, there is no source of consumer demand to drive the US economy.
The political system is unresponsive to the American people. It is monopolized by a few powerful interest groups that control campaign contributions.
Interest groups have exercised their power to monopolize the economy for the benefit of themselves, the American people be damned.
Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, has held numerous academic appointments. He has been reporting shocking cases of prosecutorial abuse for two decades.