Sunday, August 21, 2011

Porky Tales: Rick Perry and the Bankers

Welcome to another edition of Porky Tales, where greed meets despair, and the Sopranos meet the bankers.

And where tonight we juxtapose how the Bank of America treated an elderly couple in Florida.

Seventy-year-old Sharon Bullington may lose her home because she paid her mortgage a week early.

That may not make much sense to the thousands of homeowners who are behind on their mortgages in Florida. But it seems it does to Bank of America, which has filed to foreclose on Bullington and her husband, James, 78, who is terminally ill.

With how they are apparently preparing to grease the wheels of the Republican candidate for President, and right-wing extremist, Rick Perry.

By having some shady looking operative sidle up to him at a meeting in New Hampshire, and whisper in his ear: "I'm from Bank of America and we'll help you out"

Only to have the offer caught on video....

Needless to say, the bank tried to deny it was doing the porky with Perry, but failed hilariously.

And the larger question remains: How could a corporate institution like the Bank of America back a Christianist fanatic with such wacky right-wing views?

And the answer is obvious. They like some of them a lot:

All Bank Regulation Is Unconstitutional: Criticizing the Security and Exchange Commission’s rulemaking process under the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill, Perry asserts that “if the Constitution were shown the appropriate respect, Washington regulation writers wouldn’t have to worry about underrepresented views, because they wouldn’t have control over them in the first place”

Because like Rick Perry, and Stephen Harper, and so many Con porkers, they HATE Big Government. Except when they get $45 billion in government bailout money, like the Bank of America did a few years ago.

Or when, like the Harper Cons, they get to spend billions of tax dollars buying themselves an election. Tony Clement where are you?

Because it's never about what's good for ordinary people, or human society, only what's good for THEM.

Which at the end of the day leaves me wondering what happened to that poor couple in Florida?

And how anyone, anywhere, can still seriously believe the system isn't BROKEN...

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