"Long-term unemployment, millions of foreclosures, crippling personal debt and bankruptcies, the evaporation of savings and retirement accounts, and the crumbling of the country's infrastructure are taking place as billions in taxpayer subsidies, obscene profits, bonuses, and compensation are doled out to corporate overlords. The drug and health-insurance companies, subsidized with billions in taxpayer funds, will soon legally force us to buy their defective products while remaining free to raise co-payments and premiums, especially if we get seriously ill. The oil, gas, coal and nuclear power companies have made a mockery of Barack Obama's promises to promote clean, renewable energy. We are rapidly becoming a third-world country, cannibalized by corporations, with two-thirds of the population facing severe financial difficulty and poverty." - Chris Hedges
While we subsidize multi-national corporations like Amazon and VW with hundreds of millions of tax-payer dollars our schools are being de-regulated and privatized. Welcome to the Corporate States of America, where everything is for sale and nothing is sacred.