Deregulation? What Regulation?


I have been reading about how the Republicans, since they have control of the Congress, had decided to begin deregulating various industries.

When you think about deregulation, or even just regulation in general, you might imagine that this implies regulators are carefully watching what these industries are doing.

These would be the kind of people who caught the mistakes that the financial people were making on those derivative asset transaction, put a stop to it and, saved our economy.

OH, I’m sorry. They hadn’t a clue.

Above is from the wikipedia about the great Bernard Madoff, and tells how the swift action by the Securities Exchange Commission was able to thwart is evil schemes.. NOT

It would appear that they were too busy looking for porn or playing poker, on their computers, to peer into what had been reported to them on several occasions.

Now everyone knows about the wonderful regulators who prevented BP’s Deep Horizon disaster, right? You don’t know about it because they never prevented it, and as yet there is no evidence that they even had a clue, or cared.

These are some of the groups that the Republicans believe, obviously, are over regulated and must be deregulated in order to get them going again, so they can help fix our broken economy.

Do we need this? No. What we do need are people in those jobs that are qulified to do them, and have a will to do so. The very idea that our elected represenative wish to reduce oversight of these industries, or others, shows that they are probably less interested in the public interest than that of the corparations that contribute to keeping them in office.

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Coming Elections


It will soon be Monday morning, and in two days we will find out who the governor will be, and how many stupid people there are in the state of Florida…  Or at least the number of them who vote.

How will we know this?  They will be the people who voted, dispite his dubeous reputation, for Rick Scott. 

I have had a number of people tell me that he must not have done anything wrong at HCA or they would have put him in jail.

My answer is that Al Capone was know as one of the biggest mobsters in Chicago, and yet all the feds could get him on was TAX EVASION.

Why did HCA have to give him $300,000,000 to leave?

You can tell people who vote for Rick Scott, “here is your sign”.

Florida Politics


I am getting a late start here…  so I will just try to catch up here..

We have a bunch of interesting races coming up in the next week, or so, and I want to look at some of them.

For the Governors office my choice is Alex Sink..  Sure she is a Democrat but, she has a proven track record with the State of Florida, as well as the Banking Industry.

On the other hand we have Rick Scot.  His main claim is to have created jobs.  He did this by building up the Columbia/HCA chain to a remarkable extent, and the got pushed out, with a $300M parachute, and the company paying over $1.7B in fines and penalties.

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