SUA Staff – The mantra is constant from this White House, and throughout the Democratic Party talking points – Republicans are ‘fat-cats’ who just support get-rich millionaires and billionaires. The Democrats are for the ‘working families’.
Everyday it echos throughout the internet and in the media. No speech of late goes without some statement about ‘fair share’ or similar leftist slogans. Even the Occupy Wall Street people echo this, and now they are preparing for a May Day event.
There is one major problem with their mantra – its the left who is in bed with “Big”-this, and “Big”-that, and so on.
When you look at the names that have the most access to the Washington elites and power, including the White House, it’s a far different story. We all know both parties do this, or so that too is part of the mantra, but why, because to a great many of them, its not about ‘public service’, it was always about power and riches. Serve a post in DC, reap the benefits later.
Recently, SUA was shown a set of pictorials called Venn-Diagrams, compiled and posted in January of 2011, but most were updated as late as last December. These are diagrams that show a name, their government association, and also where they came from in industry. Some of the names have changed, but in large measure, it totally de-bunks the mantra, the myth, that the Democrats are for the little guy, and Republicans are for the ‘fat-cats’.
SUA is re-posting them so you can talk with your peers about the truth during this campaign season. Obama and the left paint Romney as that Bain-Capital ‘fat-cat’, but by our count, in these 18 diagrams, 249 people are listed. That is a lot of powerful positions, right up to the White House and the halls of Congress. That is not a surprise, the real surprise is that of the total, 230 are working for, or were appointed by a Democrat after leaving their old posts in one of the 18 categories. Only 19 are on the other side of the aisle.
These 18 industries are common names in politics and include, Big Tobacco, Motion Picture Association of America, Social Network sites, Planned Parenthood, the AFL-CIO union, Disney, Fannie Mae, Green Energy, the Defense Contractors, Enron, Keystone Pipeline, Comcast, Big Media, Big Oil, Big Pharma, General Electric (GE), Monsanto and Goldman-Sachs.
Another set of surprises: the folks at Enron, erroneously associated with former President Bush’s cronies, has more former employees in DC working for or with Democrats. Then there is Goldman-Sachs, where Jon Corzine of MF Global infamy came from.
Madison Ruppert at End the Lies wrote:
This phenomenal series of Venn diagrams shows in painstaking detail just how corrupted our political system in the United States has become.
When I look at the the connections of Goldman Sachs, it makes me wonder how anyone thought that people actually had the brazenness to claim that those pointing out the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington conspiracy theorists.
Thankfully, as is often the case, the so-called “Government Sachs” conspiracy theorists were right all along, and when it is laid out as it is above it makes it obvious why this is the case. These are perfect visual representations of how what should be our government has become a government that serves corporate interests to the detriment of the American people.
Take the White House’s move to block the release of a Monsanto-linked lobbyist’s e-mail, for instance. This is hardly shocking when one considers the numerous connections the global corporation enjoys on Capitol Hill shown above. Even when the products they are hawking are linked to birth defects and necrosis, these individuals seem to have no problem with actively circumventing everything democracy is supposed to be in order to pursue their corporate interests.
Just like the thoroughly reprehensible activities of the war profiteers who knowingly profit off of death, destruction and suffering, those who lobby for corporations like Monsanto are actively contributing to the problems of the many for the benefit of the few. It’s truly disturbing to see all of this laid out in such an easily comprehensible manner, especially when one observes the high level positions many of these individuals either once held or currently hold.
Of course, this is only a small portion of the individuals involved in the widespread corporatist corruption that has infected so much of the United States.