Another defection to Fox News?
Lou Dobbs' farewell statement:
"I truly believe that the major issues of our time include — the growth of our middle-class, the creation of more jobs, health care, immigration policy, the environment, climate change, and our military involvement, of course, in Afghanistan and Iraq.
But each of those issues is, in my opinion, informed by our capacity to demonstrate strong resilience of our now weakened capitalist economy and demonstrate the political will to overcome the lack of true representation in Washington, D.C."
I always liked Lou Dobbs. I think that he always gave his honest analysis of the news. Is the news service getting so political that they can't allow a person with opinions?
Down here on the man-on-the-street level, opinions differ from what you hear on the news anyway. Have you ever noticed that? If you ask the average person what's wrong with America. The first thing out of their mouths is going to be that people need good jobs. But, you don't hear that from our politicians. Are they just not listening? Are they trying to avoid the subject? Or are they sold out to Wall Street and afraid to say anything, because they know who owns them.
I am capitalist, and strongly believe in the capitalist system. The problem is that the capitalist system has been hijacked by white collar thuggery. Not so many years ago our government controlled the corporations. There was anti-trust laws, and anti-monopoly laws. Corporations were not allowed to take over whole industries like the oil companies have done. They weren't allowed to sell our jobs offshore, unless we were getting a fair return or a fair balance of trade. I thought I heard Obama saying some of that kind of stuff on the election trail, and it was encouraging. But he no more stepped foot in the office of the President and he bailed out the insurance companies, the banks, and... Oh yeah, Wall Street. Detroit is still without jobs. Did he forget his promises?
Don't they teach our kids in school anything about ethics and fairness? I think that our kids really don't know that money doesn't grow on trees.
I think that Lou Dobbs understood that Wall Street was selling America offshore, while they put a dime out of every dollar that left the country in their pockets. It might be great for the Wall Street investors, but when the money is all gone, there won't be any money for anybody. That is why the greed is so pervasive now. It's like a fire sale of America. Everybody is trying to cash in while they can.
America can not build any wealth until everybody has a job and the money starts staying here.
It will be interesting to see what Lou Dobbs has to say now that he won't have CNN puling his strings. Any ideas??? Do you think that he will fight for America? Or sell out to the crooks and thugs on Wall Street?