Janet Yellen Can't Tell If US Is an Oligarchy or Not - Mike Swanson (05/09/2014)

Bernie Sander is a self-proclaimed socialist. He is also one of the two Senators for the state of Vermont so he got the opportunity to do something you could never dream of doing - he asked our banking czar Janet Yellen if the United States is now an oligarchy thanks to Fed policies.

She refused to give a yes or not answer to his question.

Instead with her always shaky and nervous voice she said, "So, all of the statistics on inequality that you've cited are ones that greatly concern me, and I think for the same reason that you're concerned about them. They can shape the – determine the ability of different groups to participate equally in the democracy and have grave effects on social stability over time. And so I don't know what to call our system or how to -- I prefer not to give labels; but there's no question that we've had a trend toward growing inequality and I personally find it very worrisome trend that deserves the attention of policy-makers."

Sanders then brought up the Koch brothers - who serve as the favorite demon of liberals just as George Soros serves as the demon of the Fox News neocons.

Yellen then rambled on.

I find it interesting though that she does not know what to call our system of political and economic order.

In reality the "one percent" does not rule the United States. The true power elite of the United States consists of about only 10,000 people at the top of the government and corporate bureaucracies. Some are billionaires, but many of these people are not even millionaires. They are managers of the system. Yellen is one of them and she is not some billionaire. She is a bureaucrat who believes she is capable of managing the system for the little people. She is one of the 10,000 who rule over you.


Re: the 10,000, I think that's an astute observation. The 10K are those with money or their hands on money (policy makers). What we need is a healthy tension between the two. Currently they are in bed together.

And . . . it is unfortunate that so many people - both managers and managed - have come to believe that management of people is a good aspect, perhaps the defining aspect, of our government. And thus a growing class of managers has risen as well as a growing class of the managed.

What ever happened to the unique idea that George Washington was famous for of coming to Washington, serving your country for a while, and then disappearing back to your trade?

When I see the Clintons and others who are stuck in their do-gooder status I always think . . . just go away already! Go make or grow something!


Someone who would put God and Country ahead of themselves? Is there such a thing today?/jimo

The Deep State are those organized bodies that have not been elected but have emence power and authority, ie FBI, CIA, NSA, and so on. These bodies maintain intergity from one election to another and set policy for the elected.

We all live in the "Matrix" and very few choose the right pill, let alone have the choice.

Good life


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