Corporations buy politicians via lobbying, donations, and fundraisers those corporations sponsor. The bankers on Wall Street who were bailed out, rather than allowed to go belly up the way Mom and Pop businesses do on Main Street because Mom and Pop aren't rich enough to pay politicians to bail them out with taxpayer funds, have given some $6 million to members on the Hill in Washington. Those same bailed out banksters have yet to make loans at decent terms (decent on the mundane level, but usury is strictly verboten on the divine level) to Mom and Pop or to refinance foreclosing homes that were often purchased under predatory-lending practices facilitated by Alan Greenspan's Federal Reserve monetary policy of wildly cheap credit and no-doc and liar loans encouraged by lenders all the way up to the top of the major lending corporations. It's all been a scam, and the scheming continues right on because Barack Obama is also in the banksters' hip pocket.

The healthcare industry (pharmaceutical, healthcare, health insurance) has done exactly the same thing regarding the public option for healthcare reform. Some Democrats though are openly discussing using appropriation techniques so that they only need 50 votes to pass the public option. Those in the major healthcare corporations have targeted especially the so-called Blue Dog Democrats, who are just mostly Republicans calling themselves Democrats (at least in terms of Democrats who put people over big business monopolists). "The End of the Blue Dogs' Fundraising Boom?" By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta. The Center for Public Integrity. PaperTrail Blog. August 20, 2009.

By the way, the public option is not all that great. Medicare for all isn't all that great. Medicare has to be heavily supplemented with private coverage to round out the coverage to anything comparable to some public healthcare in more advanced nations, such as France.

How do I feel about my fellow brothers and sisters in blood and spirit in terms of care? I don't see any reason why the fruits of my labors shouldn't go to helping see to it that every one of them has full dental and vision and hearing, etc., care and preventative help. I find much of the self-styled conservative Christian rhetoric from the likes of Pat Robertson and others utterly antichrist. Jesus would never agree with Pat Robertson. Jesus isn't for coercing people to care for each other, but he's every bit as much against people such as Pat Robertson masquerading as Christians while calling upon his followers to let others suffer because they made bad decisions by listening to crafty predators (such as Pat Robertson himself, who slickly gets millions of dupes to send him their hard-earned money so Pat can live with his tiny family in a huge mansion with servants waiting on them hand and foot). Folks, there is no blessing in sending Pat Robertson your money — none at all!


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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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    • Thomas James

      The problem with Pat Robertson is that some of the time he gives good fatherly type advice. And I would agree with him that it is not good to lie on a mortgage application because you do not want to get in over your head. However not all the loan applications were outright lies. For example a person could have foolishly included his wifes income which is not a good idea because if one person gets laid off he will not be able to pay the mortgage. Or the application could have included overtime income which cannot always be counted on. But for Pat Robertson to say to the bankers that it is time for tough love and we need to foreclose on these liar loans reminds me of my boss who insisted on firing me for lying on my resume but rather it was because he refused to believe the claims I made in my resume.

      Pat Robertson makes a lot of money because he insists that if you tithe to him that God will miraculously solve all of your financial problems even if you are chronically unemployed and facing bankruptcy. And Pat has testimonial after testimonial about how peoples lives have been changed once they started giving money to him. Of course Pat never tells anyone that the money will just go into his pocket but rather insists that he has legitamite charities that redistribute the money.

      The fact is that there is absolutely no financial accountability. Pat Robertson is at least worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Of course most of his followers will think that God is blessing him and that his detractors are jealous.

      • Thomas,

        Pat has testimonial after testimonial about how peoples lives have been changed once they started giving money to him.

        He avoids discussing those who trusted him and went further into bankruptcy. He's a typical prosperity preacher. (See: CHAPTER 7: EQUATING ECONOMIC PROSPERITY WITH BLESSINGS: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A CONSERVATIVE-REPUBLICAN CHRISTIAN: JESUS IS A SMALL-C COMMUNIST for just one post on that subject on this site.) The proof of the falsehood of their entire message has been shown over and over by the Holy Spirit of truth. Pat only plays the worldly percentages. People who give to Pat are not being rewarded from God for doing so. They are getting their reward now for such actions as following Pat Robertson.

        The Wall Street finance capitalists are getting their reward now from Satan who is buying their souls and will devour them in Hell, per Jesus Christ.

        Pat Robertson doesn't discuss such things with his followers because Pat's house of cards would come crashing down if people were to turn to being drawn together by the unselfish spirit, the Holy Spirit, to translate the fruits of their labor into what would benefit all (the Christian Commons) rather than drive one up to the top of the evil mammon pyramid where Pat Robertson sits in his particular synagogue of Satan.

        Pat Robertson is unenlightened, unenhanced Old Testament. Jesus is clearly opposed to Pat's greedy, material excess. Anyone who reads Jesus and who comes away with the view that Jesus is blessing Pat Robertson the war-monger, the caller for assassinations, the blood diamond investor, the backer of oppressive dictators who further devour the poor, the violently coercive false-Christian Zionist favoring illegal land-grabbing and ethnic cleansing even disregarding that many of those ethnics are professing Christians, is a fool (said with clear and plain cause, per Jesus Christ).