Contrary to Popular Belief, America Is Not Broke

Michael Moore

America Is Not Broke

I have nothing more than a high school degree. But back when I was in school, every student had to take one semester of economics in order to graduate. And here’s what I learned: Money doesn’t grow on trees. It grows when we make things. It grows when we have good jobs with good wages that we use to buy the things we need and thus create more jobs. It grows when we provide an outstanding educational system that then grows a new generation of inventers, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists and thinkers who come up with the next great idea for the planet. And that new idea creates new jobs and that creates revenue for the state. But if those who have the most money don’t pay their fair share of taxes, the state can’t function. The schools can’t produce the best and the brightest who will go on to create those jobs. If the wealthy get to keep most of their money, we have seen what they will do with it: recklessly gamble it on crazy Wall Street schemes and crash our economy. The crash they created cost us millions of jobs.  That too caused a reduction in revenue. And the population ended up suffering because they reduced their taxes, reduced our jobs and took wealth out of the system, removing it from circulation.

The nation is not broke, my friends. Wisconsin is not broke. It’s part of the Big Lie. It’s one of the three biggest lies of the decade: America/Wisconsin is broke, Iraq has WMD, the Packers can’t win the Super Bowl without Brett Favre.

The truth is, there’s lots of money to go around. LOTS. It’s just that those in charge have diverted that wealth into a deep well that sits on their well-guarded estates. They know they have committed crimes to make this happen and they know that someday you may want to see some of that money that used to be yours. So they have bought and paid for hundreds of politicians across the country to do their bidding for them. But just in case that doesn’t work, they’ve got their gated communities, and the luxury jet is always fully fueled, the engines running, waiting for that day they hope never comes. To help prevent that day when the people demand their country back, the wealthy have done two very smart things:

1. They control the message. By owning most of the media they have expertly convinced many Americans of few means to buy their version of the American Dream and to vote for their politicians. Their version of the Dream says that you, too, might be rich some day – this is America, where anything can happen if you just apply yourself! They have conveniently provided you with believable examples to show you how a poor boy can become a rich man, how the child of a single mother in Hawaii can become president, how a guy with a high school education can become a successful filmmaker. They will play these stories for you over and over again all day long so that the last thing you will want to do is upset the apple cart — because you — yes, you, too! — might be rich/president/an Oscar-winner some day! The message is clear: keep your head down, your nose to the grindstone, don’t rock the boat and be sure to vote for the party that protects the rich man that you might be some day.

2. They have created a poison pill that they know you will never want to take. It is their version of mutually assured destruction. And when they threatened to release this weapon of mass economic annihilation in September of 2008, we blinked. As the economy and the stock market went into a tailspin, and the banks were caught conducting a worldwide Ponzi scheme, Wall Street issued this threat: Either hand over trillions of dollars from the American taxpayers or we will crash this economy straight into the ground. Fork it over or it’s Goodbye savings accounts. Goodbye pensions. Goodbye United States Treasury. Goodbye jobs and homes and future. It was friggin’ awesome and it scared the shit out of everyone. “Here! Take our money! We don’t care. We’ll even print more for you! Just take it! But, please, leave our lives alone, PLEASE!”

The executives in the board rooms and hedge funds could not contain their laughter, their glee, and within three months they were writing each other huge bonus checks and marveling at how perfectly they had played a nation full of suckers. Millions lost their jobs anyway, and millions lost their homes. But there was no revolt (see #1).

Until now. On Wisconsin! Never has a Michigander been more happy to share a big, great lake with you! You have aroused the sleeping giant know as the working people of the United States of America. Right now the earth is shaking and the ground is shifting under the feet of those who are in charge. Your message has inspired people in all 50 states and that message is: WE HAVE HAD IT! We reject anyone tells us America is broke and broken. It’s just the opposite! We are rich with talent and ideas and hard work and, yes, love. Love and compassion toward those who have, through no fault of their own, ended up as the least among us. But they still crave what we all crave: Our country back! Our democracy back! Our good name back! The United States of America. NOT the Corporate States of America. The United States of America!

So how do we get this? Well, we do it with a little bit of Egypt here, a little bit of Madison there. And let us pause for a moment and remember that it was a poor man with a fruit stand in Tunisia who gave his life so that the world might focus its attention on how a government run by billionaires for billionaires is an affront to freedom and morality and humanity.

And then he goes on to say…

“There’s something happening here, and you don’t know what it is, do you…?”

America ain’t broke! The only thing that’s broke is the moral compass of the rulers. And we aim to fix that compass and steer the ship ourselves from now on. Never forget, as long as that Constitution of ours still stands, it’s one person, one vote, and it’s the thing the rich hate most about America — because even though they seem to hold all the money and all the cards, they begrudgingly know this one unshakeable basic fact: There are more of us than there are of them!

This can be read in its entirety here…

Hope to see you in Tally…

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24 Responses to “Contrary to Popular Belief, America Is Not Broke”
  1. PPARKE….Sounds like you had a bad nights sleep..or a hormone imbalance…Sooo Michael Moore bugs you…well, if you listened to the tapes he did speak of the fraud, the banks, the shit that has been pulled and done to America. So that issue does belong on the site. Are you in foreclosure, past tense, now or in the future? If not, than what are you doing on here? Another question…when you look into a crowd of people, how do you pick out the communists ??? What do they look like ??? Compare your looks to theirs…what is the difference??? I’m curious, as I have never met a communists and if I did I did not realize they looked different..
    And you say we are whining about the banks?…NOT TRUE…we are bitching about the banks…big difference there, would you not say?

  2. I was born and raised in Michigan and let me tell you….it sure was different than here in Florida. Everyone tells me I am still a ‘ street person ‘ cause I believe in rights…at my age I will be there in rallies and protests…In Florida it’s hard to even get a pool party gathered with complete food and drinks….to laid back..say 40 years. My family is all here so I came to have some years with them…but my blood misses the rush of making the wrongs right. My husband use to say I couldn’t go to the corner without getting in trouble…LOL But Michael is a street man…a good man…we need more like him. As you can tell by my comments…I say like it is….no b s ing around. I have said for years that all doors should be taken off the meeting rooms…especially in Washington. But wait..Obama wants to campaign soon….get your questions ready….let’s see what he has to say about the fraud and the shit the banksters pulled and got away with. I will ask him where the hell was he when this was all going on….I am so fed up and disgusted with the poor quality of government…..

  3. pparke500 says:

    Why is this crap on this site? Michael Moore is an avowed socialist. He even claims that Jesus is a socialist. This has nothing to do with foreclosure fraud, and I do not support the Fleebagger 14 nor the public sector unions. I have watched the videos from WI and the communists are out in full force to demonstrate along with the “teachers”. This is a horror show, and the sooner the states are able to break the hold of the unions, who funnel money to Democrats who then sit across the table from them and grant their every demand, the sooner we can get back to some fiscal sanity. America is broke, folks, and whining about the banksters is not going to change it. The states are broke. How long will it be before California asks the rest of us to bail them out? What is one of the main reasons Ca is broke? Dems in the legislature giving the unions more and more and more so CA can’t possibly pay their pensions and health care. The federal government is broke. Red China owns us. If you don’t see this as a problem then you are not living in the land of reality.

    • Catherine Mc Manus says:

      I commend Michael Moore-not that I agree with all of his “opinions”….but Michael Moore is bringing attention to what AMERICANS CAN DO ! Whether it is Unions or Employment, Education, Health Environment issues. Obviously our laws are not fair & just with little or no protection for the average US Citizen-thats when they speak out and appear in great numbers.
      He also brings attention to CORPORATE WELFARE.
      Oh how American would benefit ! If all BIG US Corps. lose their tax exemptions and actually pay their taxes…..
      if Banks & Big Oil pay their fair share there would be no Budget deficiencies or Trillions of dollars of debt.
      Banks think they are too big to fail and convinced our Government -now it it time for American Citizens to show WE ARE NOT TOO SMALL TO FAIL, not afraid and will not allow BIG CORPORATIONS to run America.
      Americans don’t have anything left to lose-it has already been stolen many generations ago.
      What happens in the minds of the masses with nothing left to lose? they will go to any lengths to fight for their rights and freedom. I will leave my home in the Coroners Van-that is if my County can still afford to have a Coronor & a Van. We have all allowed Big Corp & Wall Street to take over-it is time to take back.
      NO MORE CORPORATE WELFARE- YOU MAY BE TOO BIG TO FAIL BUT NOT TOO BIG FOR HELL

    • l vent says:

      I am sorry but you sir are no patriot . America is NOT BROKE, WE WERE ROBBED BY THE ELITEISTS who were aided and abetted by AMERICAN TREASONISTS who work for the FOREIGN OWNED MULTINATIONAL BANKSTERS and INSIDE OUR OWN GOVERNMENT. The unions are not communist, the American people would all be working for WALL STREETS SLAVE PLANTATION if it were up to you. You must be a NAZI. There is no place for you on this website because you clearly DO NOT GET IT. WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE???? ARE YOU WORKING FOR THEM??????? You are a divider, not a uniter. No one is saying we want Michael Moore for President, but he is making a stand FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ROBBED. WAKE UP. These remarks are purely UNAMERICAN.

    • l vent says:

      @pparke500: You want to talk socialism? What have the treasonists done to America? They have put half the country on the welfare dime. FOOD STAMPS, PEOPLE ARE LOSING EVERYTHING BECA– USE OF RAMPANT FRAUD AND CORRUPTION BY OUR OWN GOVERNMENT. My father has a nice pension and so did my Grandfather because of the unions. Now, because of RAMPANT GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION, THERE IS TONS OF MISSING PENSION MONEY FOR THE POLICEMEN AND FIREMEN AND WE HAVE TO PAY A 55 BILLION DOLLAR PROPERTY TAX INCREASE TO COVER FOR THE MISSING PENSION MONEY. WHERE SIR, DID THAT GO? WE OWE CHINA BECA– USE OF ALL OF THE FRAUD AND CORRUPTION, THEY BOUGHT OUR BAD DEBT. THE PEOPLE DID THAT?? IF RED CHINA OWNS US IT IS BECA– USE OF THE MULTINATIONAL BANKSTERS AND THE TRAITORS WHO SOLD OUT OUR COUNTRY TO THEM. READ THIS: Charley Reese- Orlando Sentinel ” If a nation values anything more than freedom, then it will lose it’s freedom;and the irony of it is that if it is comfort and security that it values, it will lose that too. Unknown Americans must decide; Are we to be governed by Americans or by an International organization? I, for one, owe no allegiance to the UNITED NATIONS nor will I give it any, I obey only the U.S. Constitution. You had better think about this issue, for if the U.N. can violate the Sovereignty of Haiti, Iraq and other countries, it can violate ours….. The United States may not be the top dog 15 years from now. U.N. security council resolutions, backed by say CHINESE soldiers, could be aimed at us.” We are here because of treason, corruption and fraud by benedict arnolds in our own Government. THE PEOPLE DID NOT DO THIS OR THE UNIONS DID NOT DO THIS TO AMERICA. YOU NEED TO GET THAT STRAIGHT.

    • Katheryn says:

      what your personal opinion of Michael Moore is does not matter. What does matter is that he has the means by which to get natiional attention to subjects relevant to all of us on these blog sites.

    • l vent says:

      @pparke599: Maybe you are not aware that BofA NEVER PAYSa dime in corporate taxes and.they hide their profits in MANY OFFSHORE TAX HAVENS. If Multinational Banksters and Multinational Corporations, THE FOREIGNERS, had paid THEIR fair share, we would not be running budget deficits in almost every state. People would not be being forced to give up what LITTLE THEY HAVE LEFT, such as collective bargaining rights. The American people are SICK OF PAYING FOR ALL OF THE CORRUPTION. WE ARE SICK OF THE FOREIGN MULTINATIONALS GAMING OUR SYSTEM AND GETTING FILTHY RICH OFF OF THE BACKS OF HARD WORKING AMERICANS. THEY ARE ROBBING AMERICA BLIND.

    • Katheryn says:

      Wow, thank you for enlighting me. The whole country went down the tubes because workers wanted protection of their working safety and basic rights and the deadbeat homeowners want free homes. If only the powers to be knew the “simplicity” of the country’s financial problems.

      Hmml…the deadbeat homeowners have been thrown under the bus…and once you good ‘ole’ boys bust up the unions…our financial woes will be solved. Will wonders never cease. Not to worry people, problems solved. And for once probably in your entire adult life..leave politics out of the discussion. I’m so sick of politicians and you die hards on both the left and the right. If you move to the middle and recognize we are all human beings that must attempt to get along for the welfare of all, things might improve. I would suggest that you really give some serious thought to perhaps a more in depth study and analysis of information and facts regarding this country’s financial crisis rather than just parroting your political rhetoric .

  4. Grady says:

    Michael Moore, enough said. Of course the sheeple will cling to his every word.

  5. Herrb says:

    It all comes around to who is really in charge…….. The wealthy would not be in charge if “WE THE PEOPLE” were taking the stand. If we took our sovereign right to our land, the United States of America, and took out the whole banking industry, and destroyed the FEDERAL BANKING OFFICES, the rich would be our equal, and all the cash would be worthless. We would then go in the reserves and demand all the gold that belongs to the PEOPLE, we would turn the whole world free. We wont be free from the debt the governments have printed up on our dime. We then would foreclose on all the banks and industry that has been feeding off our welfare states, that they blame on the poor. If you ask for an audit of the government spending, and cutting all the earmarks to the FED and banks, and turned it into full payoffs of all the property “WE THE PEOPLE” actually own, and not on some trumped up document that the commercial law has introduced. We would be the owners of our own life. But as it is now, the people are so afraid of being killed for stepping on toes, that we don’t fight back and take the land that the government has stolen from us and evict all the scum that sent all our signatures to overseas investments. Their government does not own any land but has taken land the belongs to the PEOPLE. Like government land???? who in the hell gave the land to the government? No body had any rights to this land, when the American Indians sat on this land, it belonged to them, because they were here first. The Jews were on their land first, so that land belongs to the JEWS! Who is the United States to tell Israel to give up land, when the Bible has been around for thousands of years, and states that the land belongs to the JEWS. “WE THE PEOPLE” Demand the government to stay out of others business, and stop involving the PEOPLE to go and fight others for land they don’t own.
    Let us peoples of the STATES take back this land by kicking out the people who voted themselves in office.

  6. Finally somebody is telling the truth, but will people finally listen ?

  7. l vent says:

    48,000 FACTORIES CLOSED UNDER GEORGE BUSH. MILLIONS OF AMERICAN JOBS WENT OVER SEAS.

    • Katheryn says:

      Here’s a real kicker for ya. Bank of America apparently has a call center in India who is calling me to remind me that my payments have not been made. They rob the homeowners, they rob the counties of revenues and they don’t even keep the jobs in the US.

      I think I have the answer. We should all just pool our money and move to Mexico, India or some third world country and live like kings and queens. Let the robber barrens bleed the US dry until there’s nothing left to bleed. The funny thing is they would still want more!

      • l vent says:

        Yes, it is pretty unnerving when we come to realize what the traitors did. They outsourced our jobs, our debt, and plenty more to India and other foreign lands.. I have called my local cable co. Commiecast and had to deal with Mexico. I cannot even understand what they are saying and it is so treasonist I can’t believe it. There are not people in this country who could do these jobs? It all just makes me want to move somewhere remote, quiet and peaceful and have none of it anymore. How much more can we put up with? My mind is boggled at the sheer magnitude of the destruction they have caused to our country by selling out virtually everything to the foreigners. It makes me want to become completely independant from all of their globalisation NWO bullshit. .Even Fannie Mae when I called them about my loan mod nightmare because the FBI told me to because they said Fannie Mae is a GSE, I got a middle eastern woman with a heavy accent. who told me we own your loan but we cannot make PHH mortgage give you a loan mod. This was level “2” at Fannie Mae, at level one I got an American guy who was kind of an ignorant bastard and asked me in a sarcastic tone I did not appreciate, What would you like Fannie Mae to do for you? It is a circus full of clowns. Same crap with the Hope for Homeowners B.S. more foreigners and liars and have not. It was like some sort of suicide prevention hotline. I tell ya I just want to line em all up and……… I will leave that up to everyone’s imagination. I would probably……one of them if I thought I could get away with it. Prison is to good for all of them. I say execution by a firing squad. .just for the hell of it.

  8. l vent says:

    You GO MICHAEL MOORE. GO CALL OUT ALL OF THE BASTARDS WHO ROBBED AMERICA AND THE WORLD!!!!

  9. tremendous view says:

    If i had a ride i would go!!!

  10. l vent says:

    YES!!!!! WAY TO GO 4CLOSURE FRAUD!!!! BLOOMBERG reported this today also- “AMERICA IS NOT “BROKE” Jesse Ventura also said this was a lie months ago on his show conspiracy theories. He spoke about this in his episode entitiled WALL STREET that America is the “richest” country in the world and that AMERICA IS NOT “BROKE”. SEE THE LIES they feed us? WE WERE ROBBED by a MULTINATIONAL CABAL OF FOREIGN FINANCIAL TERRORISTS.. THEY ARE STILL ROBBING US AND PILLAGING US EVERYDAY via the GLOBAL SYSTEMATIC PLAN FOR OUR DEMISE BY THE IMF AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND WALL STREET and the MULTINATIONAL BANKSTERS ARE STILL HO– USE STEALING. Time for the American people to move on Washington. WE MUST DEMAND that the crooks must go to PRISON and ALL of their accomplices in our OWN GOVERNMENT. THE STOLEN MONEY MUST BE RETURNED TO THE PEOPLE, THE STOLEN HOMES AND A INDEFINITE NATIONWIDE MORATORIUM ON FRAUDCLOSURES ASAP. OR WE WILL PAY A VISIT TO THE VATICAN and WE WILL STOP PAYING OUR PROPERTY TAXES AND WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR ANY OF THEM IN 2012. THE JIG IS UP.

    • l vent says:

      Michael Moore and I do not share the same view on voting. I think that to is rigged in their favor. If it is not then there should have been an Independant in the White House by now. I do not think America is that closed minded that we would only vote Republican or Democrat for the last 200+ years.

      • Katheryn says:

        That is half of all of the problems. It has kept people divided and the divide justs gets bigger and bigger. This country needs an independent party more now than ever before in history. A complete overhall. Kick all of ’em’ to the curb. Let them all know we don’t want them, don’t like them, don’t believe them and to go home to their individual states and keep themselves busy playing checkers or something.

        As long as the attention is focused on which party is the worse of the two..no one is focusing on the real issues and what is good for the American people. Not Democrats…Not Republicans but Americans! Wipe ’em’ out and start with a clean slate with statesmen and women who are not afraid to stand up and speak the truth or who don’t take bribes and perks to do as others want them to.

    • tremendous view says:

      hahaha!!!!!!

    • tremendous view says:

      the jig is up?

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