Strange indeed, that Mr. Twain could know this truth at the beginning of the 20th century and I could have learned it as a small boy, strange indeed, that Greg Smith, a Rhodes Scholar should only now stumble upon this revelation, so recently and yet, still be so surprised by it.
Who sold those people their mortgages and who sold them on the idea of equity loans and refinancing? Who advertised these products in print, radio and television and then who sold them out? Who sells the idea of privatization and of Free Trade, why surprise, surprise it is the very people who profit from it and why do they sell it to us so vigorously?
Why it's because if you want to get ahead in this country, you've got to sell a lot of fertilizer!