The Fix Is In: Expect Democrats to Buckle - by Stephen Lendman
The criminal class in Washington is bipartisan. On core issues, Democrats are no different from Republicans. Expect more bluster before caving like Obama, enacting his deal with the devil worth up to $1 trillion dollars. The lion's share goes to corporations and America's wealthy, middle and low income workers getting crumbs. The fix is in. It'll happen, promoted as stimulus to create jobs and revive economic growth. Not so. More on that below.
Given the makeup of both Houses, their voting records aren't surprising. Getting reelected counts most. Under a corrupted electoral system, generous funding is needed, but wealthy and corporate donors expect lavish favors in return. They get them and much more.
As a result, Congress capitulates on virtually everything big money wants. Expect it again. Besides more handouts, preserving their tax breaks are key. Most congressional members, in fact, want their own kept. Otherwise, they'll face big increases they don't want and can avoid by benefitting from what they give millionaires, their own class. Read on.
Both the House and Senate are infested with millionaires. For some, their net worth exceeds $100 million. House examples include:
-- Rep. Darrell Issa (R. CA), his maximum net worth estimated at $451 million;
-- Rep. Jane Harman (D. CA), hers is $435 million;
-- Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D. CA) up to $124 million; and