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Moyers talks with Matt Taibbi and economic historian Robert Kuttner

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http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/12182009/transcript4.html

Here's a synopsis of what was said:

One year after the great collapse of our financial system,

Main Street
is still struggling, Wall Street is again "cleaning up," while our politicians dither. As for health care reform, many of us are about to be forced to buy excessively expensive insurance from companies whose stock is soaring, and that's just dandy with the White House. Obama and the Democrats seem to be reluctant to cross swords with the corporate elite that has so much power in this country, whether it's the Wall Street elite or the health-industrial complex.

Our capitol's being looted, republicans are acting like the town rowdies, the sheriff is firing blanks, and powerful Democrats in Congress are in cahoots with the gang that's pulling the heist. This is not capitalism at work. It's capital at work -- raw money, mounds of it, buying politicians and policy as if they were futures on the hog market.

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