"Charity" for the Wealthy and Well-Connected June 18, 2010

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

June 18, 2010

Before announcing his retirement from the Senate, Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd proposed a large-scale reform of the banking industry. Predictably, it would ignore the fundamental problem ? the incurably corrupt Federal Reserve System and the culture of collusion it has created in the government-wedded financial services industry.

Dodd, a supposed tribune of the people, arranged a parting gift to one of his most treasured constituencies ? Connecticut?s Mohegan Indian Tribal Council, which operates one of the highest-grossing casinos in the country. Dodd arranged for the Council to receive $54 million in so-called ?stimulus? money to finish construction of a community center.

The money was earmarked for rural development programs in impoverished communities. In 2009, despite the economic slow-down, the Mohegan Sun casino pulled in more than $1.3 billion in revenue.

As the song by Billie Holliday put it, ?Them?s that got shall get, them?s that not shall lose.? So it was in the last government-induced Great Depression, and so it will be in the one that has begun.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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