In the three weeks since voters elected Barack Obama to a second term as U.S. president, a number of Americans have circulated petitions to begin seceding from the union. The efforts are specific to individual states and vary in their success at gaining adherents; a quick tally of petitions on the White House petition website, which gives running totals, suggests 500,000 signatures have been submitted so far, with other estimates reaching 700,000. Whatever the exact number, it’s less than a percent of the U.S. population of 312 million.
SHHHHHHH ~ NOT THE GLASS STEAGALL ACT
With Cristiana Muscardini, Deputy Chairman of the International Trade Committee, filing a resolution to effectively restore Glass Steagall in Europe, to be voted upon in the European Parliament, AND with Austria and Belgium seriously considering following in Germany’s footsteps, it certainly SEEMS clear that the “long arm of Wall Street” (as denounced by Michigan Senator Carl Levin) has helped to establish the UNITED STATES as the key contributor to the complete defeat of any global financial reform component in America, whatsoever.
Three recently released government reports now point to fiscal doomsday for America; and one of the reports, issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), says so explicitly:
The CBO paints two future scenarios for the U.S. budget deficit and the national debt. But it plainly declares that fiscal disaster will strike in EITHER scenario. Furthermore …