Our corporate lords are a sensitive lot. They want it all. They want total control of the government and they want love and appreciation.
Who can blame them for being upset? They spend all that money to buy the government, hire all those lobbyists, all those PR people.
It’s true the politicians help them out when business is bad, but do they everything just the way the corporate overlords want? Apparently not.
And we don’t express enough love for them, or appreciate them enough for all the good things they say they do.
Instead, we brats just want them to pay more taxes, or put another way, the same rate of taxes they used to.
Even one of their own, Warren Buffet, tries to make them look bad by suggesting maybe they could afford to pay a little more in taxes.
Now the CEOs are mad as hell and they’re not going to take it any more.
And they've created a new more loveable name for themselves: job creators? Who wouldn’t love a job creator?
They want to make sure they’re getting their message across about how swell they are. It’s called, wonderfully enough, the Job Creators Alliance.
In an odd coincidence, their message bears a striking resemblance to pure Republican propaganda. Even the tiniest speck of regulation appearing on the horizon, for example Dodd-Frank financial regulation, causes the job creators to tremble and quake, and stop doing the only thing they really care about – creating jobs.
The Job Creators Alliance doesn’t blame the deep recession or the lack of demand for unemployment. They blame Dodd-Frank. This mild bit of financial regulation is blasted while the CEOs tote out one of the Republicans’ favorite phony themes – the financial collapse wasn’t caused by Wall Street greed, fraud and carelessness, but by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
And the other big problem? You guessed it. Mandated health insurance.
Because both Dodd-Frank and mandated health insurance tamper with one of the job creators’ real sacred cows – the free market system.
As staunch defenders of the free market system, the CEO’s web site ought to be aflame with their righteous anger at the bailout and the Federal Reserve’s secret trillions in loans that propped up so many businesses in the wake of the economic collapse. But in what I’m sure is just an oversight, the job creators’ haven’t gotten around to posting about it yet.