Aug. 24, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.  

COUNTDOWN: I find it nauseating to mention that there are still 1,249 days left in the hateful and racist presidential term of Donald Chump…

It has been quite some time since I have featured insights and quotes from a number of wise people of many varied times and places. Today, I will again do so.

While I completely understand the necessity of having banks, I dislike them immensely for the way they do business. I regard insurance companies, be they for health, home, or automobile, to be parasitical in the way they do business, and I believe them to be vastly overrated in importance. Today, then, I am featuring opinions from a wide variety of people who feel about these greedy industries as I do… 

“I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
– Thomas Jefferson –  

“I basically believe the medical insurance industry should be nonprofit, not profit-making. There is no way a health reform plan will work when it is implemented by an industry that seeks to return money to shareholders instead of using that money to provide health care.”
– Dianne Feinstein – 

“Getting life insurance is like making a bet you can’t win. If you live, you don’t get the money. If you die, you don’t get to enjoy the money.”
– Oliver Gaspirgtz –

“Banks do not create money for the public good. They are businesses owned by private shareholders. Their purpose is to make a profit.”
– John Rogers –

“There should be no health insurance companies operating for profit.”
– Michael Moore –  

“Wall Street CEOs, the same ones who wrecked our economy and destroyed millions of jobs, still strut around Congress freely, demanding favors. Does anyone have a problem with that?”
– Elizabeth Warren –

“You don’t train someone for all of those years of medical school and residency, particularly people who want to help others optimize their physical and psychological health, and then have them run a claims-processing operation for insurance companies.”
–  Malcolm Gladwell –  

“Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. … if you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money.”
– Josiah Stamp –   

“For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.”
– Ralph Nader – 

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; but it is whether we provide enough to those who have little.” 
– Franklin D. Roosevelt – 

“No other country in the developed world has ‘for profit’ health insurance… That is why they have LOWER health care costs than we do. Their people are not BURDENED with the cost of supporting billionaire health care executives and the millionaires who work for them!”
– Dr. Thom Hartmann – 

“Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money.”
– J. Edgar Hoover – 

“If you break up a bank, you break up its ability to scam the public…”
– Nomi Prins –

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”
– Henry Ford –

“It is hard to talk about a middle ground for something that is a fundamental right.”
– Teri Reynolds – 

“The car insurance industry is a disgusting racket. It’s designed so that as many industries as possible can get their snouts in the trough.”
James Selingpole –    

“‘Prop trading’ is just a fancy term for banks gambling in the market for their own profit.”
– Matt Taibi –

“If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commerical insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I’m not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family.”
–  Donna Reed –  

“It is easier to rob by setting up a bank rather than holding up a bank clerk.” – Bertolt Brecht – 

“Everyone should have health insurance? I say everyone should have health CARE….”
– Dennis Kucinich – 

“It’s time for progressives and Democrats to unite behind Medicare for all!”
– Kristina Vanden Heuvel – 
In  a previous post dated Mar. 2, 2017, I urged everyone to BOYCOTT Liar-In-Chief Donald Chump’s clothing line. I am still urging such action, but now am adding his daughter Ivanka’s clothing line, sold at Stein Mart stores in 31 states. and based in FL, to the list which should also be boycotted. The line is sold under the name of Adrienne Vittadini Studio, and is distributed by fashion giant G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. out of New York. The line is imported mainly from China and Vietnam, two countries which are notorious for extremely low wages and very poor working conditions. Ivanka Trump, the spoiled daughter of the President, should NOT be allowed to profit handsomely off the slave-wage labor of exploited foreign workers!
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About jackjodell53

I am an American Dissident trapped in a country where poor and middle class people are constantly being exploited and lied to by a very rigid and conservative plutocratic elite. I believe in government OF, FOR, and BY the people, not one controlled as it now is by corporations and special interests.
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