About Grand Ole Ponzi

I have written this blog for those who are not very familiar with politics and sometimes find themselves confused or frustrated. This blog is also written for those who vote Republican and are conservative; I encourage you to think critically about why you vote GOP. Feel free to send me questions and comments.

Everything I write on this blog will be based on credible news sources and facts. Not everything in the mainstream corporate news or on the internet is true. Citations will be provided whenever possible. Tragically, millions of Americans do not even realize they are getting news from corporate-owned media sources that are not exercising freedom of the press and are reporting corporate propaganda instead of factual news to the American people.

Grand Ole Ponzi exposes the GOP’s intentional Ponzi Scheme being perpetrated on the American people. The GOP intends to make the top 2% wealthiest Americans even wealthier while making the middle class and everyone else poorer.

A Ponzi scheme is an intentional fraud set up to get you to invest money while promising you that you’ll get a lot more money back – even though the schemers promising this know you will not get a lot more back and that they will be profiting from your money. Make BANKS Pay for their Intentional Fraud of the American People! http://makewallstreetpay.org/bigbankdrain/


If you’d like more info about why and how ALL constitutional rights for corporations should be addressed, see Why Abolish All Corporate Constitutional Rights and Not All Responses to Citizens United Are The Same.


Visit this site to see what the GOP believes should be legal as long as it makes a profit: http://www.shardsofglass.com/

Remain updated on how your elected officials vote on Labor and other issues: Sign up to see how your elected officials vote on various issues: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/megavote/ Make sure you tell them you want workers’ rights to be protected and improved – not gutted by the GOP who are destroying workers’ rights because they accept large campaign donations from the Koch Brothers and other corporations.

That is what the GOP does with your votes for them; they use the trust placed in them by Americans to financially enrich themselves and their friends who own corporations. The GOP can’t come out and say this, because if they did, they wouldn’t win any elections. So, they lie.

They intentionally deceive American voters into thinking that their goals are the same as those of hardworking Americans, when in fact, their goals are not the same as yours – unless your goal is to have no health insurance, no labor protections, no food and water safety protections, no consumer protections, so social security in your old age, no medicare in your old age and no recourse when your rights are violated. Is that what you want?

Why does the GOP love poverty, low-paying jobs, unhealthy food and water, conflicts of interest, business fraud, fear of anyone who isn’t white and Christian, and keeping wealthy corporations as happy as possible while destroying any laws that protect employees, consumers and the elderly and disabled?

Because the Cheap-Labor Republicans know that people who are desperate will do anything for money to pay for the necessities of food, clothing, and shelter.

They don’t want to obey labor laws, tax laws, workplace safety laws, environmental laws, public saftey laws, ethics laws, financial regulation laws, discrimination and harassment laws, or any other laws. Bernie Sanders Calls for Surtax on Millionaires, Ending Breaks for Big Oil http://bit.ly/eX2ILE

The GOP also hates any kind of social safety net such as Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, or Medicare – even though we all pay into those through taxes taken out of our paychecks. These are not “entitlement programs”; they are paid for and those systems work.

The GOP hates freedom of speech, journalistic integrity, reminders that the US is not a Christian nation, immigrants, LGBT people, women’s reproductive freedom, universal healthcare, financial regulation, consumer protection and any law or regulation that protects employees, food and water supplies, public health, consumers, bank customers, mortgage customers, whistleblowers or the envrionment.

So, they do their best to get rid of those laws at every opportunity. Look at the voting history of Republicans and you will see that this is true. There will be more in detail about this on this blog in the future. Here is a list of Bills Republicans Have Blocked- http://www.addictinginfo.org/?p=284

The GOP (The Republican Party) does this by deceiving hard-working Americans into thinking that “government is bad” and “laws are bad” – and what happens is people who are busy working hard and may not have time to become educated on the details of these issues sometimes believe these GOP lies and vote against their own interests by voting Republican.

The GOP lies on a regular basis, and they do this intentionally. They are intentionally deceiving American voters. This is one of the worst frauds committed, and it should be a crime.

The GOP distorts facts, pays unethical economists and scientists to lie, and otherwise misrepresents proven facts and statistics. The GOP is nothing more than a lying unethical snake-oil sales group that does its best to intentionally trick hard-working Americans into voting against their own interests (workplace and consumer protections) and in the interests of wealthy corporations and billionaires (removing any and all protections, recourse regulations).

The snake-oil the GOP is selling is the idea of “The American Dream” – however that is only possible for the wealthiest of Americans – they want you to believe that you can have millions of dollars, own your own business, have all the material things you want, and answer to nobody.

Even the wealthiest Americans and corporations must answer to laws that protect employees, consumers, public safety, food and water, and the envrionment – though as you read this blog you will see that corporations find ways to NOT obey these laws – and they are only able to do this because of enthusiastic help from the GOP. BP, Enron, Massey, Tyco, and WorldCom are just a few examples of this. I’ll write more on this in the future.

But, this is the Ponzi Scheme; this idea of “freedom” sold by the GOP is not possible for anyone. We are all supposed to answer to the law and that is for the general welfare of our great nation -though the GOP keeps trying to repeal laws that protect ordinary working people, the elderly, the disabled, the retired and consumers.

“Trickle-Down Economics” is a lie. It’s a Ponzi Scheme. The lie that tax-cuts for the rich will create jobs for everyone else is a FRAUD. The Bush tax-cuts have been in place for ten years already and yet they did not create jobs for Americans. That is because the wealthiest 2% of Americans who own US corporations sent jobs overseas where they can pay slave-wages to people with little to no labor protections. This is what Cheap Labor Republicans do. If they were patriots, they would create Living-Wage Jobs with health coverage for Americans in the US, but they do not do that.

This has been intentional; the GOP knows it’s a Ponzi Scheme, but they use political “spin” (lies) to trick voters into believing their lies and voting Republican. If you are:

Unemployed, Disabled, a Woman, an Immigrant, under-employed, have a chronic illness, want your food and water to be safe, value reproductive freedom, want equal rights for LGBT persons, want corporations to pay their fair share of taxes, want to have social security in  your old age, want to have Medicare, want to have your pension in your old age, want to have Unemployment Insurance if you need it, want to be able to practice any religion you want (or no religion), want labor laws enforced so you are protected at work, want environmental laws enforced or care about your children and neighbors –  then – YOU SHOULD NOT BE VOTING REPUBLICAN (GOP), because they do not care about you, your health, your future, your rights as an American or your well-being.

Labor laws, environmental laws, food safety laws, consumer protection laws, financial regulation laws, whistleblower protection laws, EEO laws, ADA laws, public safety laws and many other laws and forms of legal recourse exist to protect THE PEOPLE. Do not let the GOP destroy those – which were earned for all of us by many brave patriotic Americans.

The GOP doesn’t care about The People; the GOP doesn’t care if oceans and food supplies are poisoned making people sick or if people are hurt and killed at work or if a lack of financial regulation causes economic disasters.

Remember learning about Indentured Servitude in school? The GOP wants to make the 98% of Americans who are not wealthy into their indentured servants.

Indentured servants work more than 8 hours a day, do not get safety protections, get abused in every way, do not get lunch hours, do not get health insurance, do not get disability payments, have no legal recourse for abuses they suffer, cannot afford to have cable tv, and they never retire. They usually died early deaths from overwork, workplace injuries, unhealthy food, poor living conditions and lack of healthcare.

There is another page on this blog that will explain what the US would look like if the GOP gets its way on every policy. There are drop-down menus on this blog’s header (above) that will be continually updated.  Be sure to check back.

The GOP’s main tools are political spin (lies), emotional and psychological manipulation (inciting violence and preying upon fears and frustrations), corruption (lobbyists and cronyism), and disdain for intelligence, critical thinking, patriotic dissent, intellectual honesty and facts.

This blog will explore in detail the many lies told by the GOP, which often intentionally misuses terms like “freedom”, “personal responsibility”, “patriotism”, “real Americans”, “socialist”, “terrorist”, “elite”, “entitlement” and others while directly attacking the US Constitution with their rhetoric. This blog will expose how they do this and provide examples with citations from credible news sources.

What is tragic is that so many Americans fall for this, perhaps because they are uneducated about the Constitution and what the actual definitions of these terms are – and/or – perhaps because the GOP has succeeded in their intentional goal of getting voters to make decisions based on strong fears and GOP-media inaccuracies instead of rational thought and truth from credible news sources.

Over the course of history, the GOP has almost always been on the wrong side of justice and history. This blog will go into detail on that and every other issue listed at the top of the blog.  New info will be added over time.

President Barack Obama’s Accomplishments Thus Far: http://www.hopeandchange.net/2009/11/90-accomplishments-of-obama.html

What is True and Not True About the US Government: http://www.governmentisgood.com/feature.php?fid=14

IMAGINE: In 1944, FDR proposed a radical economic bill of rights: http://j.mp/CDRXg  Watch: http://j.mp/9pGqq5

Thank you for visiting this blog. Please share it with your friends and family. Remember: Friends don’t let friends vote Republican.

Move to Amend

Copyright Denise A. Romano 2011. Republication permitted with copyright intact. Thanks.

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32 responses to “About Grand Ole Ponzi

  • Anomaly100

    Great post. Keep it up. The GOP is concentrating on making our President look like a spendthrift — which is a lie.

    He’s trying to undo the debt and devastation the previous administration brought upon us. Notice, we are not allowed to bring up the “B” word. In that case: BUSH BUSH BUSH BUSH!

  • Samantha Thomas

    Awesome post, Dear Denise! If we relentlessly expose the Ponzi scheme, there is some small chance that they will not get away with it. Will the USA survive? Is that really important? It is clear to me that a global transformation is imminent, and America has been mostly standing in the way of it. Change will do us good, and it is in the air we breathe.

  • E

    i like what youre doing here.

  • Ed Bradford

    An ignorant view, if ever I heard 1.
    Where in your “thinking” is individual responsibility &
    Voting with your feet?
    Using only those 2 strategies, Americans can solve ALL of your listed “issues” without handouts (begging) from others.
    Show me someone unemployed 4 99 weeks & I’ll show you someone who has foregone at least 1 of those 2 AMERICAN principles.

    • Denise A Romano

      Ed, I really hope that one day you get to experience being unemployed for over 99 weeks or that you’re unlawfully terminated or unlawfully discriminated against by an employer. These things happen to hard-working Americans every single day.

      Unemployment insurance is not a handout or “begging”; we all pay into it.

      Furthermore, among those who are unemployed are the disabled and disabled veterans both of whom experience unemployment at much higher rates than the general population. Why? Because US corporations discriminate against disabled persons even though it is unlawful, and they get away with it every day. Why? Because the ADA law does not have sufficient teeth and there is only recourse for those who can afford lawyers. Most Americans cannot afford lawyers. I write more about this at WorkplaceCredibleActivist

      I do think people need to vote with their feet; for example, nobody should shop at Wal-Mart since they treat their employees horribly and engage in union-busting, which is illegal. The same goes for many other companies that regularly violate labor laws such as those who hire undocumented workers. Those employers are responsible for immigration problems; not those who come to the US illegally seeking employment. If there were no jobs for them, they would not come. The US government needs to prosecute those employers who hire undocumented workers.

      “Individual responsibility” is not the problem; corporate irresponsibility and greed ARE the problems. You have obviously bought into the GOP propaganda about “individual responsibility”. Tell me how a disabled Veteran who cannot get a job because he or she is discriminated against by US corporations is being irresponsible. They aren’t. The corporations are being irresponsible.

      Do you actually believe that American citizens who have families are choosing to be unemployed when the result is that they lose their homes, wind up living in cars and homeless shelters or with extended family, are unable to provide the basics for their children, and often experience divorce and worsened health problems due to the stresses of poverty and a lack of healthcare?

      People do not choose to be unemployed. They are not unemployed because they’re being irresponsible. They are unemployed because US corporations are not hiring despite having enjoyed ten years of Bush Tax Cuts and despite most coporations paying little to no taxes.

      If you actually believe that those who are unemployed are responsible for their plight, you’re not doing your American duty to make sure you get unbiased news from credible sources. I suggest you read The Nation, Truthout, Alternet News and watch DemocracyNow!, The Rachel Maddow Show, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.

      Or, perhaps you’re one of those psychologically stunted persons who has an unhealthy need to blame others for their plight so they can pretend it will never happen to them. Guess what? It can happen to you. It can happen to anyone, and that is why you should face this truth and join the struggle to hold US corporations accountable so that there are enough living-wage jobs with health benefits in the US for every hard-working American.

      I do hope you find yourself unemployed through no fault of your own so you learn a very important lesson about how US corporations are creating more jobs out of the US than in it and how there are 5 applicants for every open job in the US.

      As for ignorance, thank you for illustrating for all our readers just what that looks like. The many issues listed on this blog are very real. Simplistic answers like those you suggest are not going to solve anything. But, then again you probably also think the world is flat and there’s no global warming because it just snowed.

      Don’t be stubborn and so sure of yourself. The Roman Catholic Church is often stubbornly sure of itself; they refused to acknowledge that Galileo was right for over 700 years. You don’t want to be ignorant, do you?

      If you really want to understand the US economy, try reading what trained, ethical economists have to say. Paul Krugman will help you undertand what you don’t about our economy. I can tell you’re not an economist, therefore, remember that you’re not an expert on this situation.

      If you were having heart palpitations, you’d probably want to see a highly trained cardiologist instead of a plumber. If your home’s pipes were all backed up, you’d probably want a good plumber, not a lawyer. We have excellent, ethical highly-trained economists in the US; listen to them when it comes to discerning what is happening with the US economy; refrain from being one the GOP’s useful idiots who repeats their meaningless buzzwords like a mindless puppet.

      LEARN and THINK: it’s your responsibility as an American.

  • Hans J.

    Great work Denise. Thanks for doing this!

  • R

    Great post! Why these fools are doing this is still shrouded in secrecy and we need to know what the irresponsible and extremely incompetent GOP is going to do with Congress. Hope Obama has a BIG VETO pen!

  • Katie

    Great! I remember learning about this as a poli sci student… It’s infuriating. Someone needs to fund a public service announcement about this.

    • Denise A Romano

      Thanks, Katie!

      Well, the internet can be powerful, so please help me get this message out by sharing this site with everyone you know. Ask them to do the same. I am sick now but will be updating as I’m able to do so. Thanks, again.

  • Murray Regan

    You are in a Ponzi Australian money from our workers have been prop-up your Stock Market. We have had to give the Chinese heaps over the years to keep you afloat in USA. You haven’t given a Shit or are normal fucked up Americans.

    • Denise A Romano

      I’m not sure why you’re being so hostile here. There are millions of Americans who care what our government does and we speak up about it daily. That is what this blog is all about. Do you see that? Can you acknowledge that there are millions of Americans who want our government to be different and who fight for that difference daily? Bradley Manning is currently being tortured in solitary confinement though he has not been charged with anything because he took courageous action to expose wrongdoing by our military and our government. There are thousands more like him who are just not as famous and who are not presently locked up. I hope you see this.

  • Hadji

    Anyone with a little bit of common sense should detect the flaws of the GOP, even though the dems are not perfect. Watching Fox news really showed me the complete nonsense they feed America and how millions of stupid or uneducated people walk around with Obama posters portrayed as Hitler. I have seen this with my own eyes – nobody can argue that the President is not perfect, I can point out a lot of things he can do better…but he is no Hitler, for Adolf is one of our world largest mass murderers.

  • Eneida Gallemore

    Most what i read online is trash and copy paste but your posts are not alike. Bravo.

  • Akiko Brzoska

    I like this website its a master peace ! .

  • esd2000

    Great great blog. Why people vote or rally against their own self interests is truly puzzling. Tea Parties come to mind.

  • Dan Frisby

    I am impressed, Denise, with your vision & vitality for the truth! Such a quest is an exhausting, exasperating & evocative quest because so few are there who engage our human faculties with our capacity to reflect beyond our own ‘comfort interests’ and upon what really IS important in building a future for ourselves, loved ones and all other humans!

    May your ‘tribe’ increase, may your quest become contagious and may your spirit never tire of this life-long quest to be truly human by engaging the best of our lives to secure hope & health to change the worst of life’s conditions into the best of life’s blessings for all!
    Dan J Frisby

  • w.bruce

    Well, well done! Awesome!!

  • debzuniverse

    Excellent! I’m sharing this with many, especially my friends & family who keep following the GOP drivel.
    Great job!

  • Gerard Bushrod

    Cool stuff! I really enjoyed reading this and with your permission would like to postsome of it on my blog (with a linkback of course).

  • Journowatch

    Very good points but we can’t fix the situation with lies being accepted as truth by almost half the population. It starts with reforming media to the point that the truth can no longer be dismissed. No commercial outlet will ever live up to that task. Funding for Public Broadcasting, even in good times, is only ever one election away from drying up. It’s time to take the power of journalism back from advertisers and media conglomerates that dominate political thought in America. By leveraging economies of scale, a global subscriber news operation would be a cheap and devastatingly effective means of bypassing the propaganda machines. Please take a moment to visit this very short, anonymous survey – http://www.kwiksurveys.com/online-survey.php?surveyID=KMDJJF_886c43a2 – to help build the critical mass necessary to convince investors to get on board with a near-sure thing. Until Fox and company have a rival that can grind their narratives into dust in an afternoon, nothing will change. It takes organization and coordination to move the ship of state. Information is the key. This is a real solution, albeit somewhat massive. Please help.

    • Denise A Romano

      I agree! That is why I have a page on this blog about what credible media sources there are. Thank you for your comment! #Solidarity! #p2 #1u

      • Journowatch

        I didn’t mean to imply that your points were insufficient. The “but” in my first sentence seems to imply that and it wasn’t my intention. Poor speed-writing.

        Thanks for approving the comment anyway. 😉

        Keep up the good work.

      • Denise A Romano

        No worries! I didn’t take it badly; just wanted to make sure you knew this issue is addressed here. 🙂 Guest posts are welcome, btw. 🙂

  • pergola

    I’m impressed, I must say.

  • noze

    This blog is excellent and I think that I don’t have to add anything.

  • Ciekawy precel

    This blog rocks – keep doing this so well!

  • Kasyno

    How often do you update your blog? I’m waiting for more posts! 🙂

  • Dusty Los treatments

    Nice one, i bookmarked this page on Digg under “Grand Ole Ponzi (GOP)”. Kudos!

  • Jo

    Great write-up I bookmarked this page. You explain what the GOP is all about. Greedy one Percent. They are serial killers they don’t care how many die. As long as they have power and hoard more money.

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