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Monday, September 22

Shocking! Naomi Klein on Bill Maher

From Raw Story: Naomi Klein: Financial crisis part of Bush 'shock doctrine'

In a Friday night interview on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Naomi Klein said President Bush’s $700 billion proposal to rescue the financial sector stems from a profiteering streak that has dominated the last eight years.

"The disaster is far from over," Klein said. "The disaster was on Wall Street and they have moved the disaster to Main Street."

Referring to the bailout, Klein said the "bomb has yet to detonate" and that the real crisis will strike when tax payers are overwhelmed when faced with the debt from the bailouts.

According to Klein, the bomb will detonate if Sen. John McCain becomes president and "rationalizes" that it is necessary to privatize government programs like social security and healthcare because neither the government nor Americans can afford them.

"The real disaster has yet to come; the real disaster is the debt that is going to explode on American tax payers," Klein said.
It's no wonder, see what the 1.8 trillion bailout encompasses. There's nothing in there for you and me. Programs will have to be cut and it won't be programs for the very wealthy.

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