Who Actually Owns the United States? – Part 2

2019 December 15
by bc3b

Very few in the media have the courage to speak out against oligarchs and the power they wield. Paul Singer may be the designated billionaire who donates to Republicans, primarily to keep them in check. There is nothing conservative about Singer. Having a son who is gay, Singer is a leading advocate of LGBTQ politics.

On his nightly television show last week, Carlson Tucker did what 99.9% of the media are too cowardly to do – he called out Singer for his takeover of Cabela’s, forcing it to merge with Pro Bass Shops, making nearly $100 million overnight in the process. In doing so, he destroyed a small town -Sidney, Nebraska.

Carlson called out Nebraska’s sleazy, two-faced, fake conservative senator Ben Sasse, pointing out that Sasse received the largest possible donation from Singer.

Carlson also compared modern vulture capitalists, like Singer and Mitt Romney with the richest Americans of the past, like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, who donated tens of millions for the public good. Unlike Singer and Romney, Carnegie and Rockefeller didn’t destroy small towns and people’s lives. Mittens donates a lot of money to the Mormon Church, but that gives him more power in the church and ensured the carpetbagger a senate seat as the Mormon Church controls politics in Utah.

Rather than building up a company and creating jobs – like Ford, Carnegie and Rockefeller – vulture capitalists – like Singer and Romney – take companies someone else built, strip them bare and kill jobs and small towns.

Please watch this clip in full. Carlson begins with an unvarnished description of the wreckage that America’s heartlands have become as financial predators have sucked local businesses dry, leaving shrunken communities, poverty and drug addiction in their wake.

Readers may wonder why Carlson singles out hedge funds rather than private equity, but he has courageously singled out one of the biggest political forces in DC, the notorious vulture capitalist Paul Singer, best known for his pitched battles with Peru and Argentina after he bought their debt at knocked-down prices. Carlson describes some US examples from his rapacious playbook, zeroing on Delphi, where Singer got crisis bailout money and then shuttered most US operation, and Cabela’s, where a Singer-pressured takeover wrecked one of the few remaining prosperous American small towns, Sidney, Nebraska. Not only are former employees still afraid of Singer, but even Carlson was warned against taking on the famously vindictive Singer.

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  1. 2019 December 15 10:53 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Thanks for Part 2.
    I’ve been meaning to ask…

  2. 2019 December 16 1:54 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #1 -While this was written nearly a week ago, a lot has taken place – the release of the IG Report, Horowitz testifying before Congress, impeachment, etc.

    Part 1 focused on the major funds that control entire industries. Part 2 focuses on vulture capitalists like Paul Singer (and Mitt Romney) and how they have the power to destroy the economy of small towns and people’s careers to make a quick $100 million.

  3. 2019 December 16 4:32 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Excellent post. Singer is the jay Gould of our era. With your permission I will create a part III as to one solution for small town America.

    Folks if you had not seen the Tucker piece before, take the time. I saw it when it first aired by sheer accident.

  4. 2019 December 16 4:54 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Worth the read. Video useful as well but its 30min long.

  5. 2019 December 16 6:05 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #3 –

    Please do. As I pointed out the big difference between Carnegie and Rockefeller versus Singer and Romney is that the former actually created something while the latter profited from taking something some else built and destroying it.

    Paul Singer is so powerful, vindictive and ruthless that few other than Carlson have the courage to call him out.

  6. 2019 December 16 7:56 am
    bc3b permalink

    Unfortunately Paul Singer, the remaining Koch brother and the US Chamber of Commerce own so-called conservatives like Ben Sasse and Mike Lee.

  7. 2019 December 16 9:02 am

    5 – Wasn’t he off air last week for 3-4 days? Wonder if it was related, or maybe it was just vacation given the time of year, struck me as odd though during height of shampeachment mania.

    In any case credit to Tucker for raising the issue, it’s not actually the first time I’ve seen him discuss this topic over the years, though it’s probably the first time he called out Singer directly.

    4 – Remember all the talk about Barry doing this or that to ‘preserve\entrench his legacy’ in late 2015 and 2016. Seems to me that was less about “legacy” in the traditional sense and it was more about trying to make sure all the corrupt and underhanded shit they did during his administration never saw the light of day – which is why it was so essential that a D win in 2016. I don’t think anyone is actually running scared, they’re too arrogant, and for good reason to think they’ll ever be touched, but they are concerned about loosing control of the narrative and some truth getting out.

  8. 2019 December 16 9:05 am
    justrand permalink

    bc3b, then there are so-called “Republicans” like Comey and Mueller. They keep the (R) designations just to make themselves look “impartial”.

    Singer and Koch are both sleaze-balls but sleaze-balls with lots of politicians in their pockets.

  9. 2019 December 16 9:13 am

    btw..where are the calls to name the fisa judges that signed off on this bs, Repeatedly and even after it was already known to be BS, where the ‘we were duped’ line falls flat.

    I’d also like to see a separate investigation into say 1000 randomly selected fisa warrant applications approved during the 2008-2018 time frame and the “evidence” that was used is said apps and how real or factious, and how much ‘press reports’ were used as justifications, etc. I’d wager the bs that went on with Trump and others in this mess was not remotely a one-off.

  10. 2019 December 16 10:49 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Another Dim finds a brighter bulb — https://menrec.com/impeachment-backfire-second-dem-leaves-party-in-less-than-24-hours/ — Leaves the party.

  11. 2019 December 16 10:59 am
    bc3b permalink

  12. 2019 December 16 12:35 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Trump to pass on debating whomever wins the Dim Nom? — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trump-trashes-very-biased-debate-commission-hints-alternatives-2020 — Might as well ‘cuz anyone showing up on the stage will have their star lifted just being on the stage with him.

  13. 2019 December 16 12:48 pm
    Eph permalink


    I’ll believe it when I believe it.


  14. 2019 December 16 1:45 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    I figure 50/50. Believe it or not Perry (Tx) in his second run did not debate his opponent. He did not even make the rounds of editorial boards that was customary to the State. Still won a second term.

    With today’s tools is a debate the most effective way? Imagine, Trump holds an Internet Rallye.

    “Hi, you know me, blah, blah, …..

    Here is what I stand for:
    blah, blah, …..

    Here is what we have accomplished:
    * employment
    * border
    * reducing barriers
    * etc, etc …

    Here is what I owe you and need your help on ….

    * border
    * eliminate the Fed
    * solve the debt problem
    * run the deep state out of town
    * etc, etc …

    I’ll take questions from the SuperChat …”

    I will point out that Reagan did the same thing using the tech of his time — LP records and in-home pol parties. The question is, would YouTube meltdown once questions were fielded?

  15. 2019 December 16 2:01 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    On the topic of the next post Siege of Bastogne (since comments are closed there, which is perfectly cool. let’s ponder those heroes reverently in silence)

    Item 19
    “The Raffensberger family was among 38,000 people who laid wreaths on headstones today at Arlington, according to Wreaths Across America, which each year holds the event at Arlington and at military cemeteries nationwide. Throughout the United States, some 3 million people volunteered to lay more than 2.2 million wreaths at 2,100 locations.”

    “3 million volunteers.”

    “That’s about 1,000 times the size of a resistance rally.”

    “38,000 at Arlington alone.”

    “As long as our nation has patriots, I fear not our future.”

  16. 2019 December 16 2:24 pm
    justrand permalink

    My Dad got his second Purple Heart on Jan 6, 1945, on the outskirts of Bastogne. He was with Patton’s army at that point, having been in the counterattack of December 26. I’ve still got a German officer’s bayonet my Dad picked up during that battle.

    ALL the men, but especially the 101st Airborne, were heroes!!! And then there’s the famous reply by Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe to the German surrender demand: “Nuts!

    I’m so proud of the Greatest Generation, and so worried about the current one!

  17. 2019 December 16 3:14 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    A Dim voting for impeach gets a earful from the Base — https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2019/12/16/dem-rep-slotkin-makes-decision-on-impeachment-n2558059

    I don’t think she will be around in 2020.

  18. 2019 December 16 3:16 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    I figured the men who fought that battle need no comment. Their deeds say it all.

  19. 2019 December 16 5:15 pm
    justrand permalink

    Indeed, drdog!

    Where’s our modern day Patton?

  20. 2019 December 16 5:23 pm
    justrand permalink

    I sure hope this reflects a wide swath of previously Democrat voters…I truly think it does. As has been said, all the Dmocrats probably had to do in 2020, was not be crazy…and they couldn’t even do that.


  21. 2019 December 16 6:25 pm

    BTW They’ve now added wire fraud… cause you know the call where nothing actually happen, took place on the telephone. I’d laugh but I’m beyond finding any of this amusing.

  22. 2019 December 16 7:03 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Could it be worse than a Mondale loss in 2020???

  23. 2019 December 16 7:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Interesting considering that this is the statute in question —

    Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. If the violation occurs in relation to, or involving any benefit authorized, transported, transmitted, transferred, disbursed, or paid in connection with, a presidentially declared major disaster or emergency (as those terms are defined in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122)), or affects a financial institution, such person shall be fined not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.
    — 18 U.S. Code § 1343.Fraud by wire, radio, or television

    The whole code revolves around obtaining money or property. A promise is neither of those. Just another case of piling on.

  24. 2019 December 16 7:25 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    23, sounds more like the shenanigans Biden pulled, actually

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