Monday, September 22, 2008

Not So Funny Money

Cash For Trash is the title of the op-ed piece written by Paul Krugman today in the New York Times. It speaks for itself.

Krugman was on Keith Olbermann tonight trying to explain why giving anyone in the Bush administration total control over roughly a trillion dollars in tax payer money, borrowed from China and other big stakes holders in our adventure in Iraq with no oversight and no recourse to remedy if it's merely stolen, lets say, for instance, is a really, really, colossally bad idea. Henry Paulson has come up with a three page plan outlining how we the people don't need to know how this trillion is going to actually be spent to prop up a bunch of crooks and liars in the failed financial industry. And oh, don't worry, trust us, we know what we're doing, so there can be no legal remedy if we fuck you over once again. Why not? We have fallen for the neocons fucktardary before. Maybe we really are that dumb.

I sure as hell hope our elected Representatives are not that damn dumb, but I've been wrong again and again betting on the Democrats in Congress to block this kind of crap. Please Congress, do not screw us once again. We are sore and tired, and about to lose our homes, our savings, our jobs, our retirement and health care.

4 comments:

BBC said...

More whiskey !! And fresh horses and women for my men !!

Utah Savage said...

Jesus, bbc, this is the first comment you've made on my site I actually think is smart and funny. Congratulations. Exactly right!

Randal Graves said...

The only bet I'd ever place concerning the Dems is on the over/under of exactly when they'll give in.

Writers write.
Dems cave.

It's in the blood.

DCup said...

The stink of desperation, a whiff of fear mongering, a hint of Iraq, the faint odor of The Patriot Act....and then? some one shouting NOW! NOW! NOW! at us.

I watched quite a bit of the Congressional testimony today. Very, very interesting....