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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pros and Cons

We keep being told that the reason for the government bailout, which is about to get even bigger, is to "restore confidence in the market." That's all you need to know to realize it's a huge scam, and the pros in charge should really be in jail with the other cons.


Anonymous Lee said...

First of all, this is a really funny cartoon. Love it.

Actually agree with your commentary. Do not agree that the gov. should do the bailout. Think the greedy CEOs should be bailing out Wall Street, then they should all be placed in jail.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Jean said...

The Govt. isn't doing the bailout... the PEOPLE are. Ordinary taxpayers (who will in all likelihood go down the gurgler themselves) will be funding the rescue of the institutions who caused it! Doesn't seem right to me. There should be rioting in the streets.

Come to think of it why isn't there?

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jean, instead of the CEOs and their political puppets going to jail for these decades of brazen greed, Senator McCains's approval ratings keep getting better and better. In many of the states with the highest unemployment figures and the most factories closing, the Republicans are still more popular than the Democrats. Despite what Lincoln said, it looks now as if you can fool all of the people all of the time.

6:32 AM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

Good question, Jean. Anonymous is almost right.... but there are a few of us who aren't fooled, and haven't been fooled. The Republicans are still the masters of the Rove-ian lie, and have people (and most Democrats in Congress)convinced that the bail-outs will help them. What people keep forgetting is that everything the Bushies do is designed to help the wealthy at the expense of the middle class and the poor.

12:46 PM  

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