Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sorry, my wallet's in my banker's pants

Scott Brown picks a side. Guess what, he's not your side. Big surprise there!

Because the discipline of the market would have inflicted a world-wide depression, we bailed out the banks and hedge funds, saving them from their own misbehavior. It's only fair that they ante up to pay the bill.

But Brown is a Republican, which means that tax is a dirtier word than cocksucker. Saying it would get him thrown out of the game faster than Crash Davis.

On the other side, Barney Frank:

“It’s a fairly small amount, it’s only for five years,” Frank said. “And it’s probably smaller than their bonus pool for their top executives.”
Yet the teabaggers froth at the mouth about Democrats. Probably because we aren't afraid to say cocksucker figuratively.

FDR, by way of the estimable Digby, gets the last word:
We need enthusiasm, imagination and the ability to face facts, even unpleasant ones, bravely. We need to correct, by drastic means if necessary, the faults in our economic system from which we now suffer.

3 comments:

dan said...

Washington only seems to fix things by making them worse.

lovable liberal said...

Utter, captious, propagandized bunk!

Social Security actually reduced senior poverty dramatically.

The environmental legislation (government mandates on corporations - horrors!) dramatically improved the air and water.

Government-funded transportation infrastructure (planes, trains, and automobiles) made the post-WWII boom much more efficient.

The Internet...

We have been to the moon.

Washington made civil rights and equal rights for women happen.

There's more. So go ahead and admit that you're full of bullshit, cleverly inserted into the American conventional wisdom by the nominally laissez-faire advocates of kleptocracy who dominate Fox News and the rest of the Republican propaganda machine.

lovable liberal said...

Here's another one. The War on Poverty worked, but it was abandoned by Nixon.