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.