30 Mill: N’Orleanians vs N’Learians

A short rant on Priorities.

30 million to bail out the rich folks.  What?  Afraid they might make a late Lear payment? Of course all the employees who worked for B-S just got the big douche, being minor stock holders.  No job, no 401K’s nadda. No bailout for them.

Of course, I have a hard time working up a great deal of sympathy for those who make a living shuffling papers on other’s loans, milking profit off the middle class’ interest rates. I realize I am being simplistic, but still…..

This is even truer, because if we have 30 million laying around, why the fuck did we not use it in New Orleans? Never mind. We all know the answer to that.

Pictorial explanation below.

If you have this:

If your home looks something like this:

And your toys look like this:

You get this:

If your home looks something like this:

and your toys only look like this:

You might get one of these things, full of poisons:

But mostly you get a big can of this:



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    • Diane G on March 18, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    And yes, I am sure some economic genius will tell me why its necessary.

    I don’t care.

    It is just fucking wrong, anyway.

  1. Why the fuckity fuck isn’t either candidate jumping up and down about NOLA and making pledges about what they plan to do when and if elected and pointing out why the free market cannot always address things like this and what government can actually do to provide the structure and assistance so people can re-build their lives.

    The way NOLA has been abandoned makes me ashamed. I am originally from Canada and when it first hit friends and relatives back there asked me: is that how it really is in the US? Don’t people care? Why does sit look like a scene from a third world disaster?

    • KrisC on March 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    `The Federal Reserves latest actions appear to shift large risks to taxpayers, who may find themselves on the hook for billions in worthless securities,” Reid said in a prepared statement. “The public has a right to know why President Bush and his administration believe this bailout is necessary and what steps they are taking to both protect taxpayers and to hold accountable those whose bad decisions led to this crisis.


    Excellent rant, sister! 😉

    I love the “pictorial explanation”….  

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