Common sense must be in short supply…
…if we are supposed to believe this nonsense.
So now that the powers that be have passed massive amounts of socialist legislation which now forces the government to spend more money on bailouts of institutions that couldn’t manage their own money than the New Deal, Korean War, and the Iraq Debacle COMBINED, it is all coming home to roost.
Everyone wanted to be a hero and say that “I” fixed the economy by passing this legislation and “I” put money in your pocket, and “I” forced the rich people to pay your mortgage after they so sinfully “tricked” you into buying a house you couldn’t afford. Now of course, some of the pitfalls of such a ridiculous ruse are beginning to rear their ugly head.
The AIG bonus fiasco is just one of many many consequences to be realized as a result of this legislation in the years to come. Now that OUR money is going to these institutions, when they start using it to pay bonuses to people that ran the company into the ground and caused them to need our money in the first place, we FINALLY become angry about where our money is going. Of course this doesn’t negate the fact that for decades now hardly anyone was upset when our money was going to people who abused the system by having more kids to get more money, or people who claimed disabilities while they enjoyed the sun and air of the golf course, or the people who refused to get off of their ass as long as their neighbors were still paying for their food and lodging. These individuals consumed most of our money instead of our hard earned income going to the people who risked life and limb for our country and now have to suffer sub-par treatment at VA hospitals across the nation, and many other government programs that could potentially have a positive impact on people’s lives.
I find it funny and extremely typical of any politician to say:
“I can’t point a finger at someone who was responsible for putting those dates in,” Dodd told FOX. “I can tell you this much, when my language left the senate, it did not include it. When it came back, it did.”
It is exactly like a child that explains how the lamp wasn’t broken when they were in the living room earlier in the day. Pointing the finger is such an easy cop out once you have been discovered. Had none of this ever come to fruition, Dodd would be enjoying the links under his AIG golf umbrella wearing his AIG golf shirt with not a worry in the world.
Or what about this:
Separately, Sen. Dodd was AIG’s largest single recipient of campaign donations during the 2008 election cycle with $103,100, according to opensecrets.org. Also, one of AIG Financial Products’ largest offices is based in Connecticut.
“Senator Dodd was completely unaware of these AIG bonuses until he learned of them in the past few days,” wrote Szostak. To suggest that the bonuses affecting AIG had any effect on Senator Dodd’s action is categorically false.”
Of course! You mean to tell me that a politician was thinking about his or her own interest above the interest of their constituents? No way. It cant be true! C-SPAN should just rename their network Comedy Central.
Wait, I ‘m sorry, here I am worrying about all of this and I forgot that Barry O is gonna save us all. Never mind. All is good.