Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I hate to say I told you so...

Not to swagger jack The Hives, but a few recent events have made me realize how much it sucks to be correct sometimes.

Take, for example, this issue of AIG paying out millions ("millions", sound so quaint after bandying about terms like "billions" and "trillions" so much) of dollars in executive bonuses.

True to political form, politicians -- especially Democrats -- are acting all outraged and verklempt that such a thing could actually happen. Never mind the fact that they wrote provisions into their bailout bills that allowed an “exception for contractually obligated bonuses agreed on before Feb. 11, 2009.”

Look, I'm not here to defend AIG. They should be out of business as far as I'm concerned. I'm just saying that when people voted for change, I'm pretty sure they had in mind a climate where companies like AIG weren't being enabled by politicians like Pres. Obama, Sen. Max Baucus and Sen. Christopher Dodd.

And they are enablers. Let's face it, you don't have to be an economist (whatever the hell that is) to know that when you pump a brajillion dollars out of a firehose into the economy with virtually no oversight, you're just creating a breeding ground for backbiters and syndicators.

And you people who thought we were getting change, as I've been saying all along, should have known better. A comment from Sen. Dodd is particularly telling.
We have a right to tax.
-- Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Connecticut
"We have a right to tax." This is the Senator's solution. Put billions of dollars into a failed business (from which, btw, you are the single largest receiver of campaign donations) and then tax that money right back. Lather, rinse, repeat.

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.

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  1. bla-bla-bla-bush's fault

  2. Oh, please. You luvs to say I told you so.

    But surely your monkey has something stronger than "backbiters and syndicators" to fling.

  3. "I can't understand, little girl
    That you don't know they don't mean you no good"

  4. Well, that's a relief. I thought you were going all Wm Jennings Bryan on us.

  5. Um, can I cuss in your comments? -- in full agreement with you, of course.


  6. What pisses me off the most is they feign outrage and lie right to our faces at the same time. This time they were caught. If it was Republicans, there'd be no end to the story but since it involves the sainted messiah's cast and crew, all will be forgiven by the parishioners.


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