"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Monday, September 29, 2008


This is the headline in the New York
Daily News: Bailout will let Wall St. CEOs keep 'golden parachutes'

THIS IS THE BIGGEST CRAPOLA EVER! NO BILL should get passed allowing such a financial give away to CEO's that drag our economy into the toilet. NO WAY NO HOW NO WHERE! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!

The news media interviewed people who work on Wall Street including traders. You'll know who they are because they wear those funny jackets over their suits.

Pretty much everyone interviewed that works on Wall Street that has a stake in this bailout said NO, it's not gonna work and it shouldn't be passed.

Now if people who stand to lose their jobs based on this bullshit bill passing or not say this, maybe we should listen. These aren't the big machas either. These are the little guys (as far as Wall Street is concerned.)

We do need to do something, but we don't need to rush into this.

I heard a sound bite the other day that made a lot of sense to me. The Congress spent MORE TIME debating the baseball steroid issue than they are on our economic breakdown right now.

Call your Senators and tell them NO NO NO. If enough people call them they will vote against this and have to work harder at a better bill.

No bill will be perfect but this rush is worse than crapola on a stick for your dinner and it will be your dinner for the next 30 years if this passes.


tiffany1377 said...

I agree. If I screw up at my job, I get fired. I don't get a package deal to leave a millionaire.

I added you to my blogroll, hope that's okay!

Lauren said...

Tiffany, U BETCHA!

Aleta said...

The company that my father owns, I manage it. It's a locally owned and operated finance company. The bank that we borrow money from tightened up on their lending. Did we get a "free pass" - NO, we have to pay out the loan within a set number of years (and trust me, we're talking hefty monthly payments). You make the decision to stick with it and you tighten your own belt. Americans know this. Even those damn CEO's know this and they want a golden parachut?! Fine, give 'em one - ONLY if it's golden (as in - real gold) and ONLY if it's given to them from an airplane that they have to jump out of USING that parachut. Sorry, it's a Monday, I'm in a mood!

Lauren said...

Aleta, You're full of piss and vinegar today. Good for you!

Aleta said...

Now you know.... I'm curious as to the potential snarky comment. Lol.

Lauren said...

Aleta, NOPE. I'm gonna be good!

Chat Blanc said...

OUTRAGEOUS! Those CEOs should get a sum total of NOTHIN'! Sonsabitches! I don't want MY money that I paid in taxes to fund the cushy futures of ANYONE involved in this debacle.

Okay, I feel better now! ;) Thanks for letting me rant!

Lauren said...

Chatty, Rant away. You're correct. We do need to pass a bill and correc this situation, just not another piece of shit bill.