Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Bailout Ben

Cross posted (with context edits) at Debunkers.

You all know I'm not a big fan of Ben Stein, and I can now offer incontrovertible evidence that he is an idiot: He is starting to sound like me.
Somehow, we can give bailouts to investment banks where the top dogs make hundreds of millions a year for running the company into the ditch and wrecking the whole credit picture in America. Somehow we can have bailouts for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose bosses were trading on the credit of the taxpayers to make themselves rich while pumping up a serious housing bubble.

Amazingly, we can have whole fleets of C-130's fly to remote areas of Iraq and Afghanistan with pallets of hundred dollar bills piled from floor to ceiling. Then we can pass them out to warlords who make tea for our soldiers one hour and blow their guts out the next. We can send CIA operatives into Somalia and give millions, maybe hundreds of millions, to warlords to fight other killers.

But we cannot find it in our hearts to save our fellow Americans in Ohio and Michigan and Indiana who make the cars and trucks that about half of us buy?
Welcome, Mr. Stein, to the Rich-Hating, Labor-Loving, Dead Set Against Reckless Foreign Military Escapades Club! Have a seat over here. Want a beer? Cigarette? Heard any good Palin jokes? Want to hear a few?

Red A, we still have membership seats available! Just put on your populist overalls and come on over!

1 comment:

Red A said...

Dude, you know I have an Inner State Planner. Do you really want to wake my Closet Populist now?