April 01, 2009
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Watch this. Just watch this. BEST. INTERVIEW. EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
David in Qatar
And alstry's FU Virus has spread to Iowa! Iowa? Yes, check out this news report. Great video here. Taxpayers REVOLT at Capitol debate on tax raises:
FANTASTIC!!!! SURE people were mad about he bonuses - BUT WHAT ABOUT CHRIS DODD WHO INSISTED on the amendment to pay those bonuses - and the rest of the politicians who voted FOR the bailout - and OBAMA THE MESSIAH who signed it -APPARENTLY WITHOUT READING IT!!!! There was a movie about a TV personality who would say anything that came on the teleprompter, INCLUDING "F--- YOU SAN DIEGO"!!!!! MEET OUR NEW PRES!
My kneejerk is to blame congress but without a crystal ball theres no way congress would have put legislation in Paulson's authority that would have limited executive pay. And I would bail out AIG again in a second knowing full well that all the Execs would be unjustly compensated. Bernanke and Paulson are heroes in my book for the action they took when the CIT hit the FNMA. If you doubt the value of the triage that took place you need to study the depression again.
Whether the guy was as wrong as he sounded or just looked like it because he was blindsided by a morning radio show, we'll never know. I could have had mother theresa on a video feed from Calcutta, and lectured her on a lack of personal sacrifice using Beck's tactics.
I'm not defending anyone but that wasn't journalism.
Please read this post. Then, if Bernanke and Paulson are still heroes to you, I'd like to know why?
My short answer:
I think Bernanke and Paulson's actions were necessary. Although a large amount of money was spent, I see the initial bank bailouts as separate from the other stimulus spending. Which has more to do with congress/president and is the actual cause for inflationary concern.
I have more to say on the subject so maybe I'll create a separate post somewhere.
sickdaze So you think that it is OK for the IMF to BUY into the bank Holding CONGRESS UNDER A THREAT OF MARSHAL LAW? They were 2 minutes away with Military Generals standing in the Balconies waiting and watching. No way Jose. They should have never passed it and now it is going to take the next 30 years to work out this mess. They were not necessary to save and so many laws were broken. Welcome to the New World Order. AS Hitler said and you will hear this over and over by our officials. We must protect the homeland. Does Homeland security sound familiar to you?
Whoa guys! I think everyone is missing the boat here. Beck is admonishing Blumenthal for bastardizing the law instead of following it. His commission is more of a crime than anything that AIG has done because as AG he is most responsible for the protection of Connecticut law. PERIOD. Blumenthal is a disgrace to his position and Beck's umbrage was correct.
This guy is a tool. I actually had trouble watching the video because I was so embarrassed for him. Glenn now has the deed to this guy.
Did he NOT know who's show he was going on?
Look guys, after seeing the greatest example of corruption, fraud and war profiteering in the history of warfare in Iraq, and seeing no outrage in Congress and no investigation or anything but the most nominal attempts to recover any of the theft, why should this matter to me?
I would be concerned about fraud, theft, deceit, and such by government no matter what the origin or context. The smaller the government is the less corruption it can unfold, a case inpoint for limited government. Why should it matter to you? One fraud, if not being remediated, does not make another fraud meaningless. Does the rule of law matter to you? Then you would be outraged at any and all government wrongdoing. Even if your personal "top of the list" wrongdoing is currently off the front page.
Beck clearly exposes the unlawful approach the AG Blumenthal has taken as raw political expediency, perhaps for a future political run bigger and better. Blumenthal went after the AIG guys without a basis in law, and should be indicted himself for abuse of office - and mis-prosecution. But as an insider, it will not happen. Beck exposes the populist. Hard to watch, but nicely done Mr. Beck.
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wow, he ripped this guy a new one