Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Guillotines, not billions, for the bankers and their enablers

What will it take for Americans to finally throw off the yoke of the billionaires and their buddies in government?

In other words, how many guillotines could we buy for $700 billion?

The Republicans, in their party platform, spell out the reasons they need to be executed en masse. They "support ... carefully targeted aid" to the people losing their homes in the economic meltdown, but they prefer the shotgun blast, no stipulations bailout of the bankers who knowingly created this mess.

And you have to "love" the irony of the line: "We do not support government bailouts of private institutions." That's Republican-speak for "fuck you, John Q. Public. Your tax money is ours to play with and you have no say in how we spend it."

Someday these people will pay.
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We support timely and carefully targeted aid to those hurt by the housing crisis so that affected individuals can have a chance to trade a burdensome mortgage for a manageable loan that reflects their home’s market value. At the same time, government action must not implicitly encourage anyone to borrow more than they can afford to repay. We support energetic federal investigation and, where appropriate, prosecution of criminal wrongdoing in the mortgage industry and investment sector.  We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself. We believe in the free market as the best tool to sustained prosperity and opportunity for all.
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