Friday, March 20, 2009

Teabagging the White House

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Apparently people around the nation who are sick and tired of the bailouts are re-enacting the Boston Tea Party by throwing teabags into the ocean. Other than wasting perfectly good tea, what is the point? We like our useless gestures. If you want to waste your time, go picket in front of AIG. You won't be likely to picket anywhere near the Stock Exchange, because cops with MP5 submachineguns are posted around it nowadays.


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Instead, people are mailing teabags to the White House to protest "government waste." No one gave a shit a few months ago when the previous administration was giving $800 billion to AIG and the investment without any strings or accountability. Now that we're trying to help taxpayers, the cries of socialism begin. Are we really suckers of such magnitude? Why yes, we are. We've given a trillion dollars to corporations who should have known better than to bet it all on the house of cards they built out of the U.S. housing market, and the jackasses at AIG who insured these bets. They've funneled money to foreign banks with it; they've paid exorbitant bonuses for catastrophic failure. We want merit pay for teachers, but CEOs and investment bankers get to reap bonuses when their companies are only being held afloat by the largesse of politicians they've bribed through campaign contributions.

Once again we're being swindled. Mail your teabag to the headquarters of AIG. Mail it to Moody's and the other stock ratings agencies, who were bribed into giving triple-A ratings for investments made of thin air, and who aren't being regulated out of existence. When corrupt accountants helped Enron, we put Arthur Andersen out of business. Instead we're supposed to watch the Bernie Madoff trial, when he's just the best scapegoat for the swindling the entire country we took from Wall Street. I'll be glad to see him rot in jail, but he should have lots and lots of company.

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