Bailout Blackout

Friday, October 24th, 2008

$700 billion in taxpayer-funded bailouts, and they’re not even going to tell us how they’re spending it.

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25 Responses to “Bailout Blackout”

  1. #1 |  thomasblair | 

    Exhibit B: Corruption.

    1. General corruption and pricing provisions.

    Blah blah blah.

    2. Corruption during transition periods.

    Blah bliggity blah.

    3. Methods of corruption.

    etc.

  2. #2 |  jwh | 

    Just a guess here, but if the Dems control both houses in Congress, and the White House, I’m guess we’ll see more of the same, mutiplied by a factor of……oh, I don’t know……..100?

  3. #3 |  Lee | 

    This is such a shocker! I read an interesting article the other day that until Congress is afraid to set foot in their home territory (they have to come home some time), they will continue doing what they do to their constituents. It’s all about master/slave and serfdom, the disconnect is intentional.

  4. #4 |  Shon | 

    How is this news? Isn’t this how the gov’t works? Now I am outraged at this I am not surprised in the least. It is just another way for the administration and their allies to give money to their friends and supporters.

  5. #5 |  Ganja Blue | 

    So when can we bring back tarring and feathering?

  6. #6 |  aland | 

    MYOB, Radley. Let’s not bicker and argue about who defrauded who……

    :)

  7. #7 |  Mike Healy | 

    It’s probably best that we don’t worry our pretty little heads about this sort of thing. I SURE that our overlords know what’s best for us!

  8. #8 |  J.D. | 

    How dare we question the great-fine job Joe The Legislator is doing! I mean, he’s trying to do work! Don’t get in his way!

  9. #9 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Are they getting more bold? I have to think one state will bring back slavery just as a test to see how far they can push us.

    “Now is not the time to assign blame…”

  10. #10 |  Glenn Nielsen | 

    From the St. Louis Post Dispatch Political blog, some members of congress are already feeling the rath from their constituents:

    Two cars belonging to the family of U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis, were vandalized overnight in front of his home in Compton Heights.

    According to neighbors, someone had spray-painted or painted the words “Traitor,” “Bailout for China is treason,” and “Psalm 2.”

    Some of the graffiti appears to refer to the $700 billion financial-institution bailout package that Congress approved a few weeks ago. Carnahan had voted for the measure.

    The vandal or vandals used white paint on the family’s black car, and black paint on its silver car. One vehicle was in the Carnahans’ driveway, and the other was parked on the street in front of the congressman’s house.

    Sources tell us that the U.S. Capitol police is getting involved in the investigation. Earlier this week, six of Minnesota’s members of Congress — both senators and four House members –had been the victims of similar crimes.

    According to the AP:

    “Vandals late Tuesday and early Wednesday spray-painted graffiti on the homes and garages of Sens. Norm Coleman and Amy Klobuchar and Reps. Jim Ramstad, John Kline, Keith Ellison and Michele Bachmann.

    “At the Coleman residence, ‘U R A criminal resign or else’ was spray-painted on the garage along with the words ‘Scum’ and ‘Psalm 2.’ At Ellison’s home, ’scum’ was scrawled on the garage and ‘traitor,’ ‘resign now’ and ‘Psalm 2? on the house.

    “The Bible’s Psalm 2 warns ‘kings of the earth’ against incurring God’s wrath.”

    Link to blog: http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/political-fix/political-fix/2008/10/carnahans-cars-vandalized-with-anti-bailout-messages/

  11. #11 |  rob | 

    I wonder how this squares with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006.

  12. #12 |  Jerri Lynn Ward | 

    “I read an interesting article the other day that until Congress is afraid to set foot in their home territory (they have to come home some time), they will continue doing what they do to their constituents.”

    I’m a Republican Precinct Chair and my Congressman is hosting a breakfast for those of us in his District who reside in my county next week. I will be attending and have already organized all of the Ron Paul supporters who are also precinct chairs to attend as well. (we took over about 1/3rd of the precincts chairmanships in my county).

    I’m sharpening my pitchfork in preparation as he voted for the bailout.

  13. #13 |  old | 

    Jerri Lynn Ward,

    Huzzah!

    I congratulate you! I really do. I hope you give that cocksucker the business. I have to say I hope you give him the business also for all us other poor fellows who can not.

    Maybe this will be their ‘let them eat cake.’ moment.

  14. #14 |  Portocan | 

    There is robbery literally going on right in front of our eyes, but the government has such a strangle hold on most people that they don’t have to worry about how blatant they are about it. It’s not really shocking, but just seeing that document really helps it sink in. Most people won’t pay attention to this, and those that do are so far and few between that they have very little recourse against this blatant thievery.

  15. #15 |  Cynical In CA | 

    aland, +1 karma for the Monty Python reference.

    “I have to think one state will bring back slavery just as a test to see how far they can push us.”

    Whaddya mean “bring back slavery,” Boyd? What do you call taxation, especially income taxation? Vice laws? Any laws?*

    The 13th Amendment didn’t eradicate slavery. It nationalized it.

    * Other than “Do no harm to others, then do as you please.”

  16. #16 |  Frank | 

    “Vandals late Tuesday and early Wednesday spray-painted graffiti on the homes and garages of Sens. Norm Coleman and Amy Klobuchar and Reps. Jim Ramstad, John Kline, Keith Ellison and Michele Bachmann.”

    Time for an oldie but goodie. Originally a 2nd amendment story, but the application is valid for bailout voters as well.

    http://www.lizmichael.com/windowwa.htm

  17. #17 |  John Wilburn | 

    I guess we’ll just have to, “wait for election day, so we can vote the bums out!”

    Please…

    (No matter who you vote for, you end up with the same asshole in office…)

  18. #18 |  mattincincy | 

    Hi all, I’m curious of your opinion on this. I know everyone here hates the bail out so don’t just say “the bailout sucks government sucks” that’s been covered.
    I have family that works at Bank A. They applied for some of the money the govt is giving away and were denied. Now this bank has been bought by Bank B who WAS granted funding from the govt. Now I have 2 brothers scared shitless about losing their jobs because Paulson (I believe) decided that their bank wasn’t allowed to be saved. I think it’s criminal personally but I kind of have a couple of dogs in the fight…

  19. #19 |  mattincincy | 

    When I say they applied, I mean the bank applied…

  20. #20 |  TBoneJones | 

    Although on a smaller level “they” (the good ole boys) stole lots of banks in the early 90’s too. I think their thinking was hey, none of us went to jail, we can do whatever we want, lets see if we can steal some bigger banks and trillions instead of billions. Yep, “they” can do whatever they want. If you don’t like it try vaseline when they bend you over.

    Pathetic as the concept is, JWH’s post up at the top cracks me up.
    6 years of a Republican house and senate, 8 of a Republican pres,
    OUR country at an all time low in basically all areas, and he’s trying to imply not to vote Dem or it will get even worse.

    For those who haven’t noticed we have absolutely lost control of government. It won’t matter if you vote for puppet A or puppet B. They will do what they’re told.

  21. #21 |  Bailout package blacked out provisions « Divining the News (DTN) | 

    [...] From: http://www.theagitator.com/2008/10/24/bailout-blackout/ [...]

  22. #22 |  albatross | 

    You know, $700 billion can buy a *lot* of tar and feathers.

  23. #23 |  Red Green | 

    How many zeros,000000000000, will it take before the average tax payer simply throws up. There is no demonstratable way to come up with the sum required,11 trillion,00000000000. Grease up those presses and commence the printing, you know, just like the Weimar Republic did after it was”Enabled”.

  24. #24 |  The Bailout Secrecy Game - The WashingtonWatch.com Blog | 

    [...] beyond this “winners and losers” justification. Remember the pressure Treasury is under from the blogosphere for hiding its payments to financial services providers like New York Mellon Bank? [...]

  25. #25 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    “Whaddya mean “bring back slavery,” Boyd? What do you call taxation, especially income taxation? Vice laws? Any laws?*”

    I’m glad to see you are passionate about how the USG “enslaves” us all, and there are differences between slavery and “any law*”. However, it CAN/WILL get worse and their enslavement (financial as well as personal) CAN/WILL get even more overt.

    I see voters are eagerly rejoicing in how they will show Washington they mean business…by flipping the coin and putting the Dems in charge. I present to you…CHANGE!

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