Tag: Government Bailouts

The Administration's Response to the AIG Bonuses Smell Like Desperation

The Administration's Response to the AIG Bonuses Smell Like Desperation

| March 16, 2009 | 1 Reply

The administration has found a new villain on which to focus the public’s attention while it rummages around to see if there’s some other hoary economic policy from the 1930s it can dust off and slap onto our recession. Today’s bogeyman is AIG, which decided to honor the contracts it has with its employees and […]

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They Always Travel in Pairs.

They Always Travel in Pairs.

| March 14, 2009 | Reply

It is said about the Lords of the Snark that where there is one, the other must surely be nearby. So it is today in the blogosphere. First, the apprentice, Frank J. Could Obama have a flaw? Could he be, in fact, too awesome? Before you grab the pitchforks and label me an apostate, hear […]

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Hey, He Did Try to Destroy California, Which is Cool, Right?

Hey, He Did Try to Destroy California, Which is Cool, Right?

| March 11, 2009 | 2 Replies

We’ve definitely hit hard times when even the super villains need bailout money. By the way, if you don’t immediately recognize the actor under the bald pate, that’s John Hamm, from Mad Men. I haven’t watched the show but I should because Christina Hendricks is in it (and invoking her name in a blog is […]

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VP Biden, So Tough He Doesn’t Need URLs (and Neither Do You)!

VP Biden, So Tough He Doesn’t Need URLs (and Neither Do You)!

| February 25, 2009 | Reply

Who can blame Vice President Biden for getting confused. Those web site numbers are so darned difficult to remember, aren’t they? That’s why the rest of the web-surfing world switched over to those easy to remember names like “recovery.gov” But not Joe Biden. You want to access his web site? You’ll do it Joe’s way, […]

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VP Biden, So Tough He Doesn't Need URLs (and Neither Do You)!

VP Biden, So Tough He Doesn't Need URLs (and Neither Do You)!

| February 25, 2009 | Reply

Who can blame Vice President Biden for getting confused. Those web site numbers are so darned difficult to remember, aren’t they? That’s why the rest of the web-surfing world switched over to those easy to remember names like “recovery.gov” But not Joe Biden. You want to access his web site? You’ll do it Joe’s way, […]

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Barack’s Magic Bailout Pool

Barack’s Magic Bailout Pool

| February 19, 2009 | 3 Replies

Remember yesterday when the President unveiled his $75 billion mortgage bailout plan? Yeah, turns out the price tag is actually $275 billion. And some of that money is coming from what was originally supposed to be used to bail out failing banks. Do you remember the when our elected officials were wailing and rending their […]

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Barack's Magic Bailout Pool

Barack's Magic Bailout Pool

| February 19, 2009 | 3 Replies

Remember yesterday when the President unveiled his $75 billion mortgage bailout plan? Yeah, turns out the price tag is actually $275 billion. And some of that money is coming from what was originally supposed to be used to bail out failing banks. Do you remember the when our elected officials were wailing and rending their […]

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The President's "Screw Your, Renters!" Bailout Unveiled

The President's "Screw Your, Renters!" Bailout Unveiled

| February 18, 2009 | Reply

Today, my President unveiled a plan to use my money to make it much more difficult for me to buy a house. He released his mortgage bailout program today, designed to help 9 millions homeowners. The plan has two major goals: to keep housing prices high by bribing companies to renegotiate mortgages that aren’t in […]

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The President’s “Screw Your, Renters!” Bailout Unveiled

The President’s “Screw Your, Renters!” Bailout Unveiled

| February 18, 2009 | Reply

Today, my President unveiled a plan to use my money to make it much more difficult for me to buy a house. He released his mortgage bailout program today, designed to help 9 millions homeowners. The plan has two major goals: to keep housing prices high by bribing companies to renegotiate mortgages that aren’t in […]

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This is Why Republicans Can't Win Elections These Days

This is Why Republicans Can't Win Elections These Days

| February 16, 2009 | 6 Replies

It couldn’t last. I knew that the pleasant Friday dream of Lindsay Graham doing battle with Barbara Boxer on the Senate floor – a righteous warrior in the defense of economic liberty – had to end. I just expected it to last longer than two weeks. Sunday, it was the same ol’ Moderate Lickspittle Lindsay […]

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