Things that make you go Hmmmm.

duel

So…everyone’s talking about AIG.   And with good reason.   The shit that’s going on is just insane.   Seventy-Three people were made millionaires (or had their millions added to) off of bailout money while the economy crumbled around them,  and not one of them stopped to say “wait…isn’t this kind of fucked?”   Seriously?   Do you know what the 170 Billion dollars recently given to AIG means to every single tax paying American?   It’s $500 out of each of our pockets.   $500 that we worked for, whether it took us an hour or a week to earn, is too much money for me to see given to greedy sons of bitches who couldn’t stop drooling over their rising account balances long enough to think about what the ramifications might be.   It’s gross.   Anyway…

Today, Obama defended Geithner’s handling of the situation by saying:

“There has never been a secretary of the treasury, except maybe Alexander Hamilton, right after the Revolutionary War, who’s had to deal with the multiplicity of issues that Secretary Geithner is having to deal with, all at the same time,”

I love Obama.   I love that he rages right alongside his countrymen when shit like this hits the fan, and doesn’t run off to his ranch to hide under his cowboy hat.   But Dude…now might not be the time to draw comparisons between your Treasury Secretary and Fmr. Secretary Hamilton, a man that anyone who watched TV in the 90’s knows was fatally shot point blank during a duel with the sitting Vice President Aaron Burr (I guess Geithner’s just thanking his lucky stars that that trigger-happy Cheney’s not in office any more…)  

Although, if we’re gonna hearken back to those days, then I think financial executives everywhere should be a little weary of the angry mobs that the TAKE BACK THE ECONOMY campaign has got marching on every bank in America tomorrow…

And on a lighter note…

Feed Me Seymour