Just when I was fuming about the CEO's of the Big 3 auto makers sailing into Washington, D.C. in their 3 separate $8,000 per hour, $50,000,000 private jets hands out begging us for money, there was an apparent back room deal going on. "Oh Hey lets just give citibank $20,000,000,000 without question."
This is wrong on so many levels. Are these banks going to turn that money into loans for us? No.
And lets take a look back at the auto industry again. They are bleeding money into these stupid failed vehicles that they make and are shoving down America's throat. Big inefficient SUV's. They have opposed MPG standards, opposed emissions standards.
On top of that, they mismanaged their companies into the ground whereby workers' pensions are threatened. Hard-working blue collar people. Why is no one looking into this mismanagement? If people's pensions are threatened that means -through mismanagement, money set aside for pensions HAS BEEN STOLEN! And these idiots need to pay for it out of their own fat, bonus-filled pockets. Its easy for me to see whats going on here. Its thievery. We taxpayers and hard working labourers are being ROBBED BLIND.
Its wrong. I have already been pissed off about GM, Ford and Chrysler begging for money but The recent news about this sweet Sunday back room deal with citibank really pisses me off.
EDIT: The auto industry flew to Washington, D.C. in their 50 million dollar private jets with their hands out asking US taxpayers for money.
I was watching K. Olbermann and John Talbot Author of "Obamanomics" was on talking about this subject. He brought up some excellent points:
- The American auto industry has been the worst industry for decades.
- We as taxpayers are being asked to fork over cash before any restructuring and we are expected to give that cash to the worst management.
- This is an industry that opposed airbags, seat belts, MPG standards, and the clean air act.
- When the American auto manufacturers introduced hybrids they decided to start with BIG ASS SUVs like the escalade and the Denali bringing their MPG up to an impressive 20 MPG
- These idiots are still selling $20,000 pickups for $35,000 and $30,000 SUVs for $55,000
The game is over.
I was watching Friday's Real time With Bill Maher and Ashton Kutcher made a great point (although he fell flat when he was talking about the Mars missions).
He said the oil industry should bail out these American auto manufacturers. And he makes real sense. The auto manufactures have had a symbiotic relationship with the Oil industry since there was an auto industry. Its these crooks that have been making record profits that need to bailout these failed companies not us.
Lastly there needs to be some kind of fat trimming. No more multi-million dollar bonuses for fat cats, no more resort trips around the world.
I was against any form of bailout without restructuring and organization. Nancy Pelosi finally said "Show us your plan before we show you the money" I wish she had said that to the banks before we decided to hand over one trillion dollars.
Dennis Kucinich had a great line that said -and I am paraphrasing here - "none of us doubt whether you are working hard or not. What we want to know is who you are working for" to Neel Kashkari.
Watch it here
I did up a really great blog post and for some reason (error 400) Windows Live Writer is taking a crap on it so until it starts working again You will have to deal with this :)
Ahh what to say, I am so glad the people in this country have spoken. We have sent a clear message to the elitists like John McCain with their multiple mansions, planes, cars, and rich wives.
We didnt do it here in Tennessee enough to make a difference, but Ohio, Penna, FL, Colorado, INDIANA! I love that big middle finger the people of Indiana gave last night.
And the speech was truly phenomenal. I had to wipe a few tears from my eyes at times.
We did it. And now we are going to need two terms maybe more to fix the tragedy that Bush has created. I was reading the reactions and statements of world leaders. I was overjoyed by reading front pages of newspapers around the world.
I feel great today. Its a bright sunny autumn day. Now I noted, that 19.1.09 is Martin Luther King day. And on 20.1.09 is the day that President Obama is sworn in. And our long national nightmare will be OVER
(my comments interlaced in italics. language warning)
Read this before you vote
America's future and the future of our children are at stake
November 3, 2008
The election of senators and representatives is very important. If the liberals win enough seats to kill a filibuster in the Senate, then there will be no stopping the damage they can do in just two years. Do we want that much power in the hands of liberals?
Oh hell yes! It would be more so undoing the damage of the last eight years of Bush though. America has had enough.
Activist justices who will be appointed to the Supreme Court for 20 to 40 years can make any law they wish, or override any law they wish.
Unfounded malarkey. As opposed to the activist judges installed by the right wing fueled by evangelical asshatery to reverse Roe V. Wade? And I call bullshit on the "they can make any law they wish" statement. No they can't And no they wont. This is just fear mongering at its worst.
The liberals are already planning to remove every law prohibiting abortion, make homosexual marriage legal, and take away our religious and First Amendment freedoms.
Not that that would be a good thing?
- Abortion was deemed legal by the supreme court in 1973.
- Homosexual marriage is a non issue. Its a State issue. It has already been deemed legal in three states. If you want to ban it in that shining example of progress Alabama, (the same state that bans the purchase of dildos) be our guest.
- I would like to see proof that Obama intends to revoke the first amendment. If you are talking about the dumbosity that is govt. advocated prayer in public schools, I suggest reading up on some Thomas Jefferson. Then get back with me. Also no one has done more to erode constitutional freedom than Bush & Co. a la the Patriot act, spying on Americans? any of that ring a bell? Guess not. Must be in that delusion that so many Bush apologists get into. Much like the delusion of religion.
A veto-proof Senate would guarantee that every bill the liberals want to pass, they can. In two short years, the liberals can undo every law that it has taken conservatives 40 years to accomplish.
Said as if they are going to undo every law. How about lets just undo the disaster that was Bush and his congressional majority from 2002-2006? I have tried to make this a family safe blog but this pisses me off. Fuck these assholes! They have been in charge for eight years and the country is currently fucked in case you haven't noticed! Its time to fire the liars. Remember this? Oh Being a Christian is so holier than thou. Spare me the bullshit! 96,000 Iraqis DEAD and 4,190 US troops DEAD for a FUCKING LIE! You can bitch all you want about the bailout (which I oppose and disagree with Obama on) but $2,760,000,000,000.00 is an awful lot to pay for a made up war.
When you vote for a senator, be sure that you keep this in mind! The election of one conservative senator could make the difference!
Donald E. Wildmon,
Founder and Chairman
American Family Association
Damn right! Lets fire these bastards!
Abridged message from Barack Obama:
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But tomorrow, we can make history.
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