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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 01:32 PM
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1. That article is a MUST READ
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The AIG-bonus scandal put a handle on the irresponsible government policies that the Tea Party movement was supposedly rallying against. What could be more irresponsible than allowing financial executives that got America into this mess to walk away with multi-million dollar bonuses lifted from taxpayer money? The same people who cost millions of Americans their jobs and homes were taking what was left of the kitty to ensure that they could maintain their mansions-and-yachts lifestyles.

Somehow, the Right twists this issue by getting people to focus their rage on the government and not the banker. The problem is the Left has been subdued, to put it mildly, in channeling rage at the bankers, in part because Obama's economic team is the bankers and so far serves the bankers in programs that are corrupt, opaque and infuriating.

This whole thing is completely upside down.
Democrats cheering Wall Street,
Republicans out protesting.

Thanks for posting!

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