Tuesday, September 30, 2008

To a new world of gods and monsters!

I wrote this yesterday morning but didn't get it finished. In light of the Senate's asshattery today I'm going to add a little update at the end.

Here's how I would sum up the state of things in Washington right now with the financial crisis.

A = A lame duck President who may be sincere about the need for action or may be cynically using the crisis to rob the federal piggy bank one last time before he leaves office.

B = The Democratic leadership (Pelosi/ Reid) who believe they need to do something or they'll get blamed with the inevitable collapse.

C = The actual Democratic segment of the Democratic congress who won't sign on to any plan that doesn't help regular Americans through this crisis.

D = Die hard Republican members of congress who want to use this crisis to push through more deregulation. Plus they want to pose as populists who actually care what voters think.

A proposed the original $700 billion dollar bailout and in negotiation with B they worked out a "compromise" that was really just the initial plan with progressive bobbles attached.

C and D hated the plan and torpedoed it. After the vote D blamed B for their votes because B said something mean about them.

There appears to no situation in which A and B working together will be able to provide a bill that would appeal to either or both C and D.

Any solution generated by D would be no solution at all and should be rejected out of hand. They need to be removed from the equation.

I say we let C propose a solution and push it through. They seem to be the only group that have the country's best interests in mind.

UPDATE 10/1 - The absolute worse thing we could do would be to ignore my suggestion about rejecting solutions from D out of hand, but that appears to be exactly what Senate Democrats are trying to do.

Fuckers are tacking right. God, I hate our Democratic leadership.


Randal Graves said...

I vote for E.

You know, the über-socialist plan. I just want one of those Bolshevik soldier hats for when it gets cold.

Though the final plan will probably be F U.

Ubermilf said...

Do you think the Democrats are in league with the right, or just totally inept/week/stupid?

Don Snabulus said...

I don't mind a bailout plan if it includes an immediate freezing of all assets of any VP or above at one of these countries including any little shelters they might be hiding their stolen goods. Take those assets and pay off the first part of the bailout. If that isn't enough, then let the government help out with a little more.

Also, put the board members, CEOs, and Presidents of those companies in jail for fraud. They all knew it was coming to this, so they willfully misled the business people around them.

It is called accountability. We should look into it.

Don Snabulus said...

oops, I meant "one of these companies" (although they are as big as some countries)

Dean Wormer said...


Those bolshevik hats are awesome. I've wanted one since the USSR when tit's up.


A little of column A a little of column B. I actually think they're not really sure what they believe but are absolutely certain that their base are nothing but unpopular, dirty hippies.


I like your plan but that "accountability" word kills it. Along those lines I think loans to these companies conditioned on no dividends or bonuses until they're paid back would be one part of a solution.