Posts Tagged ‘Pork’

Why the Mortgage Crisis Happened

January 16, 2009

The best analysis of why the melt-down happened-

“The narrative is of another socialist experiment failed, this time a massive federal effort, imperiling the whole US banking industry. Facing this economic disaster, will an informed American people put their trust Obama’s socialist ideology to bring remedy? To do so is to trust in an acetylene torch to put out the fire.”


THE ARTICLE: Why the Mortgage Crisis Happened

Altas is Shrugging

January 14, 2009

Many of us who know Rand’s work have noticed that with each passing week, and with each successive bailout plan and economic-stimulus scheme out of Washington, our current politicians are committing the very acts of economic lunacy that “Atlas Shrugged” parodied in 1957, when this 1,000-page novel was first published and became an instant hit.

The current economic strategy is right out of “Atlas Shrugged”: The more incompetent you are in business, the more handouts the politicians will bestow on you. That’s the justification for the $2 trillion of subsidies doled out already to keep afloat distressed insurance companies, banks, Wall Street investment houses, and auto companies — while standing next in line for their share of the booty are real-estate developers, the steel industry, chemical companies, airlines, ethanol producers, construction firms and even catfish farmers. With each successive bailout to “calm the markets,” another trillion of national wealth is subsequently lost. Yet, as “Atlas” grimly foretold, we now treat the incompetent who wreck their companies as victims, while those resourceful business owners who manage to make a profit are portrayed as recipients of illegitimate “windfalls.”

THE ARTICLE: ‘Atlas Shrugged’: From Fiction to Fact in 52 Years

Democrats Screw US – AGAIN

October 5, 2008

The Democrat lead pork-filled bail-out ‘of their friends’ package has passed. Our money is now worth 10% less than it was.

In the Senate-

40 Democrats screwed us.

33 Republicans screwed us.

Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut screwed us.

9 Democrats voted for us.

15 Republicans voted for us.

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont voted for us.

In the House-

172 Democrats voted to screw us.

91 Republicans voted to screw us.

63 Democrats voted for us.

108 Republicans voted for us.

So to sum up, the publicly hated, Democrat pork-filled $700,000,000,000+ bail-out package designed to pay off everyone’s friends and screw us has been passed and George Bush (R) is HAPPILY going to sell us out and sign this disaster!

To find out if you should re-elect your congress man, check these lists and if they voted ‘Yea’ vote the bastard out!

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress – 2nd Session

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 681

In case you missed the links above, HERE IS SOME OF THE PORK in the bill.