Friday, January 9, 2009
Auto-industry bailout aptly described by Calvin and Hobbes.
Leave it to Bill Watterson, the clairvoyant author of Calvin and Hobbes to adequately summarize our latest capitaliscum-socialist atrocity. When I see this, I laugh but I am also disheartened and saddened because it is true and the U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill for the $15 lemonade (or in this case, trillion dollar bailouts funding heinous CEO bonuses).
This is the darkest time for capitalism in history. How can we rebuild this system and restore trust in the "Great American Way? I for one vote that we move to completely ban any employee bonus for all companies receiving federal monies until the full amount of the government contribution has been paid back to the U.S. Treasury.
Time and time again, we have seen that the privileged few are unable to control their greed and corruption and if left unchecked ultimately plunder everything before moving on. Think of every European revolution/uprising.
Why aren't the average citizens of this country taking to the streets in protest?