Doing the best they could would mean that they kept Frank's asinine mouth shut instead of letting him make some drama queen speech about how he wanted to leak names of executives, who were only being paid according to the contracts already signed, to the public and the press.
He was inviting a mob to form up. But hey...most thinking people knew this was going to be the mess that it is back when we realized democrats were going to take power.
[QUOTE=zimmer;1057967762]If you are pointing your gun at Congress for the situation, then fine.[quote]
Yeah, let's point our finger at congress. Who deregulated the industry and who turned their heads while this was all happening? Republican congress in both cases? Hmmm...
How about if we are blaming people who did what they did knowing it was wrong and then taking even more money after causing, not just AIG to fail but companies and economies world wide?If you are blaming people for acquiring individual wealth, you're barking up the wrong tree.
No, as history shows us, the "free market" doesn't exist, because every time a little bit of it is "freed up" there is massive greed and abuse.Government can only destroy wealth by their interventions. Screwing up the free market, and that is what they have done.
I think fewer people are angry about the amount than the circumstance.AIG bonuses don't add up to peanut shells in the Grand Scheme.
Right, blame everyone except the people responsible. How about blaming the banks, lending institutions and financial products gurus who saw the opportunity to game the system and make a ****load of money. The government didn't tell them to do that, the government said let's HELP lower income people get their families into homes so that they build some wealth and get out of poverty.The US government has screwed the pooch by using banks as social programs. When you force banks to loan money to people to buy houses that should be renting... you've got a problem with time.
WTF does communism have to do with this? Why do you righties just trot out words like communism, socialism, marxism, et al.Communism took 60-years to implode... using banks as social welfare took far less to cause us grief.
No, every time the government trys to help you by letting the private sector get the benefit, you know you'll get screwed.And NOW YOU KNOW... every time government says they want to "Help" you... you get screwed, and in the worst case scenarios... people die because of it.
Isn't that the MAIN function of government? To protect it's citizens from harm? If that means helping them before or after a natural disaster... If you tell someone, wait here and the state will come get you, but then doesn't why do you blame the person who waited?It happened in New Orleans as well.
People used to looking to government for the answer, for their Savior... died waiting for help... they were expecting from the state.
Yeah, like all government employees including the military. Seems to be alright by them... except where we cut things out so that the private sector can make money on it, then it turns to ****.And people want government to handle their Health Care?!
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