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tacitus
01-31-2009, 11:29 AM
Ed Kaitz

The AP is reporting (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090129/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_bonuses) that Barack Obama has leveled a blistering attack on Wall Street corporate greed. According to Obama, the $18 billion in bonuses distributed to corporate executives last year during the taxpayer bailout was “the height of irresponsibility” and “shameful.” Our new president used his podium yet again to lecture “the folks on Wall Street” on the merits of “restraint” as well as “discipline” and “responsibility.”

If our new president is concerned about “restraint, discipline, and responsibility” he might start by first revising his heralded “stimulus bill” -- a bill that includes the following projects designed to “jump start” the economy:

Amtrak 1 billion dollars
National Endowment for the Arts 50 million
Global Warming Research 400 million
Digital TV Conversion Coupons 650 million
Smithsonian Museum modernizing 150 million
“Education” 66 billion
New cars for the federal government 600 million

And so on. The Wall Street Journal correctly labeled (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123310466514522309.html) this nonsense a “political” stimulus bill, or, in other words, a “40-Year Wish List” for Democratic interest groups. One might add to this list close to $200 million for Obama’s inauguration.

link to the article (http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/01/hypocrisy_201.html)

I think the comrades need to practice what they preach.

AlmostThere
02-10-2009, 09:39 PM
These CEO's who Obama proclaimed can now only earn 500K were probably earning at least 5mil.

Our Congress critters earn about 174K for 220 days in session. That's $790 + perks a day. Any chance our Congress critters are gonna have their pay limited to 17,400 /yr? After all they're just as much responsible for this mess.