He and "Barack" (as he calls the president) are really, really angry about the bank executive bonuses. Barack and Joe say they want "every cent" of the $700 billion in bank bail-out money returned.
Hey Joe, aren't you forgetting something. It was you and Barack who gave them the--our--money in the first place. A lot of us said that we'd regret it, but you went ahead anyway.
Yeah, I want every cent back too. But thanks to you and Barack, it's not just $700 billion that we won't get back, and another trillion or so (who can keep track of it all) that you pissed away to the car companies and Wall Street.
Yesterday, President Obama announced our proposed Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee on the country's largest banks:
"My commitment is to recover every single dime the American people
are owed. And my determination to achieve this goal is only heightened
when I see reports of massive profits and obscene bonuses at some of
the very firms who owe their continued existence to the American
people...We want our money back, and we're going to get it."
The fee would recover every penny loaned to Wall Street during the
financial crisis and stop the reckless abuses and excesses that nearly
caused the collapse of our financial system in the first place....Barack and I aren't backing down.