Posts tagged "TARP"

Illinois unemployment rises

Hey, what happened to all those jobs that the stimulus, TARP and other harebrained plans were supposed to generate. Said the AP: WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 43 states last month, the government said Friday, painting a bleak picture of the job market that illustrated nationwide data released two weeks ago. In Illinois,... Read more »

Obama's "invisible" hand in TARP

This is for SouthSideGT, who apparently hangs on my every word. In a previous post, I reminded Obama and Biden that in trying to get “every cent” back in TARP money from the banks, that they had originally sent “our” money there.  SouthSideGT’s response to the posting was a disingenuous attempt to fix the blame... Read more »

Barack and Biden want our money back

My good old friend Joe Biden sent a personal message to me (and to thousands of other marks on the administration’s mailing list) with some very funny stuff in it. 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... Read more »
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Outrageous public pensions

What would you think about the government cutting the paychecks of executives running those bailed-out banks to about, or even less than, what teachers earn? Make that what retired teachers receive in pensions. Most Americans probably would say, “Wow, what a great idea. Teachers deserve a lot more money. And those bozo executives should be... Read more »
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