Here’s a surprise. It turns out you have to have an army of Wall Street lobbyists to get that kind of money. But we’ll do our small part to help, even without the corporate welfare. Just look at these handy tips on What the Economic Meltdown Means for You:
- You can finally use that idle wheelbarrow behind your house. You’ll need it to carry deflated US dollars.
- Your children’s children can know they helped save investment banks in 2008 by picking up the trillion-dollar debt to the Chinese.
- You can rest easy at night. The US Treasury will have dictatorial power to act without judicial review (if Paulson’s original proposal passes).
I’m so mad about this I could spit. Screw up your checkbook as a normal person and you get slapped by the bank with fat fees. Screw up your balance sheet as a CEO and you get millions of dollars in bonuses AND the government will cover your losses. Talk about your scams!