Republican New Hampshire’s Judd Gregg, who was actually referred to as the money man, told America, “This is not a time for rhetoric; it’s a time for responsibility.”
Responsibility? Does Gregg mean the inclusion of $6 million for the manufacturers of kids’ wooden arrows? … How about $128 million cost-recovery for motor-racing tracks? Are the film and television industries in such desperate straits that they need $10 million? At least we know those perks were inducement for three votes.
But then, what is the anxiety-ridden citizen to make of the $192 million headed to the Puerto Rican and Virgin Islands rum producers? Or the $33 million in credits headed to business interests in gorgeous American Samoa?
The bailout is quite possibly the biggest politician- and media-perpetrated scam in my lifetime. This is organized theft on a massive scale.