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Do as I say

I don’t like lifting entire posts from other blogs, but if you haven’t seen this you should, and if I just put up a link you might not go read it.  (It’s from QandO)

From the bully pulpit:

President Obama yesterday scolded Wall Street bankers who received millions of dollars in bonuses last year, calling the payouts “shameful” and chiding the executives for a lack of personal responsibility at a precarious time for the nation’s economy.

“There will be time for them to make profits, and there will be time for them to get bonuses,” the clearly irritated president said. “Now’s not that time. And that’s a message that I intend to send directly to them.”

That’s after the 150 million dollar inaugural and Wagyu beef meet and greet, right?. I don’t like the use of bailout money going for bonuses any more than anyone else. But I’ll take the outrage more seriously when I hear about Congress giving back its latest pay raise and Nancy Pelosi flying coach to California like the rest of us.

Also from QandO (and this is just a snippet):

Name a single Iraq war supplemental that wasn’t debated to death? You can’t?

And did you know, that when the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 came before the Congress there were 1,000 hours of debate?

So what does the largest and most intrusive spending package in the history of the US get in Nancy Pelosi’s House?

An hour.

One stinking hour.

Yup – the same people who are screaming their guts out about the misuse of the first half of the TARP funds are now proposing two and a half times that amount of spending and deem it only worth – an hour.

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