"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Congratulations, US taxpayers: you get fleeced by Wall Street bankers preaching rabid market fundamentalism and then you get to pay their huge, multi-million dollar salaries from your pocket and your childrens' pocket when their cronies that you elected (or failed to stop from stealing two consecutive elections) step in and open up the Treasury to pay for Wall Street's mistakes and excesses. Meanwhile, if your home gets repossessed because the bankers sold you a bad mortgage, that's your tough luck!