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Monday, September 22, 2008

Bailouts for the rich

Posted By on Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 8:57 AM

The cash-for-trash bailout of investment world millionaires cannot help but recall when Sen. Blanche Lincoln stuck it to the working man in bankruptcy "reform" legislation.

Remember that? The working stiff -- overextended by criminally easy credit from the card companies -- now finds it almost impossible to be released from the debt burden. The Wall Street millionaires? They are too important to be allowed to go under. The taxpayers will pick up their debt.


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