American Samizdat

Sunday, March 08, 2009. *
Six months ago, we taxpayers began bailing out AIG with more than $140 billion, and then it went and lost $61.7 billion in the fourth quarter, more than any other company in history had ever lost in one quarter. So Timothy Geithner and Ben Bernanke huddled late into the night last weekend and decided to reward AIG for its startling failure with 30 billion more of our dollars. Plus, they sweetened the deal by letting AIG off the hook for interest it had been obligated to pay on the money we previously gave the company.

* Kansas City Fed President advocates for nationalization.

Meanwhile, the petty bourgeois is advocating a generalized lockout ("New Boston Tea Party"). This whole ginned up econ crisis is more or less an attempt at a massive lockout of the majority from the (fake) global economy.
posted by the.thistle at 7:57 AM
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