In unity there is fatuity (by Mike Flugennock at Stop Me Before I Vote Again)
Where is the American left while all this hell is breaking loose? Why, they're helping lay astroturf for Barack Obama! Read on to find out more about the massive Kool-Aid party being organized to boost the Obama Agenda -- and presumably, the Obama approval rating, which has apparently sunk to something more appropriate to normal objective reality.
See the story below.—Caro
Andrew Cuomo, NY Attorney General, has written to AIG and given them till 4pm TODAY to turn over names of people getting the money (i.e.receiving bonuses) in the Financial Products subdivision. If they don't, well their offices can expect a visit from his people with the legal authority to make them talk.
countrycat has posted more video from that public hearing in Montgomery last Thursday. She had one over the weekend of a man suggesting that the PACT board be mindful of the wrath of god.
In the one below, we see some citizens proposing specific solutions to the problem, and being very clear that they don't want their money back -- what they want is for their children to have an education.
But if our very own Secretary of the Treasury doesn't even learn of the bonuses until months after AIG has decided to pay them, and cannot make stick his decision that they should not be paid, AIG is not even accountable to the government. That means AIG's executives -- using $170 billion of our money, so far -- are accountable to no one.Read below the fold...
Alabama blogger havealittletalk has uncovered a news story from January 14 of this year that reports State Treasurer Kay Ivey encouraging people to invest in the Alabama college saving program. Stupid or evil? I am not qualified to say.
Havealittletalk has also noticed the program's investments in the Cayman Islands increased by more than $9 million between 2006 and 2007. I am not sure what that means, but I think these are the sorts of details worth noticing. Read below the fold...
You're up next, New Englanders!
Tuesday is your shot at the Obama Health Care Deform Forums, and there will be a demonstration in favor of single payer outside of the meeting place.
VERMONT - Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
Please join a peaceful demonstration at 12 noon at:Read below the fold...
University of Vermont Davis Center
Lawrence Summers, director of the White House's National Economic Council, said Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner had "scaled back" the bonuses but that the administration could only go so far.
[SUMMERS] "The whole situation at AIG is outrageous. What taxpayers are being forced to do [nice avoidance of agency. Who's doing the forcing? The Bailout Fairy?] is outrageous," he told CBS program "Face the Nation."Read below the fold...
Well, which is it? Just out of curiousity. Since it is, after all, my money, because I've been doing my little bit to bail out AIG.
According to U.S. Census data, well over $800 billion is spent on education, public and private, at all levels in the United States each year.20 This makes it roughly the same size as the U.S. trade deficit with China. The private sector wants to get its hands on this money. Along with politicians, it is determined to break the power of the teachers’ unions and to attack one of the last bastions of decently paid American workers. The budget problems resulting from the current recession will provide them cover in doing this.Read below the fold...
I post in haste, so Wikipedia:
The Pecora Commission is the name commonly used to describe the commission established on March 4, 1932, by the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to investigate the causes of the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The name refers to the fourth and final Chief Counsel to the committee, Ferdinand Pecora.Read below the fold...