It was the screaming fit, the tantrum heard all up and down the news agencies this week. CNBC’s Rick Santelli sounded off. He’s pissed, as we all are and he had a few things to say.
“How about this, President and new administration? Why don’t you put up a website to have people vote on the internet as a referendum to see if we really wanna subsidize the losers’ mortgages? Or would we like to at least buy cars and buy houses in foreclosure and give them to people that might have a chance to actually prosper down the road and reward people that could carry the water instead of drink the water?”
He goes on to say that, “This is
Well, I actually don’t wanna pay for that now that you mention it, you ginormous fucktard of a walking abortion. Rick Santelli, I understand your indignation, but I have to ask, where the fuck were you when this last administration gave hundreds of billions of dollars to the very people who created this mess?
They not only gave them obscene amounts of money, but they did so with no provisos, no strings, no rules, and no accountability. In other words, they gave the banks the money in the same spirit in which the financial industry in
You really wanna go after this new administration? Are you actually suggesting that the responsibility for this shit we’re in rests on an administration that’s weeks old? Really?
Did I miss your tirades against Regan, Bush the 1st, Clinton and Bush the 2nd? And yes, I am including
Well, that in and of itself is a big part of the problem. We haven’t been selecting leaders who are willing to be accountable for anything.
What the Jesus happened to “The Buck Stops Here?” Mr. Bill, you helped move the Democratic Party and the political center of our country decidedly to the right, especially on economic issues, so while the erosion of our economy wasn’t quite as pronounced during your eight years in office, you have to accept some of the blame.
But back to Santelli. Is it really less responsible to bail out the middle-class who overspent than it was for Bush to bail out the banks who cynically preyed on the overly-ambitious public?
The banking industry has been pushing an agenda of deregulation for decades now and, predictably to anyone who understands human nature, particularly greed, as the oversight and management of the world of finance has crept back, the people who make the decisions have been increasingly behaving more and more badly.
And is there anyone out there who hasn’t figured out that when conservatives talk about smaller government, they aren’t talking about more freedoms for you and I, but eliminating any and all rules that keep corporate
So, why are you wasting perfectly good smug rage and self-righteousness on the middle class when it could be better spent on those who are going to be okay no matter what the economy does and really should’ve known better before they contributed to this mess?
This most recent bailout package is first, the most modest yet and second, goes directly to helping citizens, not corporations.
So yeah, some of the people who are benefiting from this last stimulus plan don’t really deserve it, but if deserve really had anything to do with it, we would be forcing the mothers of the people running the financial institutions that benefited from the first bailout to go back in time and get abortions.