NYT QUOTATION OF THE DAY
“You are disgraced professional losers. And by the way, give us our money back.”
REPRESENTATIVE EARL POMEROY, Democrat of North Dakota, on the A.I.G. executives who were paid bonuses after a federal bailout.
i am trying so hard to keep up with this bailout stuff, and general economy stuff in general. but when things get over a few million dollars, the numbers are all fake to me, and its hard to visualize. but i do understand that for the first time in a long time, companies are being demonized. not just by hippies and leftists, but by the general american public, who feels like they have worked hard, too, so why are some corporate types getting millions when their company failed?
my think tank has been getting tons of press lately, bc we are right at the intersection of all this, and i think reporters are looking for anyone who is thinking differently about these issues. times articles, op-ed in the journal, etc etc, its all great, but when i look at the comments, people have said the new york times is acting like they are hunting for commies again during the red scare, but instead this time its big business. so many perspectives, and they are all interesting…
what will become of all this? will people i know and love be able to work and find things to do that are interesting to them? can i ever quit my job, or do i have to live in fear that there will never be another one for me!! should i bunker down and enroll in school and live off student loans, bc no one else will have much money anyway, and i will be in the same boat? oh, lives questions are so much more daunting when they involved money. and GDP. and where will my rent come from?