dv8 Report This Comment
Date: October 08, 2008 01:55PM
Now that Hank Paulson, The U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve have robbed
American taxpayers of a sum likely to run into the trillions, the coup de grâce
has arrived in the form of ex-Goldman Sachs executive Neel Kashkari, who has
been appointed by Paulson to dole out the ill-gotten gains of the bailout to the
rest of the corporate crooks.
Conflict of interest doesn’t even come close - the fox guarding the henhouse
is a more accurate summation. And the fact that he looks like a cross between
Nosferatu and a villain from a Steven Segal movie doesn’t help.
Kashkar, a former Paulson advisor to boot, has been appointed bailout czar in a
move so repugnantly crony that it almost makes the Michael Brown debacle look
innocent in comparison.
The fact that Paulson himself was head of Goldman Sachs before joining the Bush
junta in 2006 was not enough for these people, they had to put a banker in
charge of bailing out other bankers, who can now sleep soundly knowing that
their multi-million dollar bonuses are in safe hands while the real economy goes
down the toilet.
However, such a brazenly corrupt appointment is even waking up kool-aid drinking
neo-cons and making them understand the bailout exactly for what it is, a
monumental looting of the American people and the crowning of a new fiscal
dictatorship run by the Federal Reserve and the private banks.
blinkermann Report This Comment
Date: October 08, 2008 02:19PM
Now that he is the man with all the money, let's hope he continues to be
excessively type A and negotiates hard. That way, tax payers might get some of
it back. While I agree that it is the fox guarding the hen house, sometimes
when fox gets promoted to guard dog, he will fuck the hell of of the other foxes
before turning his attention to the hens. Since his term runs out in January,
just maybe everything will be ok.