Thursday, February 12, 2009

The comfy chair

Yesterday I suggested that tarring and feathering a banker might be a way for the general public to feel that the folks who got us into this mess were adequately chastised.

I didn't know that Nicholas Kristof had suggested the same thing in the New York Times.

Trouble is, our feckless political leaders don't seem to agree. Yes, they paraded the naughty bankers before their congressional committee yesterday and, yes, they talked tough to them, but when it comes down to walking the walk, they were merely taunting the bankers from behind the barricades of their congressional credenzas.

The Washington Post is reporting that the stimulus package arrived without the promised executive pay cap for companies which receive bailout money.

I'm angry, are you?

We want tar and feathers. They give the bankers "the comfy chair."

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