Without Representation

525275744_36fd3df50eOf the $188 billion in bailout funds doled out so far to banks by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, $1.6 billion went to pay bank executive’s salaries, bonuses and other perks.

As I recall, there was enormous public opposition to the $700 billion bailout passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in September. Our “leaders” turned a deaf ear to the people then and continue to do so today.

The founders would be disgusted that so many Congress members who voted in favor of the bailout were re-elected only weeks later. They would be ashamed of us for what we’re putting up with today.

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