So, lose any homes lately, a job, your investments?

Well, that’s too bad, because you are too small to be helped by folks like George W. Bush or John McCain. But large financial institutions who exploited the deregulation they loved are too big to fail and you the taxpayer shall shall be further indebted to save them.

For we, and by that I mean "they", shall create a new governmental agency to save the needy greedy.

Here’s the bill:

As for funding levels, you can figure it could be anywhere from $200 billion to $500 billion, on top of the money already committed for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG and Bear Stearns. That’s a pretty good indication of how serious a problem we have on our hands.

So what does that come to $600, $650 billion? About a measly $4,000 from each of us. Still, it is only a third as expensive as the $12,000 or so the Iraq War will cost the average tax payer. So suck it up!

What’s that you don’t have the money? Maybe we will have to foreclose on your citizenship comrade? Socialism with a capitalist face is awesome.

Heckuva job, Republicans.



In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .