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The bailout jeopardizes the entire progressive agenda, undermines democracy, doesn't compensate us for our money and doesn't solve the problem. Otherwise, it's great!
The Paulson/Bernanke bailout plan is not the way to go, unless you work on Wall Street. Even if you do, there are compelling reasons to fear it. Here's what Congress should do instead.
Even without knowing the specifics of Paulson's staggering rescue plan, you can kiss the environment, preschool education and health insurance for all goodbye.
Paulson's rescue plan represents a historic swindle--all sugar for the villains, lasting pain for the rest of us. Don't let Wall Street get away with this without enacting significant reform.
Washington's mission may, at this late date, be an even greater one than Roosevelt's New Deal faced.
Fifty-seven million American families, who put their money in theoretically stable investments find themselves staring into the abyss.
Sorry, but I have no sympathy for the sudden poverty of investment bankers who've gamed and likely destroyed our financial system in the relentless pursuit of wealth.
As bigwigs get bailouts, taxpayers ponder layoffs, ruined retirements and wiped out college funds. Yet neither McCain or Obama have tapped into that anger.
The house of global finance is on fire--and the lightning bailout of AIG raises serious question about government's capacity to extinguish the flames.
Taking over Fannie, Freddie, banks and brokerages is one thing; knowing what to do with them is something else.
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