From Steve at The Left Coaster:
Several items for your consideration tonight.
Chris Dodd did not put the exemption clause for contract bonuses into the stimulus bill; Tim Geithner’s Treasury Department did. They asked Dodd to amend his existing language limiting such compensation to allow contract bonuses to be paid even with taxpayer money because the tone-deaf bastards at Treasury were too goddamned worried about lawsuits. F*ck these bastards, make them show their faces publicly and sue the federal government. I want to know who the pricks are who ran the company into the ground on my dime, even if the CEO is too clueless or deceitful to tell Congress who they are. At least Obama accepted the blame for what Geithner screwed up, but he was wrong to say that Geithner has “made all the right moves.”
Why in hell are Rush and the rest of the right-wing punditocracy siding with the crooks at AIG and against Main Street?
Evan Bayh, who didn’t have the guts to run for president himself, is enough of a weasel to harm a Democratic president.
Gallup reports that a majority of the public wants a new law that would make it easier for unions to organize.
Bill Richardson has eliminated the death penalty in New Mexico.