03/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Roosting Chickens

The first twenty minutes of this evening's news covered incredibly wealthy investment bankers responsible for costing the American taxpayers a trillion dollars, corporate executives responsible for purposely marketing salmonella-tainted peanut butter that killed children, and Mr. and Mrs. Madoff who cheated investors of $50 billion dollars.

What did this unrelated cast of characters have in common?

They all benefited from the tax cuts and deregulation policies of George W. Bush.

Seldom have chickens come home to roost so quickly after the chicken farmer left for the ranch.

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