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Financial Bailout

The Failure of "Because I Say So"

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

As an American typically ignorant of the arcane ways of the financial wizards, what was missing for me in the scare talk last week was somebody who could put the danger in concrete terms.

White Men In DC Saving White Men On Wall Street | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As details of the highly unpopular bailout plan are tweaked and leaked, it's time the we taxpayer ask ourselves, who are these Congressional saviors, ...

Why Should We Pay for All the Bad Loans of All the Banks in the World?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cenk Uygur

The lobbyists have already gotten their claws into this and the bill has been expanded from bad mortgage assets to all of their bad loans. That's insane.

Roll Your Own Bailout, It's Easy!

Zack Exley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zack Exley

In Paulson's world, struggling homeowners and renters will not get any deal. I have converted the treasury bill from a bailout for billionaires to a "Homeownership For All" act.

Democrats: "We Will Not Simply Hand Over A $700 Billion Blank Check To Wall St"

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

***UPDATE*** 11:11PM Democrats have begun to push back on the bailout plan offered by the Bush Administration, specifically with legislation that woul...