Wall Street Should Refund Bonuses Paid For With Bailout Money.

It’s not enough for Obama to huff and puff and scold Wall Street. He should make them give the money back. Funny enough, innocent people who got money from any investments made with Bernie Madoff will have to pay them back if they got those payments in the last six years. And those people may be forced to pay back gains gotten on their own genuine investments. So why shouldn’t any Wall Streeter have to repay a bonus earned, for a less than lousy performance, paid for, with my tax dollars and yours? If you purchase stolen goods without knowing that they are stolen, those goods still must be returned to their rightful owner. That seems to be a pretty clear parallel to me. If you got a bonus that was paid for by bailout money, it should be returned. End of story.

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give back those wall street bonuses!

give back those wall street bonuses!

Madoff Cooks The Books

So I guess Ruth Madoff’s main cooking tip would be to knead the dough until it’s gone.
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Ruth Madoff shows off her cooking skills

Ruth Madoff shows off her cooking skills

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Ruth Madoff, wife of billionaire Ponzi schemer, Bernie Madoff, wrote a book on Kosher cooking. Maybe the sequel should be called: “Cooking the Books.” And it definitely won’t be Kosher.

Death, Taxes And Democrats

Benjamin Franklin said: the only two certainties are death and taxes. Well, he was right, but he forgot the exception to the rule: high ranking Democrats. I guess that’s how the Democrats got their reputation for being elitist. Leona Helmsley must have been a Democrat. Wasn’t she the one who said, “We don’t pay taxes. Taxes are for the little people.”?
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Tim Geithner, Tom Daschle, and Nancy Killefer

Tim Geithner, Tom Daschle, and Nancy Killefer

Tim Geithner Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer

Nancy Pelosi. Mommy Dearest?

So, Nancy Pelosi. Even her own daughter has switched to the Republican Party. Now there are some family dynamics for you! Maybe they can bring back Joan Crawford to play Pelosi in the movie version of her life! Tying together the earlier posts about a.backstabbing Democrats, and b.Nancy Pelosi, here’s one cartoon from that rich vein I’ve been mining. And someone, please, tell my husband that although it may not seem to be true, I do know the election is over.

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Nancy Pelosi and John Dean having a backstabbing party.

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To the jeers and boos of a deeply divided Party, Democratic officials, led by Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi, agreed to seat delegates from the disputed Florida and Michigan primaries at the August convention but give them only half a vote each, dealing a blow to Senator Clinton.
In another clear attempt to push the nomination toward Senator Obama, Party leaders strongly urged Super Delegates to commit to a candidate now, rather than wait until the convention, effectively cutting short Clinton’s momentum in this tightly run race.