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brian-mckee's picture
Just thought of this. What if in the late 1800's the federal government bailed out the the railway industry. Oh wait! They did. They bought the whole kit and created AmTrack! What good did that do? It kept a few people in jobs and stagnated the railway industry. Which enabled other nations who...
cynthia-w-gentry's picture
It was inevitable. In light of the economic meltdown, the porn industry (well, as represented by Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis) is seeking a federal bailout. Flynt said in a statement: "People are too depressed to be sexually active. This is very unhealthy as a nation....
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
 Everybody balks at the "rescue" of the stock market, savings and loans, and the prospect of bailing out the big three automakers. But, where is the grumbling when it comes to the Justice Department's approval of using taxpayer funds to rescue some of our highest elected officials from...
lina-ru's picture
It is just incredible for me to see the American news. It is like a soap opera, full of drama and tragedy... Really, I just want to see a happy ending. BUT... I see American people asleep. The ones who dare to wake up are seen as radical or even crazy. It is shocking to realize how a country...
june-casagrande's picture
I reluctantly support chipping in my share of $700 billion dollars -- (about $2,300 for every man, woman and child in the country but more for me since deadbeat kindergarteners aren't pulling their weight) -- to bail out companies driven to the brink of destruction by stupid, selfish, short-sighted...