Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pomposity and Prosperity Plead Poverty

'Big Three CEO's Flew Private Jets to Plead for Public Funds' was the headline on the ABC News page.

The woman who drove her Maserati to the welfare office to collect food stamps is the first image that comes to mind.

Automobile icons, these men each traveled in his private jet to Congressional hearings where they begged taxpayer funding to get them out of debt they created. They claim to be important to the economy. Whew. A triple spin without ice.

It's my understanding that a first-class flight on a regular carrier, while a bit inconvenient for those without the coj*ones to panhandle in style, would have cost each of these tycoons in the neighborhood of $500 as opposed to the $20,000 estimated cost for this trip aboard their ego buckets.

The employees and the country lose. The icons win. I say, 'Let's take the auto companies and turn them over to intelligent single mothers/fathers or retirees who are accustomed to budgeting.' These pompous poo*ps don't deserve private planes or parachutes. Bah humbug.

No wonder we Americans (and much of the global community) have become so disenchanted with the wealthy and those who will do whatever it takes to keep themselves intact, at whatever cost to the general public.

There's no elephant in the room, Virginia, it's full of skunks. No offense to Disney's Flower.

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