Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Banks - We All HATE Them!!!

And why? Because when they went to government crying they needed a bailout for fucking up the economy, they went and wasted tons of that money. AIG employees went to spas. Wells Fargo arranged a Vegas getaway (later cancelled, but supposedly they still have to pay), and PNC bought itself another bank with 3/4 of the bailout money they received.

In other words the banks are really pissing off the taxpayers, and the lawmakers in Congress are starting to feel the pinch:

Even lawmakers who helped craft the bailout have been frustrated that some bank executives were taking big bonuses and scheduling junkets. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said banks "have to understand they live in a new world and the old ways of doing business aren't acceptable."
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., said banks were acting "stupid" and making it harder for lawmakers to defend them.
"People really hate you," he said, imploring banks to do everything possible to avoid offending people. "And they're starting to hate us just for hanging out with you."
Gee, Barney, ya THINK? We're pissed at the banks? REALLY?! How the hell did you guess?

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