Obama: America Only Gets Mad When I Tell It To

on Monday, April 6, 2009

A Tale of Two Obamas:

Tale #1 - AIG: AIG has contracts to pay $160 million in bonuses. AIG gets stimulus money. Stimulus bill contains text forcing them to pay $160 million in bonuses. AIG pays $160 million in bonuses. Obama call press conference to tell Americans to be outraged over said bonuses. Americans express presidentially mandated outrage.

Tale #2 - Fannie and Freddie: Fannie and Freddie virtually cause the downward spiral of the entire economy. Like AIG, Fannie and Freddie get stimulus money. Fannie and Freddie pay (or are scheduled to pay) $210 million in bonuses - $50 million more than AIG. Obama suspiciously says nothing. Americans express no outrage.