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November 20, 2009

Dems Fighting To Spend Remaining Bailout Funds

Monkeys on a cupcake.

John Larson (D-CT) wants some kind of jobs program. Hah.

Barney Frank (D-MA) want more mortgage loans for people who can't pay them.

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sees plenty of places to spread around the remaining $200 billion (this is a marvelous assumption, that anybody actually knows what was spent and what remains unallocated).

Various players denounce TARP as a bailout for big banking, fat cats, blah blah.

And Tim "Turbotax" Geitner pretends the administration is suddenly concerned about out of control death spiral polls spending too much money.

All of this kabuki is a distraction from the more serious debate and vote this weekend in the Senate on the health care bill. Four Democrats are getting their arms twisted so hard they'll have dislocated shoulders before it's all over (well, they're being nice to Mary Landrieu (D-LA), she only gets a $100MM payoff to play ball). If her yes is worth a mere 100 million, she's a dirty pirate hooker.

Bayh. Lincoln. Landrieu and Nelson. It'd be nice if they heard from a few million people today.


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