Ron Rosenbaum, Writer

September 29, 2008

I Don't Always Agree With Michael Moore, But on the Bailout…

Filed under: Uncategorized — ronrosenbaumwriter @ 8:50 am

…but I like the enraged populist spirit of this screed which he calls The Rich Are Staging a Coup this Morning”.

My solution is less populist/nihilistic than what I’d call populist constructive: the (likely) Obama Adminsitration should make Ralph Nader Treasury Secretary. He’s the only one smart enough to untangle the scams and identify the perps and refer them to Attorney General Spitzer (kidding! but wouldn’t that be a deserving humiliation for the greedheads who gave us this meltdown?)

Perhaps an even better humiliation might be to force every Wall Street executive who dips his hand in the bailout honey pot to exchange his Park Avenue co-op with a foreclosed family in Buttkick, Missouri. It may take a little while to adjust to the shift from Nobu to Taco Belle, but I hear the chicken-nugget burrito is tasty.

Re those execs, I’m sure you’ve been to family gatherings whee some curmudgeonly uncle will say “If you’re so smart why aren’t you rich.” As the world economy goes down the tubes because of these thieving bozos I think we’re all justified in asking them: “If you’re so rich how come you’re not smart?”


  1. If it weren’t for the likes of ACORN, a radical left “take from the rich, give to the poor” organization, pressing Washington to pressure banks into lending to virtually anyone with a pulse, we wouldn’t be in this mess. Yes, ACORN, the same organization that billed the Obama campaign for $800k worth of consulting fees, is at the eye of the $hitstorm that has caused the Chernobyl on Wall St. If you want to crap on the CFO’s, then its only fair that the Chris Dodds and Barney Franks of the world, be punished with the same wire brush. Those two belong in jail, but instead, they’re mugs are on CNN, telling us that anything wrong with the system was caused by a Republican. Michael Moore has jumped on this because he sees it as an opportunity to preach to the same idiots that have absorbed his lies before.

    Apparently, he has a new fan.

    Comment by Syd B. — September 29, 2008 @ 9:22 am | Reply

  2. The fantasy of putting guilty rich folks in jail means nothing will happen to them, criminals are too well protected.

    Instead, there should be a call for “windfall incompetence tax” on all financial bonuses to all execs over the last 10 years. A tax, cash, not anything criminal.
    No deductions, no excuses, just 90% of all bonuses over $1 ml.

    The only org the greedy rich are afraid of is the IRS.

    Comment by TomGrey — October 2, 2008 @ 6:49 am | Reply

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