So maybe some of you don't remember, but a VERY SERIOUS PERSON regarding budget matters, Paul Ryan, voted for the bank bailout. If he was so very serious about the deficit, I don't understand his vote. Video is fuckin' here yo:
Sorry about the profanity, but I cannot believe that the "lamestream media and such" can't play this clip of someone who want's to screw seniors over because the budget is such a big problem, yet he argued that we MUST give 700 billion dollars to the banks while absolving them of most wrongdoing.... It was in the bill. Check it out, or just listen to the full video to have it explained. The basics are that most unlawful activity was originally given blanket immunity in the bill. I'm not sure how much remained in the final passage. The first bill, championed by Rep. Ryan, was three pages long, and contained said provisions.
Sorry this diary is so short, and I'm sure most of you have seen video of Rep. Ryan begging for the bank bailout before, but I first saw it tonight, and I wanted to share. BTW, all my FNBB buddies, I hope you are well, I am too.