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Zero Accountability

December 22, 2008

In my never-ending pursuit to move this blog as far from adhesives and sealants-related news as possible, I offer today a link to an Associated Press article on how America’s banks are distributing their Federal bailout money:

Because I am the self-ordained King of the Rhetorical Question, I ask you, my fellow players in this high-stakes version of financial Risk (a Parker Brothers game): How does this make any sense? If any one of us “normal” people were to mosey into a bank today looking for a loan, we’d be met with enough terms and conditions to make our heads spin. Simply put, we’d be held accountable, whereas the lending institutions of the U.S….not so much.

Last week, I socked it to Congress for giving itself a raise despite the bleak economic outlook in this country. Today, I add the Treasury Department to my Whaaa---? List. As in, “No one is keeping tabs on what American banks are doing with their bailout money.” All together now:


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