Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Your (hard-earned) tax dollars at work

In light of the post-bailout CEO scramble for loot and plunder, that old commercial depicting what seems to be Donald Trump "dumpster diving" may not be that far off. Only I think the image of pigs at the trough might be a little more apropos. After you read this, make sure you thank your congressman and senators who likely voted to rob you so that their well-heeled cronies and benefactors could continue to belly-up and immerse their snouts in the trough. And, of course, capitalism is being blamed for what is really just a manifestation of the very opposite, a form of reverse-welfare for the mega-rich. Thanks, Democrats and Republicans! Thanks, McCain and Obama! Way to "reach across the aisle." Oink, oink!

Meanwhile, here's a little ditty from the Beatles' White Album that comes to mind:


Have you seen the little piggies
Crawling in the dirt
And for all the little piggies
Life is getting worse
Always having dirt to play around in.

Have you seen the bigger piggies
In their starched white shirts
You will find the bigger piggies
Stirring up the dirt
Always have clean shirts to play around in.

In their sties with all their backing
They don't care what goes on around
In their eyes there's something lacking
What they need's a damn good whacking.

Everywhere there's lots of piggies
Living piggy lives
You can see them out for dinner
With their piggy wives
Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon.

[Ed. Note: Apologies are due, of course, to real pigs for sullying their image by comparing them to shameless corporate stooges, lackeys, and parasites on dollar-destroying welfare - sorry piggies. No bacon burger for me... +HW]

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