Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Private Jet Panhandlers

Note to CEOs:

When you're going to Washington, DC to panhandle us for billions of dollars due to your mismanagement, don't take the private jets. It's kind of tacky. It makes you seem like nouveau riche "white trash."

Try to have a semblance of class, fellas! At very least, why not spend some time with the homeless to learn the etiquette of harassing people who actually work into giving you the money they have earned? No need to reinvent the wheel, and all that.


The Taxpayers

My prediction is that Congress will cave in to the auto industry lobbyists, and take care of their pals in Detroit (over the vehement objection of their constituents, who will be ignored, of course). And the result will be even worse than if they had done nothing, allowing the Big Three to continue in their mismanagement emboldened by the latest money-grab with no market consequence for their incompetence. And, as a bonus, it will also encourage further troughing by other catastrophizing private-jet-setting CEO panhandlers and other corporate-welfare bums.

Maybe we'll soon be seeing "tent cities" cropping up for down-on-their-luck executives (suburban subdivisions, oh the shame...) and taxpayer-supported "soup kitchens" serving second-rate vichyssoise, domestic caviar, and non-humidored Cohibas (for shame, for shame!) for the down-and-out CEO beggar. Why, it's a regular Wall Street version of Grapes of Wrath.

It's going to be a cold winter. Get those tax forms filled out ASAP, and please give generously!

1 comment:

Rev. Eric J Brown said...

But you don't understand. . . company policy said that they needed to use private jets for their own safety. . .

Oh, wait. . . isn't that an example of a stupid and wasteful policy of a company that perhaps needs to go under?