I see that the current bailout plan provides for bailing out institutions that made bad car loans, credit card companies, and institutions that made student loans. It doesnâ€™t matter that youâ€™ve managed your finances such that you only buy what you can afford, and you behaved like a responsible grownup, helping out these institutions is your patriotic duty.
While weâ€™re at it, here are some other institutions that we should consider helping:
Casinos: They absolutely need the taxpayer to bail them out when people who had a bad run at the craps table donâ€™t pay off their markers.
Da Mob: Taxpayers should make them whole if breaking the knees of their debtors still doesnâ€™t get them paid, and bumping them off ensures non-payment. These guys truly need our help.
Landlords: We simply cannot let them be screwed by deadbeat tenants.
Evil Oil Companies: Why should they take a hit when people donâ€™t pay their gasoline credit card bills?
Restaurant and Bar Owners: They deserve our helping hands when people eat and drink and donâ€™t pay their tabs.
Excuse me while I puke.