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Bush-Obama same dialectic

TO CATCH A THIEF

By Lynn Stuter

Americans who are watching, learned this week that the American people were lied to back in September when George Bush told the people that the $700 billion bailout bill, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), just had to happen to save the banks and Wall Street. And when Americans learned that banks who received TARP money were paying CEO’s big bonuses, taking executives to lavish spas, ordering jets, vacationing in the Caribbean, and going on hunts in England after “taking” TARP money, they were understandably upset, hammering Congress with angry e-mails.

The first lie was that banks would go under if TARP didn’t pass; the second lie was the self-righteous anger of Congress when they learned that banks “taking” TARP funds were “spending extravagantly.”

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