The Bailout: Won’t Someone Please Think of the Car Dealers?

Cap’n Transit pointed out the other day how US Senators, including Majority Leader Harry Reid, were pushing Bailout 2.0 by emphasizing the precipitous drop in new car sales and the slowing of highway construction as indicators of national crisis. (Mayor Bloomberg, by the way, also alluded to empty dealer showrooms during yesterday’s third term pitch.)

To keep things in perspective, we again turn to "The Daily Show." Queuing up a Senate testimony montage at the five-minute mark of this clip, Jon Stewart explains the initial House bailout clusterf#@k:

"No wonder it didn’t pass the House. Their explanations in no way explain the problem. To do this you’ve gotta at least use highway wreckage metaphors. It’s the only way Americans understand things. I think the Senate knows what I’m talking about."

Hilarity ensues.

Video: Comedy Central

  • This bailout is just one more example of the indivisible handjob stroking irresponsible CEOs and CFOs with billions so that they can run the American economy even further into the ground. So much for Keynesian economics. If the goal is to stimulate the economy, why not give the money directly to the American taxpayers? We could do twice as much good for the economy by giving half as much money directly to hardworking American taxpayers. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush administration.

  • Whoa there John. I’m pretty ticked off about this situation too but, for the love of God, there is no need to mix so many metaphors!

    After all, the apple doesn’t fall far from two wrongs making a right.

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