What should the American people get for bailing out AIG, Lehman, & other Wall St. scammers?

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Welcome news comrades! We the People are now We the Owners. The People’s Insurance Company, formerly known as AIG, was saved for the time being from the forces of capitalism by the new Union of Republican Socialists, formerly known as the GOP. Somewhere in the great beyond, the ghost of Karl Marx is grinning while the spirit of Adam Smith forks over the one dollar bet with an invisible hand:

In a move aimed at averting a new global economic shock, the US Federal Reserve agreed an unprecedented 85-billion-dollar rescue loan for American International Group. The deal, sealed late Tuesday, saved AIG from collapse and gave the US government a 79.9 percent stake in the insurance behemoth.

Now that the People own a major insurance company, it’s fair to ask how the People’s Insurance Company, along with the People’s Mortgage Companies and the People’s Investment Banks, will benefit the People who Own them. Can we expect lower premiums, equity sharing, and corporate perks for our hundreds of billions of dollars? Should we start checking our mailbox for dividend checks? Who gets paid first, claimants, bondholders, stockholders, or we the new taxpayer owners? We the Owners, want to know, and the Union of Socialist Republicans better damn well tell us, fast.


  1. Reply
    May 2, 2011 at 3:16 am

    We should get what we deserve for continuing to elect and re-elect the people who should be running the show.

  2. Reply
    Barry OH!
    May 2, 2011 at 3:32 am

    A Hammer and Sickle!

  3. Reply
    May 2, 2011 at 4:19 am

    If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.
    4 years wasnt enough for some…..they asked for 4 more and said please to Bush and his cronies now look at the results.

    I wonder who we will be bailing out next week. Who is bailing out the American people from foreclosure, underemployment, unemployment, jobs going overseas and so on. You hit a nerve! 🙂

    What should we get…..how about a Democratic president who cares about all people….not just the rich and powerful wall st companies.

    Good question.

  4. Reply
    May 2, 2011 at 5:19 am

    the shaft

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