Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Senator Chuck Grassley Lobbies for Hara-Kiri

I think Republican Senator Charles Grassley from Iowa has been watching too many Godfather marathons, especially the one where Tom Hagen visits Frank Pentangeli “Frankie Five Angels,” lights up a cigar, and suggests that his family will always be taken care of, alluding to the criminal code “if he commits suicide.”

Grassley, in a radio interview, came right out and said that the losers in AIG’s financial division, who took the huge payout, should apologize and/or commit Hara-Kiri.

Maybe Grassley has been listening to too many old WWII stories as well, because this tradition is long gone from Japanese culture. It is also a very disturbing attitude and reeks of stupidity, especially when we all know that the government enabled the $165 million in bonus payouts in the first place, when they bailed-out the AIG sinking ship.

Come on guys, spare us the pretense and outrage - set better rules! Go through legal channels to get back our money and rethink your methodology; Hara-Kiri is not a solution.

The AIG executives have probably already stashed much of their money off-shore and should be forced to make restitution – not die with it all still in Swiss bank accounts and/or the Cayman Islands for beneficiary distribution!

The people of Iowa should lay their case before the House Judiciary Committee and recall this flat liner:




Government Math:

2 comments:

GoingLikeSixty.com said...

Grassley is an idiot. He obviously had mulled this over in his mind, this isn't the kind of analogy one comes up with on the spur of the moment.

I think he got to the "bow and apologize" and thought it wasn't "angry" enough and he just shot his mouth off.

What a dope.

Rose A. Valenta said...

Thanks for your comment. I agree with you. I never heard anything so unAmerican in my life! I know he must be taking flak from Iowa.