Saturday, January 24, 2009
Gimme Your Money
The latest beggar:
Citigroup, recipient of another $45 billion, made the opposite call. While trying to keep a low profile, the company is still fielding an army of Washington lobbyists working on a host of issues, including the bailout. In the fourth quarter, it spent $1.77 million on lobbying fees, according to its lobbyists’ filings.
These banks are griping my butt. Yep, crude language, but DANG! So far no one has proved that the last "bailout" using our tax dollars benefited any hurting homeowner. In fact, we are being told that the banks don't know where the money went, that their accounting systems just absorbed the money. Other reports include executive bonuses and offices being remodeled. That makes me mad. Now, $1.77 million of lobbyist fees? Fightin' mad. So I'm writing anyone that goes to Washington that I can find email addresses for.
Yep, I am.
Next, I am not sure about appointment of Geitner to oversee our tax system - not when he makes "innocent mistakes" - forgets to report wages he paid to housekeepers and forgets to pay his own taxes for four years. I really was hoping for someone who could count better than me.