Sunday, November 23, 2008

Quote Of The Week

I wrote a blog earlier this week about the big three automakers using private jets to fly into Washington DC to ask for bailout money for themselves. The audacity of them spending as much as $20,000 a piece to fly in style while begging poverty was too much for me.

I have to give credit to Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY). He was able to sum up in one sentence what it took a blog for me to say.

"There's a delicious irony in seeing private luxury jets flying into Washington, D.C., and people coming off them with tin cups in their hands,"..."It's almost like seeing a guy show up at the soup kitchen in high-hat and tuxedo."

For these words of wisdom, I give Rep Ackerman the owl


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10 comments:

shoprat said...

Or like a welfare queen driving her expensive car to the welfare office.

Christopher Hamilton said...

Great quote.

cube said...

Yeah, he deserves the owl for that one.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Or like a President-elect saying there will be hope and change and then doing the same ol', same ol'.

Chuck said...

Thanks all. A lib with common sense, who woulda thought? lol

Obob said...

marx would have been jealous for his wit

Z said...

I don't know...if they'd suddenly not used one of their jets and flown coach, wouldn't that have looked a little disengenuous? I've thought about this and can't imagine a graceful way for them to have arrived.

"Oh, look...Mr. Bigwig's flying coach...like THAT's going to make a difference in the bottom line!"

It sure did send one heck of a lousy signal to fly so elitely, but...!!!

let 'em eat cake. Personally? I'd fire them all. And ask for half their salary back!!

Always On Watch said...

The American people didn't overlook the facts on the Detroit bailout. The living style of the auto makers' CEO's didn't go over well -- not at all.

Chuck said...

Z and AOW, I think they really were in a no win situation like Z said. The thing that makes me mad is that we pay so much to CEO's that are failures. If the companies huming along, they're making money, pay the CEO. If they are going down the tubes, take away the jets and multi-million dollar paydays and fire them.

MK said...

The irony would definitely be lost on them. Let's hope their pleas for others hard-earned are also lost.