Subdued. Moderate. Muted. Not words one generally associates with the forthright and fiery Ms. Rand. But ones that are completely accurate today, given that Obama's latest horrific suggestion is too outlandish even for Rand's magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged, in which she offered such (to many) barely believable items as "The Equalization of Opportunity Bill," the "Anti Dog-Eat-Dog Act," and the like.
The Empty Suit in Chief -- check that, the suit that is full of it 18 hours per day -- (vampires have to sleep sometimes, or at least hide from the light) -- has proposed a Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee "to cover expected losses in the Troubled Asset Relief Program."
Wasn't TARP the program that was actually supposed to turn a profit when the banks (most of whom had their arms twisted to take the money) paid it back with interest?
Naturally, the equal protection clause of the Constitution being the least favorite of this Administration's (among a long list), some firms won't be asked to pay it. Who are the lucky few allowed to opt out? GM, Chrysler, delinquent mortgage borrowers and - not least, of course - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
"From each according to his ability to each according to his need" is the operative principle of this Federal government and they mean it.
It's time somebody started pushing for jail time for this fool. The guy is a public menace. Sorry, I would write something stronger here but - with this clown - I've just entirely lost my capacity to be truly outraged.