What Will Commoners Get from the Bailout?

The whole bailout deal feels like a case of legalized extortion. House Republican John Boehner warned Democrats, “Efforts to exploit this crisis for political leverage or partisan quid pro quo will only delay the economic stability that families, seniors and small businesses deserve.” In other words, shut up and give us the money. (Rep. Boehner: please assure me that there was no political leveraging or partisan quid pro quo at work when Congress pushed through the unconscionable consumer bankruptcy bill in 2005.)

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