was bipartisan regarding the financial bailout not regarding the auto portion of it, Josh. AIG was able to do what it did, the same as other banks, because of existing contracts with their execs. And it wasn't Bush's idea to have no accountability....that was the Dems who controlled the money in the House. As for the rest of the auto bailout money, that was all on BO and his deal making with the unions.....which they then turned around and asked for and received a second bailout which they cooked the books for and used that second bailout to pay down the first bailout.....which BO then bragged about regarding how they paid back the bailout when anybody with a brain knew they hadn't paid off anything and they still owe us five years later, not to mention the loss on the stocks that BO sold off last year. Bush had two months to go in his final term and by being given crap information from people who knew better was pressured into quickly signing TARP. You can harp all you want about how we went into Iraq based on bad intel that everybody, including other countries, believed and that decision was also bipartisan.......but bad financial information from our own Finance Committees that Dodd and Frank headed up, resulted in another bad decision that didn't have to happen but it totally benefited every Dem agenda they wanted rather than the American people they were all elected to protect. Every dime of TARP could have gone instead to home owners who were sucked into bad loans and lost not only their savings but their homes as well, and all of that money would have been well spent in that direction instead....and then perhaps bank and finance officers could have been prosecuted and gone to jail instead of walking away clean. But the Dems weren't interested in any of that or BO two months later would have been all over it.
You can't have it both ways, even though you would love to.
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