Friday, March 20, 2009

Democrats’ blame game

TheHill reported Democrats, rocked by public outrage over bonuses, on Thursday began blaming each other over who was responsible for the mess.
The are all to blame, but I would hang Barney Frank and Chris Dodd first.
The House blamed the Senate; the Senate blamed the Obama administration. President Obama, on travel in California, was relatively quiet on the issue.
Go ahead and complete the circle. Blame the House.
But Republicans blamed everyone. The finger-pointing took place even as the House rushed legislation meant to soothe anger over millions of dollars in bonuses paid out by bailed-out insurer AIG. Legislation meant to claw-back those bonuses was approved in a 328-93 vote.
Unfortunately it will never stand up in court.
The blame game surrounded language in the economic stimulus bill that Republicans charge protected bonuses to bailed-out firms. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the House had nothing to do with the now-toxic provision,
except voting for it.
authored by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), and pointed reporters pressing her for answers to her colleagues in the Senate.

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