Bush Brings WMD Line to Wall Street

Dean Baker, Truthout: "Remember how President Bush got Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell to run around warning about Saddam Hussein's nuclear bombs? This phony scare tactic got Congress to give him the authorization he needed to start the Iraq war. Even though his credibility has vanished, in large part because of the Iraq war, President Bush is again using a lie to cow Congress into giving him a huge blank check. This time, the check is for $700 billion, to be handed over to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, to spend pretty much as he wants."

//www.truthout.org/article/bush-brings-wmd-line-wall-street



Can You Trust a Wall Street Veteran With a Wall Street Bailout?

Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers: "Making the rounds on the Sunday morning talk shows, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson repeatedly said today's financial problems were long in the making. He should know. He was part of the Gold Rush that has brought the global financial system to the brink of collapse. Paulson presided over one of the most profitable runs on Wall Street as chairman and chief executive officer of investment banking titan Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1999 until President Bush nominated him on May 30, 2006 to take over the Treasury Department."

//www.truthout.org/article/can-you-trust-a-wall-street-veteran-with-a-wall-street-bailout



Cash for Trash

Paul Krugman, The New York Times: "Some skeptics are calling Henry Paulson’s $700 billion rescue plan for the U.S. financial system 'cash for trash.' Others are calling the proposed legislation the Authorization for Use of Financial Force, after the Authorization for Use of Military Force, the infamous bill that gave the Bush administration the green light to invade Iraq."

//www.truthout.org/article/cash-trash

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Mushroom Cloud over Wall Street

"All Hail Caesar!" The days of the republic are over.

By Mike Whitney

"The bill gives Paulson the ability to nationalize unlimited amount of private debt and force you and your children to pay for it."

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20839.htm

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US Tax Payers To Bail Out Foreign Banks

Paulson: Foreign Banks can use U.S. Rescue Plan

By Mark Felsenthal

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Sunday that foreign banks will be able to unload bad financial assets under a $700 billion U.S. proposal aimed at restoring order during a devastating financial crisis.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20838.htm



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