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Anybody Outraged?

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Over the fact that the Administration requested that language be inserted in the AIG bailout to ensure that the bonuses could happen, Chris Dodd lied about it, and then they all spent the whole week expressing moral outrage and proclaiming their intentions to get that money back for the American people?

I know that people who aren't fans of Obama are pissed off, but what about those of you that like him? Does it bother you?
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The bonuses themselves are a completely different issue than the actions of the administration and guys like Chris Dodd who all just looked into the camera and lied their asses off. And frankly, if the President says "well, we've got a lot on our plates right now" again as a means of excusing it, my head may explode.

There is something about mock outrage that pisses me off.

I could easily argue either side of the bonuses themselves. Anybody willing to argue in favor of the actions of the Admin. and Congress in lying about what went into making them possible? It seems that the same people around here who have spent a considerable amount of time defending Obama and saying that anybody who doesn't like him just can't get over losing the election, are strangely quiet when it comes to this particular little issue.
Slight edit of my outrage, Lindsay called attention to the VA outrage and full kudos for that.
The VA outrage is that this country has taken care of its wounded vets at a cost to all of us, since they got hurt in service to all of us. To do anything else is an outrage; I don't care how you couch it.
Maple1, I'd argue this point with you further but I don't really think you believe that's it ok to remove publicly funded coverage for wounded vets. I just don't. So there isn't really any point.

How about answering the question posted by the initial post, instead?
As I understand the VA proposal, they weren't removing pulic funding, they were saying if you have coverage through your job that would pay first, then the gov. plan. If you don't have other coverage then obviously the gov plan is primary. There was no reduction in benefits was there?
So no hope on hearing your views on this thread? Cause there's already a thread for the other one; it only came up here because I was acknowledging that Lindsay had been intellectually honest enough to bring it up.
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