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Duck Soup

jcp052 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:07 PM
Can we talk about Republican wealth redistribution? This link shows that George W. Bush and his Republican administration gave AIG at least $150 billion. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE52624P20090308 Below is an excerpt from the article for those reading here. "The U.S. government first rode to AIG's rescue in September of 2008 with an $85 billion credit line after losses from toxic investments, many of which were mortgage related, and collateral demands from banks, left AIG staring down bankruptcy. Later in 2008, the rescue packaged was increased to $150 billion. The bailout was overhauled by the Republican administration, once again, to offer the insurer an additional $30 billion in equity."

One of the great character-study movies of all time is the 1933 film Duck Soup starring the Marx Brothers.

As President Rufus T. Firefly (played by Groucho) is interrogating a man named Chiolini (played by Chico) who is on trial for spying. There is this brief exchange as a General rushes in to announce that Sylvania, the country bordering Freedonia, is threatening to attack:

General: This means war!

Civilian Official: Something must be done. War would mean a prohibitive increase in taxes.

Chicolini: I got an uncle lives in Taxes.

Official: Nooo. I'm talking about taxes,...