In the face of this father-knows-best obfuscation, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) tells it like it is. In a floor speech last week, the Toledo lawmaker rattled off the rules of the Wall Street bailout game:
Rule one: Rush the decisionPerhaps most importantly, she noted that this game is not a one-time event. She urged those listening to think about the long-term ramifications of the bill, saying "Once this bailout is in place, the greed game will begin again."
Rule two: Disarm the public through fear
Rule three: Control the playing field
Rule four: Divert attention and keep people confused
Rule five: Always keep in mind the goal is to privatize gains to a few and socialize losses to the many