Thursday, April 02, 2009

Barney Frank - always a class act

Where is professional courtesy on the House floor?
Frank, his gravelly voice booming through the chamber, grabbed the microphone after Culberson blasted Democrats for passing the stimulus, which permitted the American International Group to lavish billions on executives after its de facto federal takeover.

Frank accused the GOP of attacking him for trying to fix the flawed stimulus, saying Republicans’ criticism was part “of a psychological disorder I am not equipped to diagnose.”
Yup, you gotta be crazy to oppose what the Frank-Pelosi-led Congress want to do on anything.

Sounds like the Democrats are getting a mite bit testy up there.

UPDATE: Byron York has another example of Barney Frank hyperbolic sarcasm.
"My colleagues on the other side," Frank continued, "are kind of like kids who have had a toy bear, or a blanket, and this security blanket means a lot to them. Their security blanket is being able to complain about something [the stimulus bill] that happened before the break."
And Barney Frank's pacifier is trying to evade responsibility for passing a massive stimulus package without his members having read or thought about the thing.

And I guess in his mind, it takes a psychological disorder to not be in favor of the Timothy Geithner determining the salaries of any employee in any company that takes federal bailout funds.
The Pay for Performance bill, whose details were reported Tuesday in the Examiner, would impose government controls on the salaries and bonuses of all employees -- not just top executives -- of companies that have received capital investments through the Troubled Asset Relief Program and other federal measures. The bill would give Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner the power to determine whether those salaries or bonuses are "unreasonable" or "excessive." Geithner would also have the authority to draw up a set of "performance standards" that the covered companies would be required to use to calculate bonuses and retention payments.
Geez. Raise your hand if you have enough faith in the government to figure out not only which cars should be produced, which loans given out, but also how much companies should play any of their employees.